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Stewardship for Healthy Watersheds

Watershed stewardship is caring for our water, land and biodiversity on a watershed basis recognizing that everything is connected in a watershed and is affected by nat ural and human activities.  Whatever happens upstream in a watershed affects conditions downstream.

Balancing human and economic requirements against the needs of the natural environment means that we need to plan, promote and implement stewardship practices that restore and protect natural resources.

Private landowners play a key role in ensuring that we have healthy watersheds now and for the future. How we treat our land today impacts not just ourselves, but also our neighbours and future generations.

Conservation Authorities have a long history in working with their watershed communities and landowners in identifying local concerns and creating solutions to protect and enhance the local environment.  Conservation Authorities:

Develop technical tools to monitor and assess the state of our watersheds
q Provide technical and, in some cases, financial assistance
d Promote community involvement
d Build partnerships with all levels of government, environmental groups, businesses, residents and landowners
d Create educational resources/provide educational opportunities

Conservation Authorities are known globally for their stewardship of our rivers, lakes and streams through the development and delivery of comprehensive science-based programs that work with nature to protect, restore and effectively manage Ontario's water resources. Because everything is connected in a watershed, Conservation Authorities protect source water by managing the influences on them.

Contact your local Conservation Authority to find out what you can do to protect and restore the natural resources on your property.

 

 

 


Trent Conservation Coalition Partners

Crowe Valley Conservation Authority 1 Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority 1 Kawartha Conservation
Lower Trent Conservation 1 Otonabee Conservation

ont This project made possible through the support of the Government of Ontario