Conservation Ontario is the network of 36 Conservation Authorities, local watershed management agencies that deliver services and programs that protect and manage water and other natural resources in partnership with government, landowners and other organizations. Conservation Authorities promote an integrated watershed approach balancing human, environmental and economic needs. Conservation Authorities are organized on a watershed basis.
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Conservation Authorities Support New Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter By Providing Places to ‘Step Into Nature’
NEWMARKET (October 21, 2013) Today, 70% of young Canadians spend one hour or less a day outdoors. A new Ontario’s Children’s Outdoor Charter strives to turn that around by encouraging organizations and individuals to help children to get outside in order to be more active and to experience nature. Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities provide many opportunities for children and their families to ‘step into nature’ and are pleased to support the new Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter. READ MORE
Conservation Authorities help ensure Ontario is prepared for a flood crisis
Conservation Ontario Media Release
NEWMARKET [July 3, 2013] While Alberta continues to recover from devastating large scale flooding events caused by record setting rainfalls across the province, Ontario can take comfort in knowing it has implemented a system that helps reduce flood damages through effective flood forecasting, flood mitigation works, and managing development in flood plains.
Conservation Ontario Seconds Leader in Watershed Management
Conservation Ontario/Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Media Release
NEWMARKET [June 14, 2013] Conservation Ontario (CO) is excited to announce the short-term secondment of Mike Walters, currently General Manager of Watershed Management at the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA). Mr. Walters will be working with CO to build stronger long-term provincial support and partnerships in the areas of integrated watershed management and the province-wide source water protection program.
We should sweat the climate; experts (December 6)
Two Creeks Forest upgrades complete (December 4)
Grant kick starts 50-year Dundas Valley vision plan (December 4)
Butternut recovery is underway in eastern Ontario (November 28)
Conservation areas to be smoke-free (November 15)