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Sep 13th, 2017
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Major salmon migration event includes nature walk with conservation experts, gourmet meal, FREE kids lunch and entertainment News release from the Blue Mountain Trust Foundation In the wake of last year’s resounding success, the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is holding See the Salmon Run for a second...
Aug 31st, 2017
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A rock bass. Researchers have detected build-ups of human antidepressants in the brains of this fish species, among others, in the Niagara River. -Wikimedia Commons photo The drugs enter rivers and lakes from treatment plants and sewage overflows, threatening aquatic life, scientists say By Charlotte...
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Aug 31st, 2017
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‘The swamps and wetlands that once characterized Houston’s hinterland have been replaced with strip malls and suburban tract homes.’ Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP There’s never been a more important time to understand the political machinations that led to Harvey’s destructiveness – and dismantle the...
Aug 30th, 2017
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Over the past four years the Town of Midland has discharged 1.3 million litres of raw sewage into Georgian Bay. During severe storms, the sanitary sewer system gets overwhelmed by the inflow of storm water, given the fact that some storm sewers and sump pumps are impr...
Aug 30th, 2017
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from Nature Conservancy Canada Minesing Wetlands, West of Barrie, ON Thursday August 31, 2017 10:0A0 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and NCC for a wet and wild day of installing wing deflectors along Willow Creek in Minesing Wetlands. Once installed, t...
Aug 29th, 2017
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From NVCA: Board Meeting Highlights August 25, 2017 Review of the June 23, 2017 flood event Peter Alm, NVCA’s Water Resource Engineer, provided board members with an overview of the June 23, 2017, flood event that took place in the southern portion of the watershed. The 100-year storm saw 113 mm of r...
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Aug 24th, 2017
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A man sits by the river in Garbahaarey town in the Gedo region of Somalia. Photo by AMISOM Public Information/Flickr by Leah Schleifer World Resources Institute Droughts in Somalia. Water rationing in Rome. Flooding in Jakarta and Harvey-battered Houston. It doesn’t take a hydrologist to realiz...
Aug 22nd, 2017
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The Freele Tract – AWARE Simcoe photo From the Friends of Simcoe Forests  The Friends of Simcoe Forests are reaching out to you for your help in completing a very short survey prepared by The County of Simcoe pertaining specifically to our forests. We strongly encourage everyone to participate ...
Aug 6th, 2017
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From Friends of the Waverly Uplands Dufferin Aggregates is hosting a meeting for neighbours of the Teedon Pit regarding neighbours’ concerns aregarding damage to the underlying aquifer. The meeting is set for TUESDAY AUGUST 8 AT 6:30 P.M. at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre (Formally Mid...
Aug 3rd, 2017
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Canadian, U.S. mayors drop challenge over Great Lakes water diversion The Canadian Press A group of mayors from Canada and the U.S. has dropped its challenge to a decision allowing an American city to draw water from the Great Lakes, saying it has secured an agreement to improve the review of similar...