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RAISIN-SOUTH NATION SOURCE PROTECTION PLAN GETS APPROVAL

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has approved the locally developed Raisin-South Nation Source Protection Plan. Required under Ontario’s Clean Water Act, the Plan sets out policies to keep contaminants out of surface water and underground sources that supply municipal drinking water systems in the area. The Clean Water Act is one of the province’s responses to the Walkerton tragedy, and is part of Ontario’s strategy to safeguard drinking water from source to tap. Read more

PASSPORT PROGRAM A HIT WITH GEOCACHERS

There are some real keeners out there! Three avid adventurers have found all 20 geocaches concealed within the 4,200 square-km South Nation Conservation watershed as part of a program to encourage residents to explore their region. Another 12 people have found 15 caches. Since the program was first announced Sept. 12, the hidden treasures have been found a total of 465 times. Called the Watershed Geo-Passport, it was officially launched Oct. 25 during a gathering at the Findlay Creek Boardwalk attended by about 50 people. Read more

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN SNC AND OPG PROVIDES GREATER EXPANSION OF CRITICAL WILDLIFE HABITAT

 A three-year partnership with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will allow South Nation Conservation (SNC) to expand programs that restore and create habitat for plants and animals in woodlands, grasslands and wetlands. "SNC is pleased to be working with OPG, to support conservation initiatives in the communities in which we operate" said Karen Paquette, SNC Project Lead. Read more

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