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Welcome to 2023! We are extremely grateful for your support protecting wild species and wild spaces in 2022, and have so much to look forward to in the year ahead. Read on for your new year’s nature news!

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Nominate Your Nature Champion Today!

Do you know of a conservation champion whose efforts and accomplishments deserve recognition? You can nominate them for one of Ontario Nature’s Conservation Awards and celebrate their achievements! Award winners will be recognized at our 92nd Annual Gathering and will be featured in the fall 2023 issue of ON Nature magazine. You can honour the excellence of individuals, groups, government agencies and corporations in nature protection across Ontario.

The nomination deadline is March 31st. Please email Lisa Martell or review our Conservation Awards Flyer for more information.


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Become a Friend of Nature

Get a head start on renewing your 2023 Ontario Nature membership by becoming a Friend of Nature monthly donor. When you become a monthly donor, your membership stays current without having to renew every year. If you already are a Friend of Nature monthly donor – thank you! Your support allows us to mobilize and act quickly when nature needs us the most.

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Save the Date

From June 9th to 11th, nature lovers and enthusiasts will join at Collège Boréal located in Sudbury, the City of Lakes for our Annual Gathering. Registration will be open in early 2023.

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Support Nature and Your Loved Ones with a Gift in your Will

By leaving a gift in your Will, you can help Ontario Nature to restore and protect Ontario’s wild species, and wild spaces. Learn more by joining a free 30-minute webinar hosted by Will Power, a national movement inspiring Canadians to think differently about their charitable giving. The session will include advice from a financial planner about how to set up your estate to support loved ones and charity, and save on taxes.

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Cara Lintack wins Community Builders Award

Youth Summit Participant Wins Community Builders Award

The Simcoe County Environmental Youth Alliance, a youth-led advocacy team of young people who are passionate about the environment, recently won the Young Leader Award at Barrie Today’s Community Builders Awards. The group is dedicated to educating local youth and the broader community about how to do better by the environment, and how their municipality can and is reacting to the climate crisis. One of their members, Cara Lintack, was generously sponsored by Nature Barrie to participate in our 2022 September Youth Summit for Mother Earth. Congratulations Cara!

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Forests Ontario Annual Gathering poster

Attend Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference

Forests Ontario’s 9th Annual Conference will take place February 16th and 17th at the Nottawasaga Inn, in Alliston. Headlining the roster of expert speakers is Natalie Panek, rocket scientist, adventurer and advocate for women in technology. Panek will be joined by a number of sector leaders who will explore the integral role nature and forests play in our everyday lives. Join in-person or virtually to discuss a greener and healthier future for our communities, our planet and ourselves.

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