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Notes from the Field: Summer 2021

In Animal Tracks, Bats, Birds, Carden Alvar, Citizen Science, Climate Change, Fauna, Featured, Flora, Frogs, Insects, Internship, Invasive Species, Nature Reserves, Properties, Property Maintenance, Salamanders, Species at Risk, Stewardship, Summer, Turtles, Uncategorized, Vernal Pools, Water by couchiching

When the bugs are biting, and you’re thinking twice about going out in the forest, you have to remember that there are always interesting things to find that will (hopefully) …

RBC Supports Water Project for Second Year

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RBC Bluewater and the Couchiching Conservancy are teaming up for a second year to monitor the water quality of critical streams and rivers in our region. There will be a kick-off event on June 2nd, which is RBC’s Clean Water Day nation-wide. Local RBC staff will join the Conservancy at Grant Wetland on Bay Street to watch our Water Team in action, learn how to test water themselves, and understand wetlands and watersheds.

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Protecting our lake’s lifelines

In Carden Alvar, Uncategorized, Water by couchiching

Headwaters are like the foundation of a building, and if they are compromised, so is the entire watershed. If the headwater stream stays cold year-round, it is of primary importance because it provides the larger, lower portions of the river with a steady base flow of clean water.

We have a group of volunteers testing these headwaters through a Water Quality Project.