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South Simcoe Streams Network

Start Date:July 2008
Funding:Province of Ontario, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, Municipalities of Adjala-Tosorontio, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Innisfil and New Tecumseth, Dufferin Simcoe Land Stewardship Network, Tree Canada, NT Temps Inc. and Private Sectors
Partners:Adjala-Tosorontio Project Team, Alliston Lions Club, Banting Memorial High School, Baxter Corporation, Dufferin Simcoe Land Stewardship Network, F&P Mfg., Honda of Canada Mfg.,Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, New Tecumseth Streams Committee, Nottawasaga Steelheaders, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, Nottawasaga Futures, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Town of Innisfil, Town of New Tecumseth, Township of Adjala-Tosorontio
Goals:To invest in streams together for community and waterway health. To support and initiate community projects for healthier streams in South Simcoe combining multi-partner resources and community volunteer efforts for improved habitat, cleaner water and communal well being. To engage volunteers of all ages and walks of life from schools, youth and service clubs to business and industry to participate in stream rehabilitation. To build cooperative partnerships to help generate the tools, know-how and funds needed to restore degraded stream systems. To advance community awareness and appreciation of stream and river resources,ecological threats and benefits to local communities.

The South Simcoe Streams Network (SSSN) is in its eleventh year of operation.  This program continues to draw multi-sector and community support and typically involves over 900 volunteers and 60 partner organizations annually.  On average, the SSSN engages in some 25 public events on 15 project sites per year. Volunteers and partner collaborations have enabled the planting of over 55,000 native trees and shrubs along our local waterways, engage in  strategic invasive species control and thousands of metres of floodplain and bank stabilization works. Through education, community involvement and on the ground activities, this program has developed innovative, action oriented ways to improve and protect local environments.


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