Take a deep breath.
Feel the waning warmth of the autumn sun on your skin.
Listen to the falling leaves as they skitter to the ground.
Smell the changing season on the brisk air.
There are moments in the year when it is good to just stop, lift our heads and look at our surroundings; to see what is behind us and to look forward at what is yet to come.
A Few Things You've Achieved This Year:
- Collected 126,000 petition signatures to urge government to create a National Pollinator Monitoring Program
- Launched a Citizen Science program using iNaturalist Canada to encourage bat house owners to document their observations, in order to determine the most effective bat house design
- Distributed and installing bat houses for interested participants in the Ottawa area
- Captured, tagged and tracked bats to determine the impact of being excluded from a home
- Conducted surveys for the Endangered Blanding’s Turtle.
- Surveyed roads to find frequent turtle road-kill locations.
- Collected turtle eggs laid in at-risk locations, such as roadsides.
- Determined eels’ migratory behavior and routes past a hydrodam.
- Shared best practices for anglers who incidentally capture an American Eel.
- Helped North American Right Whale by developing a predictive model that estimates the displacement of fishing effort in commercial fisheries as a result of closures.
- Collaborated with fish harvesters to test ropeless fishing gear to determine the potential these systems have for commercial fisheries in Atlantic Canada.
- Banded Greater White-fronted Geese and Cackling Geese in order to monitor Arctic and sub-Arctic geese and their migrations throughout the continent.
- Assessed approximately 2,500 shoreline properties on 12 lakes.
- Implanted Chinook Salmon with acoustic transmitters to monitor their migration
- Provided young Canadians with opportunities to explore Canada’s wilderness and gain conservation field experience.
- Hosted 27 gardening for wildlife workshops, presentations and guided tours for adults and youth in the Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax areas.
- Over 400 people participated and came away with ideas and inspiration for making their gardens more wildlife-friendly.
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Thank you for caring about Canada’s precious wildlife. Thank you for recognizing the value our wildlife gives not only to us but to the world. Thank you for knowing that our actions today impact the fragile balance of our natural world.