In The News 2010
Ontarians Encouraged to Show Off their Favourite Conservation Area
NEWMARKET (November 1, 2010) – People across Ontario are being encouraged to show off their talents as well as their favourite Conservation Area by getting out and taking pictures for the 2011 Ontario Conservation Areas Photo Contest. READ MORE
Conservation Ontario Supports Environmental Commissioner's Report
NEWMARKET (September 23, 2010) Environmental Commissioner Gord Millers’ call for an integrated watershed management approach to protect water and land resources in his Annual Report is essential to protect Ontario from the impacts of climate change and rapid urbanization. READ MORE
Meeting the Challenges of an Uncertain Future: Conservation Ontario 2009 Annual Report
Scientists are able to track the shifts in our climate but they are not able to say with certainty how these trends will impact specific regions such as Ontario. The Ontario Premier’s 2009 Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation chronicles some of these impacts but, how do we plan for what we don’t know - perhaps with what we aren’t even familiar? Conservation Authorities recommend that an Integrated Watershed Management approach will enable us to do this most effectively.
Conservation Ontario’s 2009 Annual Report Meeting the Challenges of an Uncertain Future showcases a selection of work undertaken by Ontario’s Conservation Authorities and partners which is helping to build resiliency within Ontario watersheds today. READ MORE
Reports Show Us What Needs to Be Done to Protect Ontario's Biodiversity
NEWMARKET [May 17, 2010]- Conservation Ontario acknowledges the release today of two important reports by the Ontario Biodiversity Council. These reports are significant because they establish a base line for monitoring the health of important indicator species; and support our ability to assess the effectiveness of programs intended to maintain healthy habitats and species diversity.
10 Years After Walkerton
Protecting Municipal Drinking Water Sources
May 2010 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Walkerton drinking water tragedy and, unfortunately, effects are still felt today by a number of Walkerton residents. In a recently published article in Municipal World (March 2010), Conservation Ontario’s Source Protection Manager reviews key lessons learned and speculates how source protection work could go even further using an Integrated Watershed Management approach to managing water resources in Ontario.
Outstanding Young Farmers Award Winners Are Also Committed to the Environment
NEWMARKET, ONTARIO April 6, 2010 - Conservation Ontario is pleased to congratulate Steve and Lisa Cooper of Zephyr, Ontario as winners of this year’s Ontario Outstanding Young Farmers’ Award. Conservation Ontario was a sponsor of the Awards Banquet held in Belleville on March 30, 2010. READ MORE
Conservation Authorities Support Expert Report on Climate Change
NEWMARKET, November 27, 2009 – As leaders in environmental protection in Ontario, Conservation Authorities applaud a recently released report which presents 59 recommendations to help the Province, municipalities and Ontarians prepare and plan for the impacts of climate change. READ MORE
Conservation Authorities Connection Ontarians by Trail
Toronto, ON – (June 30, 2010) Trans Canada Trail Ontario Executive Director, Dan Andrews, announced today Trans Canada Trail funding support for four Conservation Authority-led trail projects. READ MORE