Making a Difference – One Stream at a Time

The Community Stream Steward Program (CSSP) is a multi-partner conservation and stewardship initiative hosted by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. With the aim of engaging landowners and communities, the program works to build a network of leaders in stream conservation, restoration, and stewardship across Ontario. The program provides these landowners and community members with the advice, support, and tools required to conduct coordinated stewardship activities along stream reaches within their neighbourhoods.

We can provide:

  • Site visits and project planning for landowners
  • Stream assessments and monitoring
  • Presentations and resources for local events
  • Stream restoration and rehabilitation advice
  • Support for local community conservation efforts
  • Stream Steward Training – creating leaders in stream conservation
In 2011, we were recognized by the Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence – read more here!

Program Outreach

The CSSP is based in Peterborough, Ontario and provides support and outreach to the surrounding area including Peterborough County, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, Durham Region, York Region. If you are outside of this area, please feel free to Contact Us and we will refer you to one of our partner organizations.

News & Events

CSSP Receives Federal Grant     

The Community Stream Steward Program has officially received funding from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program to complete coldwater habitat enhancement projects this year. Stay tuned for updates and Volunteer Opportunities. 


The Community Stream Steward Program was launched in 2003 with initial funding provided by

 “The future health and sustainability of coldwater streams depends on the individual and combined involvement of many organizations, associations and property owners.” ~ CSSP Stream Steward