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Helping Ontario to Adapt to Climate Change #NatureBasedSolutions such as protection & restoration of wetlands, shoreline areas, & grasslands as well as enhanced land management practices help us to adapt to #climatechange impacts. #NaturalChampions #COP26
Nature helps to reduce temperatures, protect water quality, and ensure safe drinking water sources. #NaturalChampions #COP26 #TogetherForOurPlanet #NatureBasedSolutions
What Conservation Authorities are doing Conservation Authorities are tackling #climatechange through a mix of #mitigation and #adaptation measures. Using an integrated watershed management approach. #NaturalChampions #COP26 #TogetherForOurPlanet
What a difference 6 months and a lot of rain makes in this wetland creation project at the KCCA Administration Centre. Check out the before and after pictures of these two wetland cells. Funding for this project was provided by @ONenvironment, @environmentca, and @DUContario
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DYK - Conservation Authorities identify and track many conditions in order to see how they’re affecting our water and land natural resources as well as the public health of Ontarians. #COP26 #TogetherForOurPlanet #NaturalChampions #ConservationMatters
What #climatechange impacts are we experiencing in Ontario? Hotter weather, rising water temperatures, property and infrastructure #flooding, and damage, as well as threats to #drinkingwater and the spread of disease from mosquitos and ticks, are just a few. #COP26
New 🎧 episode out today - Changing Communities 🌇 Explore the connection between human health & local greenspaces & learn how nature nurtures. It’s never too late to make a difference.#LakeSimcoeoe Session#Podcastst. Listen…35#ClimateConnectionsndW
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Through a moderated question and answer period we will dive into questions like: How can First Nations partner with ENGOs and land trusts to protect these lands? Can IPCAs be a tool for reconciliation? What does ‘land back” mean? #Latornell #TreatyON
We will explore the history of the IPCA movement within Canada, then learn about some examples of IPCAs and other indigenous governance structures developing in Ontario. #Latornell #TreatyON #TreatiesRecognitionWeek
This webinar will feature several Indigenous speakers who will share their experiences in regards to the development of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) in Ontario. #Latornell #TreatyON #TreatiesRecognitionWeek
WEBINAR: Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas: What Does That Mean, and What Could That Look Like? Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 10AM-12PM LEARN MORE/REGISTER (free): #Latornell #ConservationMatters #TreatyON #TreatiesRecognitionWeek #Indigenous
Want to protect the trees in your community and prevent the spread of invasive species, LDD? Look for those felt-like, tan-coloured patches, then scrape them into a container, cover them with water and dish soap, and let the eggs sit for 48 hours before disposing. 🌳🌲�KsK6
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DYK - Ontario is covered by more than 40 treaties and other land agreements. #TreatyON…
When we focus on nature-based solutions and an adaptation-based approach to restoration, we help ensure, as best we can, that there will still be strong, resilient natural areas for the children of tomorrow, even as their world changes around them. 🌿🌳�#GenerationRestorationtm1cB
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Event today at 1:30 p.m. with Maurice Switzer! Have you registered? 👀 Join Maurice Switzer and learn about promises made in treaty agreements when Canada was settled.#TreatyONN Link below to register ⤵️…O
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It’s Treaties Recognition Week! 📢#TreatyONN Learning about treaties & how they continue to shape the province is an important part of reconciliation with Indigenous…e Check out ‘Top 5 things you need to know about treaties’ to get you started. ⤵️D
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Weekend hiking on the Bruce Trail at Rockway Conservation Area in St. Catharines, Ontario.
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Dogs must be on a leash and under control at all times. This is for the safety of your dog and consideration of our visitors and for the wildlife that lives in our conservation areas.
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Causes & effects of environmental problems are shared by people, places & businesses. Through Partners in Project Green, TRCA brings organizations together to drive environmental and social action. Visit to learn more
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New Video: Ellice Swamp At approximately 1,100 hectares, Ellice Swamp is the largest natural area (woodland or wetland) in the Upper Thames River watershed and in Perth County. @pertheast @PerthCounty
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Conservation Halton hosted another Newcomer Youth Climate Forum at Crawford Lake, where the group of youth walked the trails, toured the longhouses and learned about Indigenous ways of knowing from Kanyen'kehà:ka (Mohawk) teacher, Doug Doolittle. 🌿🙏🏾
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DYK - Tundra Swans have over 28,000 feathers. This is the largest of any known species on the planet! No wonder they head north every summer—it would be like wearing a down-filled coat year-round! 🦢�…0h
Last week, the UTRCA and the Bird Friendly London team led an Accessible Birding Event at Kilally Meadows to celebrate @birdability Week 2021!  Birdability Week celebrates birders with disabilities and encourages the birding community to be inclusive to everybody and every body!
