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Conservation Matters

Lake Simcoe Conservation Matters

Conservation Matters is a series of newsletters written by our team and published in Lake Simcoe Living.

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Skating on Thin Ice

Stormwater Ponds Aren’t for Recreation​ Idyllic winter days are made for outdoor skating. Whether it be in your backyard or a municipally maintained outdoor rink,

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Earth Day Climate Action

Take Action on Climate Change  What you can do today?  Every little bit helps. It’s true. But some actions have huge impacts. Choose what works

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What’s in the water?

Aquatic plants and algae  You may be wondering what you are seeing floating in Lake Simcoe, on its surface, or even along your shoreline. During the

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Mussel Loss, Mussel Gain

Lake Simcoe Science Mussel Loss, Mussel Gain ​In 2012, LSRCA published a Science Newsletter showing where invasive zebra and quagga mussels were found in Lake

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Winter Walkers​

Freshly fallen snow covers the earth with a pristine white blanket, a silent backdrop for Mother Nature’s deep sleep. But wait . . . not

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A forested trail in early fall with fallen leaves and sun beaming through the trees.

Nature Nurtures

Research shows that 62% of Ontario youth have concerns over their anxiety levels, affecting both their mental and physical health. These studies further confirm that

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Lake Simcoe Conservation Matters Microplastics are the last straw!  Every minute of every day a garbage truck’s worth of plastic enters the ocean. Microplastics including

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