Edmonton is Now Moose-Friendly

The future is bright for moose in Edmonton, thanks to Sierra's Prairie Chapter volunteers and their partners.
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Wild Child Visits Reveal the Magic in Nature

Wild Child Program Coordinator, Laine Brehaut of Prince Edward Island, originally published this post on her personal blog. We’re proud to reproduce it here.

A Busy Start for Canada’s New Government

Over the last six days, Ottawa has been seized with a sense of excitement, hope, and possibility, following the swearing-in of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new Cabinet.

Sierra Club Canada Foundation applauds Obama's rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline

"President Barack Obama’s historic decision to reject TransCanada Corporation’s controversial Keystone XL pipeline brings North America one step closer to a low-carbon economy, while pointing to the power of citizen action in delivering the right political response to climate change", said Diane Beckett, Interim Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada Foundation.

Sierra Has a New Team at the Top

The Board of Directors of Sierra Club Canada Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Beckett as Interim Executive Director. Ms. Beckett brings decades of involvement in the non-profit sector to this newly created position. Former National Program Director, John Bennett, assumes the role of National Spokesperson. “I’m pleased we can begin a new chapter for Sierra Club Canada Foundation with Diane (Beckett) at the helm and retain the voice and experience of John (Bennett). We have the right team in place,” said Michael Bernard, President of Sierra Club Canada Foundation. Diane Beckett brings leadership, passion and commitment to her new position as Interim Executive Director of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation. She has extensive experience working with environmental organizations at the community, provincial, and national level in Canada, as well as internationally.

Claremont residents on two sides of possible development

Kristen Calis
Pickering News Advertiser
Date published: 
Wed, 06/03/2015

DURHAM -- More than 200 residents in Claremont want to see a piece of the Oak Ridges Moraine remain protected in the hamlet.

The Claremont Conservation Group is not pleased with the City’s recommendation that the Province allow opportunities for minor expansions of hamlets into the Greenbelt or the Oak Ridges Moraine. They believe this change could pave the way for a development on the northeast quadrant of Claremont that’s been discussed for decades, but hasn’t budged due to provincial land use restrictions......

Peter Rodrigues, a Whitevale resident and former councillor, felt recommendations by Ajax, which is also providing comment for the review, were in line with his thoughts.

“I’m mostly concerned with including more land into the Greenbelt, particularly the headwaters of the Carruthers Creek,” said Mr. Rodrigues.

Pollinator Progress at Heart Lake Conservation Area

Earlier this June we partnered with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to host a Pollinator Party at Heart Lake Conservation Area. The weather was great and we were thankful to have the 19 volunteers from Peel region who helped with light gardening and maintenance at the Medicine Wheel Garden and meadow plots.

Before we began work on the gardens the Four Colors Drumming Circle hosted an Aboriginal Drumming Ceremony and storytelling session to welcome spring and educate people on the features of the Medicine Wheel Garden (Gitigaan Mashkiki). It was a really neat experience which engaged everyone and connected us to the work we were about to do.

Our Natural Capital Program has a NEW Promo Video!

Check out our cool new promo video on our YouTube Chanel!!

For more information on our Natural Capital Program click here.

Thank you to Community Foundation Mississauga for funding video production.