News & Events

Below is a message from the Lake Networking Group (LNG) that may be of interest to you: 

Subject:    A2A Newsletter, Ontario Nature SOS Campaign, Calendar updates

Greetings everyone,

1)  I wanted first to draw your attention to a review of the Endangered Species Act that is currently underway in Ontario. Proposed changes would weaken the current protection for species-at-risk and their habitats. For more about what this could mean, please read the attached document about the Ontario Nature Save our Species (SOS ) campaign or go to the Ontario Nature link below for more detail and an opportunity to support the campaign.

Please note that there is an opportunity for public comment on the proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act through the Environmental Registry of Ontario THE DEADLINE FOR COMMENT is next Monday, March 4th, 2019.  

The Environmental Bill of Rights website is https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4143  

The link to the Ontario Nature SOS Campaign is https://ontarionature.thankyou4caring.org/emailviewonwebpage.aspx?erid=3726410&trid=1d15042d-10f2-48be-a630-c216eea74247  

2)  Are you familiar with the Algonquin to Adirondack (A2A) Collaborative?  You can learn more about this valuable organization through their winter newsletter at A2A – 2019 Winter newsletter Final (pdf)

The newsletter includes updates on a number of A2A projects including the A2A Trail and features several interesting articles including information about the potential challenges ahead for Species at Risk protection in Ontario mentioned above.  There is also a great article about Watersheds Canada, with whom many of you have worked, in this winter issue of the A2A newsletter.

3)  March Calendar updates

FOCA AGM and Spring Seminar – this Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Boulevard Club, Toronto

A2A AGM  –  Saturday, March 16 at the Mallorytown Community Centre.  Regrets by March 8.

FoTW AGM, Perth Legion, March 28th

Stay warm and safe through these icy days everyone.  Although the wind is cold, the sunshine is glorious.

Best regards,

Karen Hunt