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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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NEW! Your Septic System: Protecting Your Investment and the Environment
Did you know that septic systems can affect your drinking water sources?
Your Septic System: Protecting Your Investment and the Environment has information for septic system owners about maintenance, inspection and how to know whether your system is failing. Make sure that your septic system is working properly to help protect your drinking water sources. Protecting water sources is one way Ontario is preparing for climate change.
Download the brochure. It is also available as a text-only template for locally-developed materials.

Conservation Ontario Media Release
Conservation Authorities Support Strengthened Proposed Great Lakes Protection Act
NEWMARKET(February 19, 2015) – Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities strongly support a strengthened proposed Great Lakes Protection Act that will solidify collaborations to help to address growing issues around the Great Lakes.  READ MORE

New! Wells Abandonment and Testing page added to Source Protection Resource Catalogue
If you own a well, you are legally responsible to maintain it and have it tested regularly, or to close or abandon it properly. These actions protect you and your neighbours’ drinking water sources. 
Information on wells abandonment and testing has been added to the Source Protection Education and Outreach Resource Catalogue
The wells page complements the information already available for municipalities and conservation authorities to support implementation of their source protection education and outreach policies.
We encourage you to link to the catalogue, promote it through social media, and share it with anyone you know who has a well.

Conservation Ontario Media Release
Conservation Ontario Supports Unique Proposed Invasive Species Legislation
NEWMARKET (November 7, 2014) Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities - who deliver a wide variety of conservation programs in local watersheds - commend the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) for re-introducing the proposed Invasive Species Act, Canada’s first standalone piece of legislation designed to address the urgent and growing problem of invasive species in Ontario. READ MORE

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