Ontario’s Fight Against Invasive Species Gets A New Tool

Yesterday, the Ontario Government made a big announcement with the introduction of the Invasive Species Act. If passed, the legislation will be the first of its kind in Canada, dealing specifically with prevention, early detection, quick response, and eradication of invasive species in Ontario. Ontario is proud to introduce the…

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Electrofishing Certification – Learning With A Zap

For the past two years, at least, I have been wanting to complete the Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing Course. Why? Well, even before the notion of returning to school had entered my mind, I was doing my best to help out with conservation activities, and electrofishing (using an electrical pulse…

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Atlantic Salmon Stocking – Fun & Rewarding

“The important thing is to keep an eye on your kids and keep them dry.” That was the basic instruction given to myself, Darrell, and the rest of the volunteers helping with the Atlantic salmon stocking on May 1st. As part of the amazing and far-reaching Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon…

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A Beautifully Dry Day At Lowville Park

Spring signals the return of so much – the return of the birds, the return of warmer weather, the return of trout fishing, and the return of conservation activities. For my first volunteer outing of 2013 I headed to Lowville Park in Burlington, Ontario, for a Trout Unlimited Canada event…

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