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GROUNDS - Longwoods Road Conservation Area / Ska-Nah-Doht Village Open 7 days a week 9 a.m. to sunset RESOURCE CENTRE/MUSEUM BUILDING - PUBLIC Hours (times will vary per week) Nov. 1, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nov. 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Autumn means carving pumpkins, but DYK there are lots of ways to make use of the leftovers? Reducing waste is one #PieceofthePuzzle in keeping our watershed clean! Tips below #HealthyLakeHuron
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Boo! 👻 #DYKK it's almost impossible to sneak up on a#frogg? They can see almost 360 degrees around them!m
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Looking for some fun activities for the young ones leading up to Halloween? We have a selection of fun, Halloween-themed activities to enjoy.…
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Join us for a guided Forest Therapy Walk at Claremont Nature Centre on November 7! Relax in the woods and connect with nature and yourself while boosting your immune system. Register today at…
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#ClimateChange can cause drought, flooding & extreme heat events, creating risks to human health🌦️. It’s not too late to make a change#LakeSimcoee Sessions �#podcastst. Subscribe and listen on your favorite streaming platform
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Fall colours are everywhere, but you can enjoy their natural splendor plus fall festivals, special programming, & #Halloween events at #ConservationAreas. Visit your local CA for a memorable fall experience! See the Ontario Fall Colours Progression Report:
Visit your local Conservation Area for all things fall! 🍂🍁👻�#StepIntoNatureN#HealthyHikesy#fall #fallcolourso#Halloweenloween
Closing up the cottage? 🏡 DYK - Local health departments offer free well testing? Consider well water testing as part of cottage opening and closing. Even if not in use, private wells can lead to water pollution if not checked or maintained properly.#SourceWaterONN 🚰�Giyz
The only thing scarier than a spooky story around a campfire? The impact of invasive species, Emerald Ash Borer. 👻💀🌳🌳 It is estimated that Emerald Ash Borer will kill 98 percent of ash trees, so help reduce the spread by not moving firewood from one place to anothdUlg
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Be kind to our ecosystem – foraging is not allowed in Conservation Areas. 🙅🍄🙅‍♂️ Fall Mushroom Guide: Identifying Wild Mushrooms (Southern
Fall is peak season for spotting mushrooms along trails. But, have you ever scratched your head thinking, what is that fungus? Get the answers with the @inaturalist Fall Mushroom Guide: Identifying Wild Mushrooms. PS: That’s Chicken of the Woods in the picture. #StepIntoNature🍄i
Drinking Water Source Protection happens in all seasons! Find out about local Source Protection Plans in your area! Visit: #SourceWaterON @ONenvironment #DWSPRoadsign
Final road trip of the season? See this and you are close to a drinking water source. Learn more at #SourceWaterON @ONenvironment #DWSPRoadsign
See the fall colours at your local Conservation Area! 🚗🍃🍁🍂 Read: A road tripper's guide to making the most of Ontario's fall
A fall road trip, why not? 🚗🍂🍃🍁 A visit to the Cheltenham Badlands - a geological wonder and natural heritage landmark, or #ConservationAreaArea - is certainly worth the drive at this time of year. Don’t forget – reservations are needed to visit the Badlan#StepIntoNaturetkFGb
DYK - Conservation Authorities have contributed >130K water data points so far. View the CA data alongside stories and other resources for water monitors, and more. #watershedmonitoring #GreatLakes #DataStream…
Fall colours are still shining at Terra Cotta Conservation Area 🍂🍁#getoutsidei#outdoorso#AutumnwatchtIDt
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Watch this video on the science of fall colours. 🍂�
A colour palette needs pigments and there are 3 types that are involved in #fallcolours: 🍃Chlorophyll: Gives leaves a basic green color 🍂Carotenoids: Produces yellow, orange, & brown colours 🍁Anthocyanin: Responsible for the red & purple leaves in the fa#StepIntoNatureuXZA
Fall is in the air! Have you been to the pumpkin patch yet? Ontario farmers contribute to protecting source water in vulnerable areas, and keep source water safe for everyone. To learn more visit… #SourceWaterON @ONenvironment #DWSPRoadsigns
Municipal drinking water protection begins at the source, such as lakes, rivers, and aquifers. To learn more about the ways you can help protect drinking water sources, visit #DWSPRoadsign #SourceWaterON @ONenvironment
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