Lands to Great Lakes - Relationship Status: It's Complicated
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are critically important to Ontario’s environment and economy. They are also a source of joy for many Ontario residents in terms of scenic views, recreational opportunities, and spiritual significance and renewal.

The relationship between the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, and the surrounding landscape, is complicated. Many efforts have been made, and continue to be made, to understand, protect and restore these important water resources and to manage the impacts our activities have on them.

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The 25th Latornell Conservation Symposium will explore the status of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River and the lands that connect them in order to assess the work currently underway to protect, conserve and enhance them. What progress is being made, and what more needs to be done?

The 2018 Symposium takes place November 13, 14 and 15, 2018 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre in Alliston, Ontario.

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Upcoming Professional Development Program Event -
Careers in Conservation Lunch N’ Learn

The Latornell mentorship committee has been hard at work planning another exciting mentorship event. Reserve your spot for the upcoming Careers in Conservation Lunch N’ Learn event at Coldstream Conservation Area on Saturday July 28. You can learn about the various jobs and functions that Conservation Authority staff perform and then join staff and the Latornell Mentorship Program Committee for a free BBQ lunch and a hike along the conservation area’s beautiful trails. To add to the fun, there will be an easy pickup soccer game at the end of the day!

This is a free event, but you need to register ahead of time to reserve your spot. For more information, visit the Professional Development Program page.

Careers in Conservation Lunch N’ Learn Registration

Upcoming Professional Development Program Event - Lost Rivers Walk

The Latornell mentorship committee has a second event lined up for the summer. Reserve your spot for the upcoming Lost Rivers Walk around Toronto’s Port Lands on Sunday August 19. The approximately 3 km walk goes from the mouth of the Don, past future Villiers Island to Corktown Common. Following the walk, refreshments will be served at Betty’s (240 King St. E.) and networking will take place!

The Port Lands Project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Toronto’s history that will renaturalize the mouth of the Don River, create 40 hectares of green space and reduce flooding risks.

Registration is required to reserve your spot and a contribution of $5 on the day of the walk is suggested to help offset expenses. For more information, visit the Professional Development Program page.

Lost Rivers Walk Registration

Latornell Grant Program Application

The Latornell Conservation Symposium Grant was established in memory of A.D. Latornell to provide support for students and active members of the conservation community so that they may attend the annual Latornell Conservation Symposium.

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To celebrate the symposium’s 25th anniversary, a total of 25 grants (a combination of three day and one day grants) will be available in 2018.

For more information about eligibility criteria and how to apply visit our Grant Program page.

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 The 2018 Symposium takes place November 13, 14 and 15, 2018 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre in Alliston, Ontario.

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2017 Presentations Now Available

Presentations from the 2017 concurrent sessions and previous years are available for download.

You can access the presentations here.

Contact Us

Karen Anderson, Symposium Coordinator
Phone: 1-888-274-1364 ext. 103
Email: karen@allsetinc.com
Karen Anderson, Symposium Coordinator
Phone: 1-888-274-1364 ext. 103
Fax: 1-888-274-1324
Email: karen@allsetinc.com
Nottawasaga Inn and Conference Centre
6015 Highway 89
Alliston, ON L9R 1A4
Phone: 705-435-5501 or 416-364-5068
Toll-Free Phone: 1-800- 669-5501
Fax: 705-435-5840
Email: info@nottawasagaresort.com
Website: http://www.nottawasagaresort.com
Your conference registration DOES NOT include accommodations.
Conservation Ontario
120 Bayview Parkway
Newmarket, ON L3Y 3W3
Phone: 905-895-0716
Fax: 905-895-0751
Email: info@conservationontario.ca
Website: www.conservationontario.ca
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