REMINDER - Early Bird Deadline is Fast Approaching: 2012 A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium
November 14-16, 2012 at the Nottawasaga Inn and Conference Centre, Alliston, ON
Early bird deadline is less than a week away!
This is a reminder that the deadline for the Early Bird Rate for registration for the 2012 A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium is fast approaching. In order to qualify for the Early Bird Rate, your registration and payment must be received by the Symposium Registrar no later than Monday, October 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm. The Early Bird Rate for the Three Day Package is $560 (compared to $755 beginning on October 2). The A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium website (www.latornell.ca/register.html) provides information on how to register as well as details on rates for one-day packages. We have an impressive list of speakers at this year’s Symposium and we expect that interest from delegates will be strong. Register soon and take advantage of the Early Bird Rate!
Pre Latornell Events – Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Integrating Agricultural Landscape Knowledge for Environmental Management – Innovative Approaches, Opportunities and Demonstration Workshop
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the Nottawasaga Valley Region Conservation Authority (NVCA) invite rural landscape specialists, GIS practitioners and agricultural resource management analysts to attend a full day workshop highlighting on-going research and innovative approaches to mapping, inventory and modelling of agricultural landscapes in the province. This workshop is a kickoff event for Conservation Ontario and OMAFRA’s new “Agricultural Landscape Group” and will consist of feature speakers in the morning and field tours in the afternoon.
$50.00 Space is limited register early.
Phone the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 between 8 AM & 5 PM Monday to Friday.
Ontario Network on Ecosystem Services - Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services
On Tuesday November 13, explore what’s available -- and needed -- to mainstream the consideration of ecosystem services in Ontario. Topics may include land-use planning, Environmental Assessments, incentives and markets, strategies for engaging Ontarians, and more. This day-long workshop is organized by the Ontario Network on Ecosystem Services. See www.onecosystemservices.ca/?page_id=123 for details and registration.
More Information Coming
Lakeshore Capacity Assessment
A workshop is offered on Lakeshore Capacity Assessment, based on the Lakeshore Capacity Assessment Handbook, co-authored by the Ministries of Environment, Natural Resources, and Municipal Affairs and Housing (2010) will be used This hands-on workshop will provide guidance for land-use decision makers that will protect the water quality of Ontario’s Shield lakes. Workshop participation will be limited to 15 persons. The proposed workshop will be an introduction to the Handbook and corresponding assessment model. Please find a link to the handbook here: http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/environment/en/resources/STD01_078836.html
More Information Coming
Conservation Ontario - Mainstreaming Climate Change Into Watershed Management - Climate Change Workshop for Conservation Authorities
Geared to Conservation Authorities, this workshop will provide CA participants with an update on the state of the science today, legal and financial implications of climate change, as well as initiatives underway federally, provincially, municipally, and within conservation authorities. Small breakout groups will explore ways to conduct watershed trends analysis, developing a climate change strategy framework and look at issues around climate change communication and partnerships.
More Information Coming
New Guest Blog Post
Check out our newest The Watering Hole guest blog post- Children & Nature- A Healthy Combination
By N. Glenn Perrett, Author
You don't need studies to realize that children aren't receiving the same amount of exercise or wilderness experiences that past generations have benefited from. However, studies do confirm this. A Statistics Canada (in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada) survey in 2007 found that in recent decades the health of Canadian children has deteriorated while childhood obesity has risen and physical fitness has declined. READ MORE
Let’s chat via Twitter, Facebook and our Symposium blog The Watering Hole. Click on the icons below to visit our online communities.
Chair, 2012 A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium
Ken Anderson, Symposium Coordinator
A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium
c/o Conservation Ontario
P.O. Box 11, 120 Bayview Parkway