What's New The rivers that run through it: A basin of toxins The Windsor Star (7/22) Lake Erie bears the brunt of the regionís phosphorus overload, but the problem isnít isolated to a specific lake or a single cause. Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River experience algal blooms to an extent as well, and the culprits include industries, farms and sewage coming from Windsor-Essex County and the rivers that run through it.
Pols object to Lake Ontario levels Lockport Union-Sun & Journal (7/16) Armed with a three-page document and a Power Point presentation outlining their objections, two county lawmakers traveled to Washington D.C. last week to meet up with federal representatives and argue against a plan to regulate water levels in Lake Ontario.
UWindsor receives $3.5-million in federal research funding OurWindsor.ca (6/30) The University of Windsor has received $3.5 million in research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Of the total grant, $210,000 will be used to study food webs in the Great Lakes and Arctic ecosystems.
Great Lakes communities struggle against proposed nuclear waste facility MintPress News (6/26) As the approval process for the Deep Geologic Repository, or DGR, nears an end, some concerned citizens have started a petition asking lawmakers in Canada, as well as the United States, to block the approval of the proposed nuclear waste repository near the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant site in Kincardine, Ontario.
Water level drop expected to hit property values on Great Lakes The Globe and Mail (6/26) The Low Water Blues report conducted for the Council of the Great Lakes Region warns that if water levels in the St. Lawrence Ontario area remain near the low end of the historic range for sustained periods, the long-term economic impact across various sectors could total $18.82-billion by 2050.
General Resources Government of Ontario A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from Ontario's agencies, plus facts about the province's history, culture, natural resources and economy.
Economy Agriculture Issues Ontario Federation of Agriculture The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is currently working on over 100 issues that affect the agricultural community.
Canadian Transportation Research Gateway Transport Canada The Canadian Transportation Research Gateway (CTRG) is intended to provide access to evaluated websites, through a single gateway, for researchers, students, government, and industry.
Environment Conservation Ontario Conservation Ontario is a network of 36 Conservation Authorities of Ontario, community-based environmental organizations dedicated to conserving, restoring, developing and managing natural resources on a watershed basis.
Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network Environment Canada The Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN) is made up of linked organizations and individuals involved in ecological monitoring in Canada to better detect, describe, and report on ecosystem changes.
Environment Canada, Our Great Lakes Part of Environment Canada's national Green Lane initiative, Our Great Lakes is an index of the agency's Great Lakes programs, publications and databases.
Environmental Defence Canada Formerly known as the Canadian Environmental Defence Fund, Environmental Defence Canada protects the environment and human health.
Environmental Education Ontario (EEON) Believing that Ontario needs more environmental and ecological education, EEON has set as its task the facilitation, development and implementation of a Strategic Plan for Environmental and Sustainability Education.
Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) University of Windsor GLIER research is currently focused on two interrelated themes; environmental chemistry and toxicology, and conservation and resource management, that assess the impact of multiple stressors on large lakes and their watersheds.
Living By Water Project The mission of the Project is "working towards healthier human and wildlife habitat along the shorelines of Canada", and to help shoreline residents obtain information to protect their property, prevent problems like erosion, and protect water quality, fish and wildlife habitat.
Nature Conservancy of Canada For over 40 years, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working to protect Canadaís most threatened natural habitats and the endangered species that call them home.
Ontario Conserves/ConservAction Ontario Government of Ontario This web site gives Ontarians the opportunity to learn from experts and each other about ways to reduce home energy costs and to preserve and protect our precious natural resources for generations to come.
Ontario Nature Federation of Ontario Naturalists Ontario Nature protects and restores natural habitats through research, education and conservation, connecting thousands of individuals and communities with nature.
Ontario Society for Environmental Education (OSEE) OSEE is a professional organization whose members are elementary, secondary, and post-secondary teachers, people who teach in outdoor education centres or parks, and people who are involved directly or indirectly with environmental education.
St. Lawrence Centre As the only federal research and development center devoted entirely to the river ecosystem, the St. Lawrence Centre conducts research programs aimed at studying the various ecosystems and keeping the knowledge base about the river up to date.
The Lakes of Canada Canada's Aquatic Environments Physical attributes and watershed characteristics of the 10 largest lakes in Canada and selected others.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) TRCA's mission is to work with their partners to ensure that The Living City is built upon a natural foundation of healthy rivers and shorelines, greenspace and biodiversity, and sustainable communities.
Tourism The Great Lakes Circle Tour Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.
Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail Waterfront Regeneration Trust Stretching 218 miles (350 km) along the shore of Lake Ontario, the Waterfront Trail integrates ecological health, economic vitality and a sense of community.
Ontario Explorer Part of the CanExplore network This application offers a complete map-based tour of the province of Ontario, highlighting tourism and travel activities.
Travel Ontario Government of Ontario Links to travel and tourism information in Ontario.