Members, Family, Friends and Neighbours:
The St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Association invites you to the annual Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest. Please join us at 5:00 p.m. at the Conservation Centre with your potluck contribution, your favourite beverage and a game to share for the evening social after the photo contest. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the photo contest will follow. All members are invited to submit their best photos, videos and trail cam shots. See the rules here. All in attendance can vote on the best photos.
Hello Awesome Women! Unfortunately, AWE will not occur this year. We will be back next year with even more awesome adventures and workshops. Please keep September 8, 2018, open for AWE, and start collecting all of your friends who won’t want to miss out.
Thank you for your continuing support. We look forward to an awesome experience with you next year!
Awesome Women’s Experience A UNIQUE INTRODUCTION INTO THE OUTDOORS FOR WOMEN
Spend a day in the company of like-minded women
Highly skilled instructors offering special experiences and education
Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Supper provided
Closing fireside circle after supper
There is a goal to reduce current phosphorous runoff levels reaching Lake Erie by 40 per cent.
The OFA partnered with Environmental Defence and enlisted support from 23 other environmental and agricultural groups for a letter asking the Ontario government to protect freshwater by putting a deposit on single-use beverage containers, such as plastic water bottles.
“Every year in Ontario, one billion plastic bottles end up in landfills or our environment,” said Ashley Wallis, Water Program Manager with Environmental Defence. “We need to turn this plastic tide. The Blue Box program isn’t working well enough,” she says.
“Deposit return programs such as the province already applies for wine and beer bottles are a proven way to increase recycling rates, Wallis says.
Currently, about 80 per cent of litter in the lakes is plastic. Ontario also has the lowest collection rate for plastic beverage containers in Canada, at 47 per cent.
In comparison, Canadian jurisdictions with deposit return programs collect up to 95 per cent of their bottles.
They estimate deposit-and-return could generate $100 million a year that could be used to clean up the Great Lakes.