Dear nature lover
, 

Bring on Spring! As nature lovers there is a lot to enjoy about winter, but there’s always something special about the sweet days of spring. Celebrate the return of spring with Ontario Nature at the Green Living Show or join us for a day on the Grand River. Read on to learn more.

Happy reading!



Live Green with Ontario Nature

Spring has almost sprung – that means it’s time for the Green Living Show! Loon Call subscribers qualify for a complimentary pair of tickets to the Green Living Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, March 27-29, 2015. Click here and enter promo code G4ON1VJBT9W for your tickets today! Visit the show and learn about a healthier you and a healthier planet with eco-exhibits, guest speakers, organic foods and more. Visit our booth where you will meet our friendly staff and volunteers and learn what’s new about our nature reserves. We’re in booth #1524/1526 near the front entrance! We look forward to seeing you there.



Come enjoy a Day on the Grand!

Looking for a fun, new way to enjoy some time outdoors this spring? Then join us at Ontario Nature’s 84th Annual Gathering with rare Charitable Research Reserve for a day at rare’s ECO Centre in Cambridge. On May 23rd, spend a beautiful spring day with fellow nature lovers exploring the diversity of this 900+ acre reserve including alvars, cliffs, wetlands and woodlands. Registration is now open - space is limited!



What's all the buzz about?

Ontario Nature’s Youth Council began their campaign to protect Ontario’s pollinators in 2014 and have been working hard to make positive change for wild pollinators. Through their new video, Farmers: Leaders in Pollinator Protection, they share an important message of how farmers play a vital role in pollinator conservation, by creating viable habitat on their lands. With commentary from Norfolk County farmers and Youth Council member Mariel, you can learn more about the importance of pollinators to the farming community and to future generations. Thanks to MEC, the Toronto Field Naturalists and the Gosling Foundation for making this video possible.


 
Who is your conservation hero?

Do you know an individual, group, municipality, media outlet, government agency or corporation that made an outstanding contribution to conservation in 2014? Now is your chance to recognize your conservation heroes through Ontario Nature’s annual Conservation Awards – a celebration of exceptional environmental achievement that has been honouring conservation heroes for more than 40 years. There are only a few weeks left to submit your nominations – the deadline is March 31st 2015. Please contact Lauren Wright at 1-800-440-2366 ext. 271 or at laurenw@ontarionature.org if you have questions about the conservation nominations. Best of luck to your nominees!



Have your say via the Environmental Bill of Rights

The Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) is eager to educate citizens about the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). Through webinars, workshops, presentations and social media, the ECO is raising awareness about opportunities for public participation in decision-making regarding laws, policies and programs affecting the environment. You can get involved through the Environmental Registry, a website enabling visitors to provide feedback on government proposals, and you can also formally request a policy review or an investigation of an environmental offence. If your organization or community would like to learn more, call 1-800-701-6454 or email commissioner@eco.on.ca.


        

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