Environment, Government and Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada is one of the few government dedicated sites environemnt-canadathat includes information on a variety of enviromental topics that the government has tied in relations with.

ECCC includes basic information on environmental topics such as pollution, sustainable development, various ecosystems etc. while also including a multitude of different acts and regulations that often protect the environment from human harm.

If you’re looking for the most in depth/ set in stone items regarding the rules and laws of the environment than this website is perfect for finding and understanding them.

Conservation Ontario

Conservation Ontario is a nonprofit association that represents the network of 36 Conservation Authorities.

Conservation Authorities are community-based watershed management agencies dedicated to conserving, restoring and managing Ontario’s natural resources on a watershed basis.

The office of Conservation Ontario is located in Newmarket Ontario. It is governed by a six member elected Board of Directors and directed by a Council made up of Conservation Authority representatives. Conservation Ontario is funded primarily by its members, supplemented by project funding and contract work.

Fore more info. visit: http://conservationontario.ca/

Richmond Hill Water Services

TTown of Richmond Hill Logohe water services in Richmond Hill is managed by a rural government of Richmond Hill. In Richmond Hill website, it allows people to check out information about the water services such as Water Bill, Water Quality and etc.. Oak Ridges Moraine has a very close relationship with water of Richmond Hill, because one of the most important function of Oak Ridges Moraine is as a water recharge/discharge area-sustaining the health of the many watersheds, which originate in the Moraine and directly provides drinking water to over 250,000 people. For more information about water of Richmond Hill Water Services, visit https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/our-services/Water-Services.aspx.

Geology of Oak Ridges Moraine

geology2.pngIn oakridgeswater.ca, very detailed maps and explanations of Oak Ridges Moraine geology is provided, and also about the history of Oak Ridges Moraine hydrogeology program. Since the information that is provided includes expert’ interpretation and data integration of Oak Ridges Moraine geology, it is a good source of information for someone who is interested in starting a project related to the area.

About oakridgeswater.ca :

The Oak Ridges Moraine (ORM) is a 160-km long ridge of sand, silt and gravel deposits that is oriented approximately east-west, and lies north of Lake Ontario. The site encompasses and, extends north, east and west from the City of Toronto within the province of Ontario in Canada.

Program Mandate :

To provide a multi-agency, collaborative approach to collecting, analyzing and disseminating water resource data as a basis for effective stewardship of water resources. The YPDT-CAMC Groundwater Management Program is to build, maintain and provide to partnered agencies the regional geological and hydrogeological context for ongoing groundwater studies and management initiatives within the partnership area.

As such, the program will:

1. Build and maintain a master database of water related information that is accessible to all partner agencies.

2. Build and maintain a digital geological construction of the subsurface layers that is accessible to all partner agencies.

3. Build and/or maintain numerical groundwater flow model(s) that can be used to address any number of issues that arise at the partner agencies.

4. Coordinate and lead investigations that will acquire new field data to strategically infill key data gaps.

5. Provide technical support to Source Water Protection Teams to ensure that interpretations used in source water are consistent with the regional understanding.

6. Provide technical support to planning authorities to ensure that Official Plan policies are developed in a manner which makes them consistent with up to date groundwater science as derived from the program.

7. Provide technical support to all partnered agencies for addressing other Provincial Legislation.

In order to understand and characterize the hydrogeology of the ORM, the York-Peel-Durham-Toronto (YPDT) coalition and the Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition (CAMC) have initiated regional and local-scale groundwater studies.

Lead Agencies :

  • the Regional Municipalities of York, Peel, and Durham, and the City of Toronto (YPDT)
  • the Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition (CAMC) consisting of the nine conservation authorities with jurisdiction on the Oak Ridges Moraine.

For more information about Oak Ridges Moraine and its geology, visit oakridegeswater.ca.

Headwaters Tourism

This is where both arctic swans and hungry travelers stop on their way home. Where every creek, barn and chicken has a name. Where the evening brings out warm salamanders, cold craft beers and a billion stars. Where mayors bake pies, streams run under houses, and art lovers, hikers, cyclists and wanderers find heaven.This is Headwaters, a 2,534-square-kilometer quilt of genuine Ontario country. Named for being the source of some of Ontario’s biggest rivers, Headwaters is where rugged nature and refined getaways coexist, as do locals, visitors, and even, some say, ghosts and fairies.While it’s bursting with as much information as our pies are with fresh berries, this website is still just a taste of what’s waiting up here, just 45 minutes north of Toronto. Where the air’s clearer and crisper, because we’re at Ontario’s highest elevation, and the only thing bluer than our sky is our potatoes.logo-print

Their mission is :To integrate tourism into the regional economic development strategies of our partner municipalities, helping to build a robust and thriving tourism industry by working directly with tourism stakeholders across the region.

Headwaters Tourism is the recognized destination marketing organization for the Headwaters region, providing tourism services on behalf of the regional tourism industry and on behalf of our municipal partners in the County of Dufferin and the Towns of Mono, Shelburne, Caledon & Erin. While the organization has evolved over the years, the primary goal is still the same: to work on behalf of and in conjunction with our partners and regional tourism operators to support tourism that is consistent with the region’s rural heritage, respectful of its extraordinary natural environment and that promotes its spirit of community. Headwaters Tourism strongly advocates for regional collaboration in all our undertakings, understanding that an integrated approach allows individual businesses, groups, committees, communities and municipalities to expand their reach and leverage their impact in the marketplace.

to learn more about the headwaters go to the link below:

http://headwatersb2b.ca/

More than 100 Groups Call on Province to Grow the Greenbelt, Protect Water Supplies; Urban Sprawl Threatens 1.5 Million Acres of Critical Water Resources

Capture.PNGToronto, ON — Over 100 community groups, including the Oak Ridges Moraine Partnership and Ontario Greenbelt Alliance, are requesting that the provincial government grow the Greenbelt to protect 1.5 million acres of land containing vital water resources.

The ongoing Greenbelt Plan review represents a unique opportunity to permanently protect important headwaters, moraines, groundwater recharge areas and wetlands. These vital water systems supply clean drinking water directly to one million people and help provide a clean source of drinking water to millions more in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

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Expand the Greenbelt and freeze urban boundaries to protect Ontario’s fresh water supplies and farmland say over 35,000 Ontarians

Capture.PNGOGA representatives delivered the over 35,000 letters to Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro and met with MPPs from all parties to urge the province to:

  • Grow the Greenbelt to protect vulnerable water supplies and natural areas
  • Support a thriving rural economy, including the $11 billion agriculture and food sector that provides 110,000 jobs for Ontario
  • Stop sprawling our cities outwards by freezing urban boundaries and instead create liveable, walkable communities with a greater range of housing options in already built-up areas

The Greenbelt remains the most popular environmental initiative in Ontario’s history, with 90 per cent of residents in support of keeping it permanently protected. A new poll by Environics and released by Environmental Defence and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation this week also found that eight in ten Greater Golden Horseshoe residents support the Growth Plan, citing the protection of farmland and natural areas as the most important reason for their support.

To learn more about the plan