Thankful for Wildlife in 2020
A Few Things You've Achieved This Year:
- 18 fish passage barriers approved for remediation to date
- Restoring access to more than 62 kilometres of river habitat and counting
- 13 webinars held for participating 15 to 18 year olds (conservation topics varied wildly but included how to protect pollinators, invasive plant removal and zero-waste lifestyles)
- 50 youth service conservation work performed during the summer
- 100+ bags of garbage collected during 14 shoreline cleanups in August
- 330 registrations with 5,000+ service hours
- National launch of “Grow It! Don’t Mow It!” campaign, urging Canadians to let their lawns grow.
- Advanced the voice of Rights-of-Way movement in Canada via workshops, webinars and outreach
- Hundreds of Canadians have taken our pledge to help build the Great Canadian Pollinator Pathway by converting portions of their lawns to wildflower meadows
- 250,000 Canadians signed our petition to urge our government to recover declining pollinator species
- Collected Blanding’s, Snapping and Nothern Map Turtle eggs. The eggs were successfully incubated and we released almost 500 hatchlings
- Focusing on 2.32 million acres of native grassland in Saskatchewan provincial lands and 31 species at risk
- 555 youth received 2,220 pollinator-friendly plants via the WILD Spaces program
- 900 Canadians participated in six different gardening-themed webinars.
- 298 new gardeners were certified as having wildlife-friendly gardens.
- Encouraged Canadians to build and monitor bat houses in their backyards.
- Helped iNaturalist log 50 million species observations worldwide!
- 35,000 Canadians signed Marine Action Plan Petition to date
- 150+ deployments of various ropeless systems on commercial fishing vessels.
- This year, assessed nearly 2,000 shoreline properties on 10 lakes — we have npw assessed nearly 41,500 shoreline properties on 171 lakes since 2013!
- Read blog "Thankful for Wildlife in 2020" >
We wish you a safe — and filling! —Thanksgiving.