Wetlands day

2014 Great Lakes Wetlands Day

The one day event was held on February 4th, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel Toronto East located in Toronto, Ontario.

As a follow up to the 2012 Ontario Wetlands Conference, this event examined the wetlands in the Great Lakes basin. The keynote speaker was John Riley, chief science advisor for Nature Conservancy of Canada and author of The Once and Future Great Lakes Country: An Ecological History. This event featured three concurrent sessions with wetlands topics ranging from research and monitoring to policy to environmental conservation and management.

Draft Great Lakes Wetlands Day Agenda (subject to change)

Click here to learn more about the 2014 Great Lakes Wetlands Day

Ontario Wetlands Conference

The history and future of our wetlands

A one day conference examining the science, policy and stewardship of Ontario’s wetlands was held on World Wetlands Day. The conference featured two keynote presentations from Ron Reid and Dr. Paul Keddy.

Ron Reid is the founding president of the Couchiching Conservancy, former conservation director at Ontario Nature, and a recipient of numerous, prestigious conservation awards.

Dr. Paul Keddy has been a professor of ecology for 30 years, and has published over 100 scholarly papers and five books. In 2007 was awarded two scholarly awards, the Merit Prize by the Society of Wetland Scientists and the National Wetland Award for Science Research by the Environmental Law institute.

  • Date: February 2, 2012 (World Wetlands Day)
  • Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, Ontario
  • Cost: $50/person, $25 for students (lunch included, students must show ID.)

Conference proceedings

Conference materials

For more information or to register, please contact Josh Wise at: joshuaw@ontarionature.org.


Conservation Ontario
Ducks Unlimited
Georgian Bay Land Trust
Nature Conservancy Canada (NCC)
Environment Canada


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