Protecting the Natural Balance of Your Shoreline

As the snow begins to melt and we are able to see the ice receding from the shoreline, thoughts turn to sunny days spent by the water. All of us who live and play on the water hold our lakes in high regard – we know we need to conserve and protect in order for generation after generation to fall in love with lake-life the same way we have. Perhaps your shoreline needs a little love – dredging can do wonders for your waterfront, and shoreline work preserves your shoreline from erosion and collapse for years to come. Both must be done while maintaining a delicate balance with the shoreline ecosystem.

Dwaine Fisher of Fisher Excavating understands local water levels and the ramifications of changes in these levels. His field of expertise covers things like boathouse and shoreline work, as well as dredging and barge work (not to mention a long list of on-land expertise!). A strong relationship with the Trent-Severn Waterway and the Kawartha Region Conservation Authority means Dwaine has a great perspective on shoreline conservation as well as important habitat protection. 

For every job, Fisher Excavating and their team arranges for all required assessments and permits. A new build could involve permits for demolition and septic, as well as those required by the conservation authority. For example, did you know there are rules in place which prohibit disruption of the water sediment during certain months based on your area? With such a delicate balance when working between water and land, details like these are of utmost importance.

If you are looking to make changes to your shoreline this year, now is the time to book. Fisher Excavating is a number one choice in the industry – they own a full line of professional machines and equipment; and Fisher is able to access any shoreline easily with their new barge. 

Before you dig, Fisher Excavating encourages you to check for environmental ramifications with your local authorities; or hire the professionals, and let Dwaine Fisher and his team do the job for you.

Check out their website:, or contact them at 705-878-3714 (Bus), 705-878-6474 (Mobile) or by email at

We are most pleased to recommend Fisher Excavating for shoreline work. We needed someone with expertise and experience to not only rebuild our frontage on sturgeon lake but to deal with the different government agencies involved. Not only was this accomplished but the actual work was done on time, within the original quote, and the workers and workmanship left our place fully restored with an amazing new look.
Lynne Collins




Very pleased with our shoreline and  dredging done by Fisher Excavating.

The area was basically a swamp when we bought it and they turned it into a great swimming area.

The shoreline retaining wall turned out  beautiful and really gave the cottage a great look. Workers always arrived on time, got their work done, no fooling around, very professional.

We will be using Fisher Excavating again this spring for our new cottage shoreline on Sturgeon. Can’t wait to see the end result so excited for what they have planned. 

Tanya and Mark Mitchell


We recently had our shoreline done by Fisher Excavating. It was an excellent job done from start to finish. Everything was done in a professional and timely manner. Dwaine and his crew were always helpful in answering any of our questions and concerns. We would highly recommend Fisher Excavating for any of your excavating needs.

Denis and Judy Brown