Jun 7th, 2020
From the Wilderness Committee Aggregate mining — for gravel, sand and rocks — is big business in Ontario. The pits and quarries that go into getting these building blocks of construction also pose significant threats to wetlands, farmland, wildlife habitat and drinking water. The current Ontario gov...
May 30th, 2020
Updated June 26 2020 AWARE News Network The Adjala-Tosorontio Farmers’ Market pilot project will open July 10 and run on July 24, August 7 and 21, September 11 and 25 in the upper parking lot of the Adjala-Tosorontio Municipal Grounds at 7855 Sideroad 30 (at Hwy 50, just south of Hwy 89). The A...
May 29th, 2020
Volunteers work on Garlic Mustard control at Tiny Marsh From MTM Conservation Association Weeding Garlic Mustard is the perfect social distancing volunteer job, with every one able to stay well apart – and enjoy the great outdoors. Join us at Tiny Marsh, northwest of Elmvale, on Saturday May 30...
May 16th, 2020
From World Wildlife Fund Canada WWF-Canada is hosting a series of live webinars called Garden for Wildlife. We’re going live to give you the dirt on native plant gardening and to answer your questions. Doug Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened readers to an urgent situation: wildlife ...
May 13th, 2020
A non-Indigenous gardener’s reflections From Toronto District School Board In this illustrated slide show, writer Lorraine Johnson explores the garden in the context of reconciliation and land sovereignty, looking at the ways gardening is tied to settler-colonialism and the role of native plant...
Apr 29th, 2020
From Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation Join us for a webinar on “Extreme Water Levels on the Upper Great Lakes: What Can Be Done?” -Tues. May 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Roger Gauthier -American Chair of ROWI, former Chief Hydrologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit – will present fac...
Mar 16th, 2020
AWARE News Network Here’s a link to a comprehensive list of cancellations. Thanks to the folks at simcoe.com for keeping it up to date: What’s cancelled in Simcoe County...
Mar 8th, 2020
The Elmvale Flow, with the Waverley Uplands in the distance. -AWARE Simcoe photo From AWARE Simcoe Calling all Water Warriors! The water is still flowing. But it faces a very real threat from aggregate extraction on the Waverley Uplands, the recharge area for this amazing resource for which we are pr...
Feb 27th, 2020
from Compost Council of Canada and others Seedy Saturday at the Utopia Hall, 8396 6th Line, Utopia. Saturday March 7 9a to 2p ...