• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Severn Sound Environmental Association

Jan 15th, 2020
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Nina Bifolchi Staff will look into storm-water management, legal services, transit, water and wastewater to find efficiencies as part of regional governance review By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters While the province’s regional governance review fizzled out, the County of Simcoe is still looking at wa...
Aug 5th, 2019
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Today we have almost enough forests and wetlands to buffer the watershed from the impacts of climate change and the stress of phosphorus pollution. But we are losing, not gaining, forests and wetlands. Stronger, strategic protections needed in Simcoe County, report shows News release from Rescue Lake...
Jul 28th, 2019
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Celia Fox, right, of Newmarket chats with Water Protectors Erin Archer and Lynne Gibson yesterday before signing the petition to protect the water. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network It’s busy at the flow (the Water Kiosk on Highway 27 north of Elmvale). The purest groundwater ever tested, ...
Jul 17th, 2019
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End of the road? Canada’s nature emergency News release from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society In advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is welcoming Canada’s efforts to meet our 2020 land protection commitments and urging the federal government t...
Mar 6th, 2019
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From the Severn Sound Environmental Association website Current Employment Opportunities: –Watershed Monitoring Lead – Full-time/Permanent (One position available at the SSEA Office in Port McNicoll) Application Deadline: April 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM Job Posting – 1 Full-time Position S...
Feb 10th, 2019
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Singer and environmentalist Sarah Harmer Friday February 22: Sarah will be joined by Tim Gray, Jeff Monague, Becky Big Canoe, and the Caswell Choir Lions From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Environmental Defence and the Lake Simcoe Rescue Coalition We are thrilled to announce that Sarah Harme...
Oct 16th, 2018
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Professor Ian Clark of the University of Ottawa and graduate student Hamed Mozafari take water samples at the Elmvale flow. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The pristine water that flows from the Waverley Uplands was the subject of brief but intense investigation earlier this month. Scientists from...
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,...
Jun 11th, 2016
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SSEA Open House from SSEA website Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:00 – 4:00 PM Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) Open House Guest speaker at 2 p.m.: David Phillips, Senior Climatologist at Environment and Climate Change Canada, presenting “Tomorrow’s Forecast: warmer, wetter and wilder”. ...