The Huron County Clean Water Project: Septic Upgrade Grants Applications Accepted Till August 31 2019

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This program will accept applications until August 31 2019.

The Huron Clean Water Project (HCWP) is allocating a total of $40,000 to the septic system upgrade category in 2019 with a maximum grant of $2,000 per project. Systems that have the potential to contaminate drinking water and those near municipal drinking water wells are the main focus. Residences west of Hwy 21 are also a high priority because of their potential impact on swimming beaches.

People interested in applying are invited to call Doug Hocking at MVCA, 519 335-3557 Ext. 236 or Kate Monk at Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority, 519 235-2610 Ext. 227.

Fall Tree Planting Program Launched in Ausable-Bayfield Watershed

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Autumn is a good time to plant ball and burlap evergreens and potted deciduous trees, according to Ian Jean, Forestry and Land Stewardship Specialist with Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA).
“There are some advantages to planting trees in autumn,” Ian said. “The trees can get used to the new conditions and be ready to grow the following spring. Rainfall is also more reliable which helps with the survival.”

For further details and to order trees,click HERE

Share Your Voice About Great Lake Water Quality

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Many people who care about Lake Huron and the Great Lakes, attended meetings, held in Goderich and Collingwood in August, hosted by the International Joint Commission (IJC)

If you were not able to attend the meetings, you can still share your voice on Great Lakes water quality issues.

To submit your input in writing to the IJC, visit this PAGE to learn more

The International Joint Commission is accepting comments until October 31, 2019

 

Carolinian Canada: Wildlife Gardens For Healthy Neighborhoods

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Since 1984, Carolinian Canada Coalition has been a leading ecoregional group in Canada. They bring together thousands of people and groups who care for our unique habitat network, green infrastructure to support thriving wild and human communities in harmony for generations.

Carolinian Canada’s diverse network advances a strategic ‘Big Picture’ vision for healthy landscapes and a green future in Canada’s deep south.  They have kindly put together a document ‘Wildlife Garden’ which can be viewed here Wildlife Garden 2019

For more information on the organisation and it’s many programs visit Carolinian Canada