• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Wednesday May 2: Strengthening stewardship in the Lake Simcoe watershed – Bradford workshop

In Bradford West Gwillimbury
Apr 20th, 2018
Lake Simcoe

From Paul Bubelis Sustainability Network

Late last fall and into the winter we surveyed 49 agricultural and environmental stewardship organizations in the Lake Simcoe watershed. The response (83%) was impressive and the information that was gathered about key attributes and relationships represents a rich data set.

We are inviting respondents and anyone else interested in the results to a presentation, discussion and workshop in just over two weeks. Please join us to learn about how local organizations are connected to others in the basin, and how we can work together to improve water quality in Lake Simcoe.

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Location: Multi-Purpose Room, 2nd Floor, Bradford West Gwillimbury
(BWG) Leisure Centre, 471 West Park Ave, Bradford
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm public presentation
12:00pm – 1:00pm light lunch
1:00pm – 3:00pm ‘deeper dive’ (respondents only)

The session and lunch are free but registration is required. Please RSVP to rsvp@sustainabilitynetwork.ca indicating if you will attend the presentation and lunch or, if you represent a survey respondent, would you also like to participate in the focused conversation that afternoon. Your response would be appreciated as soon as possible but at least a week out as that helps us plan a better event.

The project team consists of myself, Tony Maas and April Weppler of Freshwater Future Canada, and our social network analysis consultant Dr. Julia Baird of Brock University. I also want to take this opportunity to thank and recognize the counsel provided by the members of our advisory committee:
– Jody Mott of the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association
– Bruce Kelly, Farm & Food Care Ontario
– Leah Emms, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
– Katherine Fox, Beef Farmers of Ontario
– Terry Rees, Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations
– Ryan Post, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
Funding for the work was provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

We hope to see you at the workshop on May 2!

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