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To conserve soil, water, and air quality.

To demonstrate good land stewardship practices.

Action Items:
Continue to promote Pitch-In Week.
Clear ditches of refuse and litter to eliminate ponding of waterand allow for proper drainage.
Encourage landowners' participation in woodlot management programs, particularly for marginal lands; invite guest speakers and foresters to speak on the value of forestry management and different tree species.

Create partnerships with the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority to protect river systems. 

Actively promote the implementation of Best Management Practices to producer groups and related industry; incorporate a Best Management Plan workshop or a speaker into Simcoe County Farmers Week days (beef,
         dairy, crop, swine); boost educational programs in schools; promote the cost benefits of "new" Best  
         Management  Plans. 

Investigate innovative techniques to identify new Best Management Practices.

Improve water quality by restricting livestock access to waterways, developing manure storage facilities, and/or minimizing crop land erosion.

Identify and establish a "bank" of baseline data (benchmarks) for:

  • Water quality/quantity,
  • Landfill site locations,
  • Biosolid spreading sites,
  • Soil fertility, and
  • Habitat features.

Encourage all "nutrient users" to prepare a Nutrient Management Plan.

Potential Partners:
Adjala-Tosorontio Residents' Association
Agriculture Canada
CFB Borden
Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario
Conservation Authorities
Environmental and Conservation Clubs
Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Ministry of the Environment
Ministry of Natural Resources
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Ontario Forestry Association
Private Landowners
Rural Secretariat
Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture
Soil and Crop Improvement Groups
Township of Adjala-Tosorontio
Volunteer and Rural Organizations