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Ausable Bayfield Conservation invites public to enjoy 75th anniversary pop quiz
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority creates history and knowledge questions, trivia and survey for public during ABCA 75th anniversary

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) continues to create public information materials during the celebration of its 75th anniversary year in 2021.

The conservation authority created a new video, an introduction to 75 years of local watershed management (1946-2021), featuring Doug Cook, Chair of the ABCA Board of Directors. The video was released in April and it can be viewed on the 75th anniversary web page at and on the Ausable Bayfield YouTube channel:

Staff members have also created trivia questions and answers to test your knowledge of conservation in the watershed. This pop quiz is to be shared on social media platforms in the coming weeks. Also, local people holding trivia activities can contact ABCA at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 for questions and answers they can incorporate into their contests.

Ausable Bayfield Conservation has also created a public survey. Staff say the 14-question survey is a chance to test your knowledge (and learn about) local watershed management and also to provide your input into local watershed programs and services. You are invited to take the survey at this link: 

Abbie Gutteridge is Chair of Ausable Bayfield Conservation’s 75th Anniversary Planning Committee. She said the survey is a chance for ABCA to learn from local residents and for local residents to learn about conservation. 

The trivia questions are a fun way to learn about some of the work that has taken place over the past 75 years, she said. 

“I hope the video, trivia and survey – along with other activities over the course of the year – will engage people in learning more about the work that is happening, in partnership with the community, to protect life and property, water and soil, and habitat for all living things,” she said.

The former Ausable River Conservation Authority was Ontario’s first conservation authority, created on July 30, 1946. The Bayfield River watershed and smaller streams were added in 1972.

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