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The new year is here with so much to look forward to. I hope you had a chance to read our end of year gratitude blog and celebrate some of our shared accomplishments. Despite a very challenging year, we didn’t miss a beat and continued to be the voice for nature whenever and wherever it needed us most. We are humbled by the outpouring of support from our members and supporters who have stood with us by giving generously towards our campaigns and programs, and by signing our Action Alerts. Read on to learn other ways you can get involved and the latest in 2021 nature news!

Laurel Creek Conservation Area

What’s Next After the Gutting of Conservation Authorities?

Join Ontario Nature’s director of conservation, Anne Bell; former Greenbelt Council Chair David Crombie; the Canadian Environmental Law Association lawyer, Anastasia Lintner; and Environmental Defence’s executive director, Tim Gray this evening for a live discussion tonight about protecting our environmental future. We will discuss what the attacks on environmental rules mean for our province, what we can expect next for our communities, and what you can do to stand up for the water, farmland and natural places that we all rely on for our future. 

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Read our Annual Report

The wait is over! We invite you to celebrate Ontario Nature’s highlights of 2019/2020 through our Report to Donors – featuring our proudest accomplishments, financial highlights and stories about members who are making a difference. We are delighted to share this snapshot of our achievements thanks to our generous supporters, donors and volunteers. Thank you for all you do! 

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Join Us Next Month for a Pelee Island Research Webinar 

Join us on February 2nd from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. for a webinar about various research projects on Pelee Island. Learn about the unique ecosystems found on the island, restoration projects, and research to assess the effects of these projects on species at risk such as snakes, gastropods, bees and plants. Ontario Nature’s Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve, located on Pelee Island, protects globally rare habitat, including open alvar. To restore open alvar habitat and prevent further encroachment of woody vegetation, we conducted a prescribed burn in 2018 with researchers and partner organizations. Over the past three years, researchers have monitored various species at risk on lands owned by Ontario Nature, Nature Conservancy of Canada and Essex Region Conservation Authority to determine the effects of the prescribed burn on species at risk. We hope you can join us!

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Become a Friend of Nature

Get a head start on renewing your 2021 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. Your donation will be processed on or around the 28th of each month and you will receive a consolidated receipt in February. If you already are a Friend of Nature monthly donor – thank you! We will be in touch about exclusive Friend of Nature events this year!

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Saugeen Bruce Peninsula shoreline, Joanne Gui

Protecting the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula with Bruce Power

The Saugeen Bruce Peninsula is one of Ontario’s most unique natural places. It represents some of the province’s most vulnerable and spectacular habitats including Great Lakes Shorelines with globally unique forests, dunes, wetlands, and alvars. We are grateful to Bruce Power for their generous financial support, helping us to protect these critical habitats. You can read more about our conservation team’s annual stewardship visits to our nature reserves including the special species they spotted and stunning views they captured through photos.


Calling All Birders

If you missed joining a Christmas Bird Count last year, there’s still time to join the Great Backyard Bird Count February 12 – 15. Speaking of bird counts, data collection has just started for the third Breeding Bird Atlas. When you sign up and report your sightings over the next five years, you are contributing vital citizen science data in Atlas-3. You can purchase a copy of the current Atlas-2 on our website to enjoy it yourself or share it with a beginner birder.


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Check Out Spencer Burton’s New Album

Canadian folk artist Spencer Burton will be releasing his new album Coyote this coming February 19, 2021 on Still Records and he commissioned the design of an eco-friendly Spencer Burton/Ontario Nature sweatshirt, featuring some of Ontario’s iconic wildlife. Spencer is generously donating $10 from the sale of every Canadian-made, eco-friendly fleece sweatshirt to Ontario Nature. Check out Spencer Burton’s upcoming album and the Spencer Burton/Ontario Nature sweatshirt today!

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