21 Results for wetland

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) announced today that important habitats at four National Wildlife Areas (NWAs) across the country will be safeguarded through an investment of $1.089 million over five years from the Government of Canada. DUC will be in charge of upgrading dykes and water control structures and will jointly…

November 26, 2018 @ 12:35pm

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and BMO have announced a funding partnership for wetland education in Canada and recognized the innovation of Fredericton High School students. Over the next five years, BMO will donate $300,000 to DUC’s national Wetland Centres of Excellence program. “BMO has three guiding values: innovation, learning, and…

November 23, 2018 @ 9:49am

Today, François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Vicki-May Hamm, FCM President announced more than $5.7 million for green infrastructure in the Town of Wainwright, Alberta. This investment will go towards a series of wetland system measures to help the Town of Wainwright better manage and treat the stormwater…

November 16, 2018 @ 11:30am

Following, the 13th Conference of Parties of the Ramsar Convention (COP13), the members have called for wetland conservation to be embedded in the post-2020 biodiversity and sustainable development agendas. “Since 1970, 35 per cent of wetlands have been lost, three times the rate of forest loss, and 81 per cent…

November 08, 2018 @ 11:00am

Although a record 693 quarter sections of Saskatchewan agriculture lands were brought into drainage compliance in the 2017–18 fiscal year, Saskatchewan’s Provincial Auditor says there is significant work to do to bring unapproved drainage works into compliance. In her 2018 Report – Volume 1, Chapter 12, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson reported that…

June 13, 2018 @ 9:37am

Yesterday, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced that it has cancelled the National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF). Projects that were funded through 2019 will remain in place, but no further projects will receive funding. From September 2014 and March 31st, 2017, NWCF contributed nearly $25.5 million in funding to…

February 02, 2018 @ 2:49pm

1. Liberal spending Since 2015, the Liberal government has taken bold steps to improve many aspects of water in Canada, clearer communications about science, stronger engagement with First Nations and pledges to end Drinking Water Advisories, and they’ve made it clear that water infrastructure is a top priority, too. So, it’s…

December 22, 2017 @ 11:10am

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has announced that in 2017 it has affected more than 150,000 acres of land and water across Canada to celebrate Canada 150. DUC acknowledged the assistance of supporters and partners across the country, with whom they worked to conserve and influence over 60,703 hectares of wetlands,…

November 28, 2017 @ 10:26am

Phragmites are being eliminated at the Taquanyah Conservation Area—west of Cayuga, Ontario—today as part of the Grand River Conservation Authority’s (GRCA) three-year plan to control the invasive species. While phragmite invasion is a problem throughout the province, it is important to control it at Taquanyah, one of only two locations…

September 27, 2017 @ 10:04am

Agricultural producers in Ontario will soon have more opportunities to establish ALUS conservation projects on their farms, thanks to a $695,900 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Ontario Nature's executive director Caroline Schultz and ALUS Canada's CEO Bryan Gilvesy announced the grant on Tuesday. "We are so pleased that OTF has reaffirmed their commitment to ALUS as…

September 20, 2017 @ 10:47am

The Ramsar Convention Secretariat has launched a call for nominations for the seventh edition of the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards. The Awards will be presented at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in October 2018. Three Awards will be granted in 2018,…

September 13, 2017 @ 8:02am

An updated management document for the conservation of Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo, British Columbia has been approved by the City Council. Using what the city calls a harmonized approach, updates to managing the area in and around Buttertubs Marsh include defining the conservation area and a common management approach. "The…

August 31, 2017 @ 11:42am

​Lethbridge, Alberta’s city council has adopted a River Valley Parks Master Plan, which calls for all future roads and parking in the area to incorporate Low Impact Development (LID). The plan will provide a long-term strategy for protecting and sustainably managing natural areas in the Oldman River valley while developing…

August 30, 2017 @ 10:22am

Alberta philanthropist David Bissett and the national charitable organization ALUS Canada today announced The Bissett Action Fund, a $500,000 gift which will help support wetland restoration and other projects on farms and ranches in southern Alberta. "It's all very well to promote conservation," said Bissett, "but we can't regulate farmers…

August 29, 2017 @ 2:06pm

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service today announced that the agency will award $13 million to projects in seven states to protect, restore and enhance wetlands on private and tribal agricultural lands. The projects are being funded under the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP). “These locally-led partnerships are instrumental in…

July 24, 2017 @ 12:43pm

Wetlands and waterfowl in Canada's boreal forest will be the beneficiaries of a new program launched by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and forestry sector leaders. The partnership is a visionary approach to sharing knowledge and resources to advance sustainable forest management and wetland stewardship in the boreal forest, an area that offers…

January 13, 2017 @ 9:00am

The Government of Canada will be investing just over $5 million for the restoration of an interior marshland on Île Lapierre in the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles to compensate for the loss of natural areas following construction of the new Champlain Bridge. The project will recreate the historic 1.5 hectare marsh…

September 09, 2016 @ 6:59am

The Second Marsh Wildlife Area, one of the last remaining natural wonders of wetlands in the GTA, is in need of a makeover. The 338 acres of habitats, wet and dry wooded areas, beaches, and wildlife habitat is located inside the southeast corner of the City of Oshawa and is…

May 31, 2016 @ 8:04am

[caption id="attachment_7841" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The screen capture shows an area near the Village of Gagetown in lower Saint John River Valley."][/caption] A new wetland predictive tool will soon be part of the GeoNB Map Viewer, New Brunswick's free internet-based application for viewing maps and aerial photos of the province. Available…

January 14, 2011 @ 11:10am

[caption id="attachment_7653" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="Margaret-Ann Blaney, N.B. Minister of Environment"][/caption] New Brunswick's government is developing operational guidelines as part of its wetland conservation policy to achieve effective and consistent wetlands protection. Environment Minister Margaret-Ann Blaney made the announcement last week. The guidelines, to be released in the new year, are…

December 13, 2010 @ 8:44am

What was once an old gravel pit in Hermitage Park has been transformed into the City of Edmonton’s first wetland built exclusively for stormwater treatment and river protection. With the help of marshes, pools and natural vegetation, the new $7.5-million Kennedale End-of Pipe Constructed Wetland cleans stormwater before it flows…

July 23, 2010 @ 1:12pm