Posts Tagged ‘wetland’

Flocking together for conservation

Brighton Wetland Red-winged blackbird, Brighton Wetland, Eastern Lake Ontario Coast, ON (Photo by David Coulson) On the shores of Presqu’ile Bay, in the picturesque town of Brighton, are 2.5 kilometres of undeveloped Lake Ontario shoreline and 231 acres (94 hectares) of coastal wetland habitat. Known as the Brighton Wetland, this special natural gem is one…

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Brighton Wetland property, next to Presqu’ile Provincial Park

To all Peterborough Field Naturalists: Long story short: NCC has an agreement to purchase the 231-acre Brighton Wetland property, next to Presqu’ile Provincial Park and along the Waterfront Trail, and we are asking for your help with getting the word out about this terrific, but time-sensitive, opportunity. Some PFN members may know this property as…

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Marsh Restoration, May 12, 13 & 19, 20

Janice Keil (PFN member) has organized with the help of Ontario Invasive Plant Council, Ducks Unlimited, Lower Tent Conservation Authority and Species at Risk farm Incentive Program several days of marsh restoration.  A 7 acre wetland is overrun with reed canary grass . She is looking for volunteers to help on any of 4 days May…

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Province releases Wetland Conservation Strategy for Ontario

Good news! With its new Wetland Conservation Strategy for Ontario, the Province has confirmed that provincially significant wetlands and Great Lakes coastal wetlands will continue to be off limits to development. Current policy protections will be upheld as the government develops a new wetland offsetting policy. The 2030 target for the overall strategy has been…

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Exploring Loggerhead Marsh. Sunday 14th September

Join Paul Frost, the David Schindler Professor of Aquatic Sciences at Trent University for an outing to a local marshland. Loggerhead Marsh is a locally significant wetland that contains a significant area of cattail marsh, patches of forested wetland, and expanses of wet meadows. Its outflow stream flows through several forested areas and downstream into…

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