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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! 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 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

New Educational Resource to Help Municipalities Protect Drinking Water Sources

Ontario's Clean Water Act helps ensure public health by protecting existing and future sources of drinking water.  The Act helps communities protect their drinking water supplies through prevention- by developing collaborative, watershed-based source protection plans that are locally driven and based in science.
Some municipalities will be responsible for implementing education and outreach policies in their local area to help protect our valuable drinking water sources.
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has developed a resource catalogue to help municipalities implement these policies. Conservation Ontario is pleased to host this resource catalogue of key information. We encourage you to view it and learn more about how you can help reduce your impact on Ontario's drinking water sources.
For more information, please contact Chris MacLean at: Chris.Maclean@ontario.ca

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