There are many ways for residents to take advantage of subsidies to help plant trees and South Nation Conservation (SNC) is encouraging interested residents to contact their office early to help plan their planting project. SNC has also added new funds to help property owners plant more trees alongside watercourses and farm fields. This is one of the new initiatives that the Conservation Authority is taking towards addressing the loss of regional forest cover.
For the eleventh year in a row, South Nation Conservation (SNC) has partnered with Delta Waterfowl to sponsor and administer its popular First Hunt Program, giving local kids between the ages of 12 and 15 the opportunity to safely develop sustainable hunting skills while under the direct supervision of qualified mentors.
A new report: “Protecting and Increasing Forest Cover in the South Nation Conservation Jurisdiction” was recently published by South Nation Conservation (SNC) and shared with its 16 member municipalities in Eastern Ontario. The report is a culmination of two years of consultation and review with local stakeholder working groups.
The South Nation Conservation (SNC) Water Response Team has upgraded the drought advisory from minor to moderate (Level 2) for the Upper South Nation River Region. This area extends from the South Nation River headwaters in the Augusta Township to the Village of Casselman (see map). The remainder of the jurisdiction will remain in a minor (Level 1) drought condition as originally issued on July 1, 2018.
With support from Federal and Provincial funding agencies, South Nation Conservation (SNC) continues to lead the way in local summer student employment. In total, 8 students were employed by the Conservation Authority this summer.
“We’re proud to be giving talented students an opportunity to work in their field of study,” says SNC Communications Lead, John Mesman.
Thanks to provincial funding support, South Nation Conservation (SNC) is continuing its ongoing restoration efforts at the Leitrim Wetland, a provincially significant wetland south of Findlay Creek in the City of Ottawa.
One of the best ways to get a close-up view of the local landscape is by coach. You don’t have to focus on the driving, you’re up high looking through expansive windows, and the seats are extra comfy.
That’s just part of the attraction of the annual South Nation Conservation (SNC) bus tour coming up September 18th, rain or shine. The bus departs SNC’s office in Finch at 8 am, returning at 4 pm.
The cost is $15/person, including lunch. First-come, first-served for reservations.
South Nation Conservation (SNC) and the City of Ottawa have partnered to launch the Ash Tree Replacement Pilot Program to assist City of Ottawa residents affected by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
Landowners may be eligible to receive up to $500 in cost-share funding towards the removal and replacement of an infected ash tree on their property, up to a maximum of $5,000 per landowner (10 trees). Funding is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis.
South Nation Conservation’s (SNC) 10th annual Youth Fish Camps have officially wrapped for the 2018 season. In total, 45 children aged 9 to 13-years old were hosted at three separate camps this summer, which took place at High Falls Conservation Area in Casselman, Cass Bridge Conservation Area in Winchester, and Jessup's Falls Conservation Area in Plantagenet.
Despite significant isolated storms in recent weeks, South Nation Conservation (SNC) is advising residents that the watershed will continue to remain in Level 1 Low Water Conditions under the Ontario Low Water Response Program.