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SNC Committees Thanked For A Job Well Done

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South Nation Conservation (SNC) is proud if its environmental programs, some of which have been adopted by other agencies; it’s proud of its staff, many of whom have been on board for most of their careers; and its proud of its close connections to the communities it serves.

Following SNC’s 70th anniversary in 2017, SNC is also very proud of its dedicated volunteers, many of whom channel their support through the authority’s 20-year-old committee structure.

Drop a line at SNC’s 10th Annual Youth Fish Camp

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Due to popular demand, South Nation Conservation’s (SNC) 10th annual Youth Fish Camp will host 3 camps this year: High Falls Conservation Area in Casselman, Cass Bridge Conservation Area in Winchester and Jessup’s Falls Conservation Area in Plantagenet.

“Our fish camp teaches youth the rules of fishing, where to drop a line, selecting equipment, baiting – including fly-tying, and casting. Each of the camp sites offer accessible docks, so youth of all abilities are welcome to join,” said SNC Communications student Samantha DeVries.

The Unveiling of the Alvin Runnalls Forest

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South Nation Conservation (SNC) and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) unveiled the new Alvin Runnalls Forest, which include parcels of land owned by SDG and SNC, on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan and Deputy Mayor Gerry Boyce were on site with SNC and SDG officials who welcomed the Runnalls family and approximately 70 neighbors and friends who attended the event.

One Tree at a Time – 127,250 Trees Planted by SNC in May

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Every spring, South Nation Conservation (SNC) works with municipalities and property owners to plant trees and shrubs; creating a greener summer and future. 127,250 tree seedlings have now been put into the ground in 2018 through SNC’s forestry programs, community tree giveaways and tree planting events

“Trees provide many unique benefits; they add aesthetic appeal, provide shade and can even increase property value,” said Cheyene Brunet, SNC’s Forestry Technician. “Plus, planting trees is a great way to enhance local forest cover and help reduce erosion”

WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT – OTTAWA RIVER

Weather Forecast

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada precipitation is forecasted across the Ottawa River watershed for Thursday through the weekend.

Environmental Conditions:

According to the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board, the lower river reach water levels and flows are expected to peak sometime mid-week.  

Risks:

Continued spring runoff due to high temperatures and the forecasted precipitation are likely to increase water levels and cause nuisance flooding in low-lying areas.

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SNC Attains Three Millionth Tree Milestone

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South Nation Conservation has reached a major milestone, planting its three millionth tree since 1990 when it introduced a partnership program with private landowners and public organizations.

The milestone was celebrated May 5 at Camp Sheldrick, Township of North Dundas, with planting of a 1500-tree windbreak backed by more than 200 regional Scouts. A white pine was planted as the official three millionth three.

WATER SAFETY STATEMENT – OTTAWA RIVER

WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT – OTTAWA RIVER

Weather Forecast

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada warm temperatures are expected over the coming weeks in the Ottawa River basin. 

Environmental Conditions:

According to the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board, spring runoff in the northern and central portions of the Ottawa River basin is expected to continue to increase due to forecasted warm temperatures and recent precipitation.

Risks:

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Spring Clean-up Events: South Nation Cache-In-Trash-Out

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With the last little bit of snow gone, a winter’s worth of garbage accumulation is now revealed, just in time for the 9th Annual Cache-In-Trash-Out (SNCITO) event hosted by South Nation Conservation (SNC) and the Geocachers of Eastern Ontario.

This year’s rain or shine event will be held on Saturday, April 28th beginning at 9:00 am. Participants are asked to meet at the Clarence Creek Arena to register and are reminded to dress according to the weather with good working clothes, footwear and gloves. Garbage bags and other supplies will be provided.