Cootes Paradise

cootes paradise
Posted: May 22, 2017
Category: Newsletters Water
Tags: biological, cootes, diversity, paradise, princess point, water

Cootes Paradise was originally inhabited by the Princess Point people as far back as 500AD.  The current name was derived from a British Naval Officer, Captain Thomas Coote, who spent many days hunting the abundant water fowl in the 1780’s.  Cootes Paradise marsh was designated fish sanctuary in 1874 and in 1927, the marsh and […]

Beware of Alien Invaders!

alien invaders
Posted: May 19, 2017
Category: Newsletters
Tags: alien, carp, fish, invaders, lakes, water

BEWARE of Alien Invaders! In dealing with any type of alien invasion there are realistically only 4 options: Prevent the invasion Eradicate the invaders Manage alien populations to mitigate their impact Sit back and observe Obviously prevention is the best option but in the case of fish invading our native waterways, it is not an […]

Happy Spring! – Tips on Spring Planting

spring planting
Posted: May 19, 2017
Category: Newsletters
Tags: ecosystem, flowers, neonicotinoids, neonics, planting, spring

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” —Margaret Atwood With the arrival of Spring each year, the desire to start gardening is reborn.  There is something magical about the feel of dirt in your hands and the ability to produce such a bounty of greenery in an otherwise […]

Boating Safety

boat safety
Posted: May 15, 2017
Category: Newsletters
Tags: boating, saftey, spring, water

Boating Safety Now that spring has sprung and the weather has finally warmed up, it is time to get the boat out of storage and once again take to the water.  No matter the size or capacity of the vessel, boating safety should always be a priority and taken very seriously. Be Alcohol Aware It […]

Herons – More than Just a Logo

blue herons
Posted: May 8, 2017
Category: Newsletters
Tags: bird, great blue, herons, image, logo, migratory

Herons. With 64 recognized species, these long-legged freshwater and coastal birds are sometimes referred to as “egrets.”  The smallest of this species is under 30cm in length, while the largest stands up to 152cm tall.  Unlike most long necked birds, Herons are able to retract and extend due to the “S” shape of their necks. […]

Star Wars Day – May the Fourth be With You

star wars day
Posted: May 4, 2017
Category: Newsletters
Tags: day, fourth, may, star, wars

It wasn’t until 2001 that the first official Star Wars Day celebration of May 4th took place, with festivities including a costume contest and a movie marathon. Since then, Star Wars Day has gained popularity and is now celebrated by Star War Fans worldwide.  There are many Star Wars themed events organized in different parts […]

Spring Floods

Posted: May 1, 2017
Category: Newsletters Well Development
Tags: drinking water, flood, groundwater, may, rain, water, well

One of the great dangers we face every spring is snow melt fueled floods.  Rivers further swollen by spring rains frequently overrun their banks and flood the neighboring farms, villages and towns.  An unseen consequence of this flooding in the inundation of the groundwater wells the local residents use for drinking water. In 2016, both […]

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