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Stewardship Programs

We can all make choices and take actions that benefit our environment. Below you will find information and links to sites and resources that can lead you in the right direction.

 

Clean and Green 13

Clean and Green 13 is a project of the Muskoka Watershed Council that aims to inspire people to take a look at their every day lives and realize what kind of impact their actions have on the watersheds around them.

The Clean and Green 13 lists some positive steps that you can take right now to improve the health of your watershed.

 

David Suzuki Foundation

Since 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation has worked to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. Focusing on four program areas, Oceans and Sustainable Fishing, Forests and Wild Lands, Climate Change and Clean Energy, and the Web of Life, the Foundation uses science and education to promote solutions that help conserve nature.

The Nature Challenge provides loads of information on how to take care of the planet — at home, at work and in your community.

 

ecoACTION

The Government of Canada ecoACTION website provides information on how you can:

  • Use less energy
  • Conserve water and resources
  • Reduce waste
  • Get involved with local organizations

 

International Dark-Sky Association

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) provides information about stopping the adverse environmental impacts on dark skies by:

  • Building awareness of the problem of light pollution and the solutions.
  • Educating everyone about the value and effectiveness of quality nighttime lighting.

 

Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation

The Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation is a community-based, non-profit organization committed to protecting the natural, built and cultural heritage of Lake of Bays.

The Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation encourages the protection of our heritage through:

  • Education
  • Voluntary stewardship
  • Conservation easements
  • Land donations
  • Land acquisitions

 

Ontario Nature

Ontario Nature has a number of publications available for download from their website, including:

  • atlas of the mammals of Ontario
  • a bird checklist
  • factsheets on a variety of topics
  • onplant and animal identification guides
  • nature conservation toolkits

 

World Wildlife Fund Canada

wwfWorld Wildlife Fund Canada has developed a Living Planet Community where Canadians who are taking action for a living planet can interact and lend their voice to a collective, positive and unified call for everyone - governments, businesses and individuals - to do their part. It's about taking action - together - to make a world of difference. The site provides hundreds of actions you can take for a healthier planet.

 

At-Home Guide to Water Conservation

The At-Home Guide to Water Conservation contains a number of resources pulled together by Home Intelligence to help you get started with water conservation in your home, including where you can cut down your consumption and how to go about doing it.