Lake Simcoe Conservation Matters
Conservation Matters is a series of newsletters written by our team and published in Lake Simcoe Living Magazine. Each volume focuses on the factors that impact the health of Lake Simcoe, its watershed and its surrounding communities. This newsletter series will be published in each issue of Lake Simcoe Living, replacing the Science Newsletters.
Let's Talk About Flooding
Volume 1, Summer 2018
A study released last year reveals that Canadians are largely unaware of the risks posed by flooding. The report, Canadian Voices on Changing Flood Risk, surveyed 2,300 people living in flood risk zones across Canada and found that 94% of them didn’t know they were at risk. Do you know your risk of flooding?
Nature is an Art Gallery
Volume 2, Fall 2018
Ephemeral Art, or Earth Art, is an art movement that became popular in the 1960s. Ephemeral artists work exclusively with natural materials to create works of art from debris such as leaves, rocks and even ice, sand or snow. Because of this art form's transient nature – being made from natural materials that don’t necessarily last, the pieces are generally photographed. Today, many photographs from famous ephemeral artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and others hang in art galleries and museums around the world.
Microplastics are the Last Straw!
Volume 3, Winter 2019
Every minute of every day a garbage truck’s worth of plastic enters the ocean. Microplastics including microbeads and other plastic pollution have not only floated into our oceans and fresh water systems, they’ve drifted into media headlines and seeped into our consciousness over the past 15 years.