Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Educate

How will we create awareness?

Here are just some of the ways Ausable Bayfield Conservation can create environmental awareness according to the Conservation Strategy developed by the community: 

Educate

  • People about safety around high water in the springtime
  • Landowners and watershed residents about planting of native trees, shrubs and grasses
  • Young people through programs such as the Sylvan Conservation Program

Promote

  • Positive actions that are working
  • Good forestry practices to landowners, municipalities
  • Well and septic improvements, fencing projects, runoff and erosion control, windbreaks, manure storage
  • Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation and programs like Commemorative Woods
  • Ethical practices for fishing and for hunting on permitted lands
  • Alternatives to harmful chemicals

Encourage

  • Best management practices to preserve soil, improve water and air quality, preserve water quantity, increase habitat, protect species-at-risk, and mitigate and adapt to changes in our local climate
  • Proper disposal of hazardous wastes such as batteries, paints, and chemicals
  • Reduced use of harmful chemicals
  • Positive individual actions through stewardship guides for farm, shoreline, and rural non-farm residents
  • Protection of Lake Huron-Georgian Bay Watershed and support for the Great Lakes Charter
  • Responsible actions on conservation lands, such as using off-road vehicles only in permitted areas
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