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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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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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SNO Forum 2012 – summary report now available

The annual SNO Forum on June 12 2012 was a great success, with a good cross-section of participants from different stewardship sectors. The theme of the Forum was “Celebrating Innovation and Success” and was intended to provide participants with inspiration and … Continue reading

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New fund to help Ontarians protect Great Lakes

On July 24 2012, Ontario launched a new initiative to help communities protect their part of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund provides grants to community groups for grassroots activities such as cleaning up a beach or shoreline, restoring … Continue reading

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Ontario government posts draft biodiversity implementation plan

Biodiversity: It’s In Our Nature, An Ontario Government Plan to Conserve Biodiversity has been posted to the Environmental Registry website for public comment.  To view the notice, please visit www.ontario.ca/environmentalregistry and search for 011-6450. Comments are due by August 6, … Continue reading

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Explore SNO’s new website!

We launched SNO’s new website in the spring and hope you’ve had a chance to look around. It’s full of current information, useful resources, and opportunities for you to participate.  For example, you can: List your organization on our Network members page Post … Continue reading

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Land Stewardship Centre launches online Stewardship Directory

The Alberta-based Land Stewardship Centre recently launched an easy to use, web-based Directory that will help community stewardship groups, organizations, businesses and government find and connect with each other in order to share their experiences and lessons learned in stewardship and … Continue reading

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New tool provides guidance for climate change adaptation

Integrating climate change adaptation into natural resource and watershed management requires an understanding of the known and potential impacts of climate change and the corresponding vulnerability of, and risks to, ecosystems and the people who rely on them. Activity in … Continue reading

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Farmers doing their part to reduce environmental risks

A new brochure recently released by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) shows how Ontario farmers are undertaking responsible environmental management. The publication, “Right actions in the right places: Environmental stewardship through responsible agricultural nutrient management”, highlights various … Continue reading

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