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Showing posts from February, 2010

turtle talk

Decline in turtle population topic of Duncan lecture series Published on Feb 25, 2010, Dundas Star News The Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre presents The Vanishing Turtles of Southern Ontario with Erin Nadeau, co-ordinator of the Adopt-A-Pond Program at the Toronto Zoo. The presentation is part of the ongoing Bruce Duncan Memorial Lecture Series, named in honour of the late general manager of the Hamilton Conservation Authority, and is dedicated to promoting the Niagara Escarpment as an internationally recognized World Biosphere Reserve and a truly unique topographic feature of our natural and cultural heritage. Nadeau has completed a bachelor of science with a focus on ecology and evolution at the University of Western Ontario, as well as masters of environmental studies with a focus on conservation biology and protected areas management from York University. Her work with the Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme, as both a wetland conservation biologist and more rece

eating away at marsh edges

The marshes of Cootes Paradise west of Cootes Drive have been eaten away by the development of first railways, then roads, then parking lots, and very recently, a landowner's attempt to build a commercial property at the east end of Dundas. Threatened with further marginalization is the Volunteer Marsh, adjacent to the property that became a subject of an Ontario Municipal Board hearing. A google map shows the area in question, and will be updated as required to stay current with any changes. View Volunteer Marsh in a larger map