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The Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Ontario

There are many links between nature and economy. In addition to its inherent value, Ontario’s biodiversity has economic value associated with the goods and services it provides. Ecosystem services include nature’s benefits to us, such as providing us with food, … Continue reading

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Ontario Envirothon 2012

Ontario Envirothon – an outdoor ecological competition for high school students – is one of the Ontario Forestry Association’s signature programs. Since its inception in 1994, the Envirothon has grown from 10 schools province-wide to over 200, with 10,000 students … Continue reading

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Join SNO at Latornell Symposium

SNO is participating in two sessions at the upcoming A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston. Both sessions are in the Inspiring Change – Stewardship, Outreach and Education stream on Wednesday November 14th. In session W1E, Suzanne Barrett … Continue reading

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Living City Campus

Whether you’re an industry professional interested in expanding your technical knowledge, or a homeowner interested in living more sustainably, The Living City Campus has a workshop for you! The Living City Campus is operated by Toronto and Region Conservation at … Continue reading

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BEAN supports International Biodiversity Day 2012 activities

The Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network (BEAN) is a collaboration of education, industry, government and non-governmental organizations and agencies dedicated to increasing awareness, understanding and action related to biodiversity in Ontario. Each year BEAN promotes the International Day for Biological … Continue reading

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New Great Lakes funding opportunity

  In September 2012, Jim Bradley, Ontario Minister of the Environment, announced the Ontario Community Environment Fund (OCEF) – “a way of turning yesterday’s pollution incident into today’s environmental improvement. The penalties we collect are used by community groups to … Continue reading

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Asian Carp Public Forum in Toronto, November 8th

This Forum will provide the public, stakeholder organizations, and agencies with the latest information regarding U.S. and Canadian efforts to prevent the introduction of Asian Carp to the Great Lakes.  Experts from U.S. and Canadian federal, state and provincial agencies, as … Continue reading

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TRCA’s Water Garden Grant Program

In 2012, Toronto and Region Conservation received a $21,000 grant from the Ministry of the Environment’s Canada Ontario Agreement (COA) to provide financial assistance to homeowners willing to install Low Impact Development (LID) landscape projects on their properties. The area … Continue reading

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MNR announces changes to stewardship program

MNR recently announced a number of changes to natural resource management in Ontario under its transformation plan. They affect stewardship, park designations and facilities, approval processes, youth employment programs and more. Most notable for SNO’s work are the changes to stewardship … Continue reading

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