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Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Dec 12th, 2016
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News release from AWARE Simcoe Last week, members of AWARE Simcoe learned that a campaign they started almost four years ago has finally been successful. Liberal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has notified some local municipalities that the Nottawasaga River has been included in the small number of ...
Dec 7th, 2016
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Liberal government adds river to list under Navigable Waters By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun The Nottawasaga River is once again protected under federal legislation. In October, the federal government added the river to the list of rivers and lakes protected under the Navigation Protection Act. Several area ...
Dec 7th, 2016
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AWARE News Network We did it! Thanks to you, the Nottawasaga River has been added to the schedule of the Navigation Protection Act. Only two rivers have had their protection restored by the Liberal government. The other is the Nass River in British Columbia. The reason? The Canada Gazette listing of ...
Nov 25th, 2016
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Some of the concerned Wasaga Beach residents who attended a county council hearing on the Easdale wetland. Among them – front row, fourth from right – is Town Councillor Sylvia Bray. -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries – AWARE News Network Some 30 Wasaga Beach residents watched from...
Nov 23rd, 2016
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Plaque presentation: from left, Andrew Campomizzi, Research Scientist, Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario; Richard Kelly, OTF Grant Review Team member for Simcoe-York; Zoé Lebrun-Southcott, Executive Director, Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario. -Gerald Morris photo News release from Bird Ecolo...
Nov 23rd, 2016
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from Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Shoreline Biodiversity & Citizen Science Workshops: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, — 7:00 to 9:00 pm First Presbyterian Church 200 Maple St., Collingwood Learn more about the biodiversity of the Georgian Bay shoreline in Wasaga Beach and Collingwood, an...
Nov 18th, 2016
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The Bobolink -Jennifer Howard photo Exploring Conservation on Farms from  Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Agricultural fields provide homes for grassland birds like the Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark. This workshop for farmers will look at best practices for managing hay and pastures that ...
Nov 17th, 2016
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Municipalities don’t recover the full cost of stormwater management, according to report from Diane Saxe CBC News Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner wants homeowners to pay an additional fee to deal with flooding. Dianne Saxe, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, calls on every mu...
Nov 13th, 2016
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Proposed policy is a recipe for inaction and delay from Ontario Nature Prior to the 2014 provincial election, Premier Kathleen Wynne pledged to reverse wetland loss by 2025. Accordingly, the Province has proposed a new wetland conservation strategy, which is open for public comment until November 16,...
Nov 11th, 2016
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By Gisele Winton Sarvis Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin Due to onshore winds, the sediment has filled in to the point where you can hop across the opening and it’s only two-feet deep, reported Kevin Lalonde, director of public works to the Committee of the Whole. Lalonde approached committee looking ...