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Kids take the Lead to Expand ClearWater Farm Eco-gardens

November 30, 2018

Spring 2018 – ClearWater Farm’s Eco-gardens are taking shape in exciting new says thanks to funding from three noted supporters of the environment. The farm’s Trading Tree garden, anchored by the heritage-designated old maple, was conceptualized and created by partnership between two local schools, Sutton Public School and Waabgon Gamig First Nations School on Georgina … Continued

Lt. Governor of Ontario Officially Open Canada 150 Lane

January 12, 2018

Her Honour, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, speaks to guests at the farm during an open house to officially open the Canada 150 Lane. Hundreds of guests, including the Minister of the Environment Chris Ballard and Town of Georgina Mayor, Margaret Quirk, and the entire council toured the farm and participated in a smudging with our partners from … Continued

Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell Experiences Green Economy Initiative at ClearWater Farm

July 10, 2017

Annabel Slaight, Ontario Water Centre Founding Chair, on Saturday July 8 greeted Georgina Mayor Margaret Quirk and Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell to “Experience ClearWater Farm” an event to showcase this new and exemplary “green economy initiative” combining local food, education, economic development and water conservation. Local supporters Joe and Laurissa Canavan hosted the event.

ClearWater Farm tree recognized as an Ontario Heritage Tree

June 2, 2017

Forests Ontario mapping landmark trees program in full swing – combines celebrating local history and protecting future generations of Ontario Trees Georgina, ON – Forests Ontario is pleased to announce the recognition of our latest Ontario Heritage Tree, a 200-year-old sugar maple located at the Ontario Water Centre’s ClearWater Farm – on the heritage Reed Farm … Continued

Georgina’s Annabel Slaight among those named to Order of Canada

January 10, 2017

Georgina Advocate by Heidi Riedner Photo: Steve Somerville/Metroland Georgina resident Annabel Slaight has received one of the highest civilian honours in the country. The publishing powerhouse behind the OWL multimedia empire and supreme “Lady of the Lake” championing Lake Simcoe was among 100 Canadians named to the Order of Canada Dec. 30. “It was quite … Continued

Ontario Water Centre receives an Ontario Trillium Foundation 2016 Grow Grant of $750,000 over three years

November 14, 2016

The $750,000 grant enables the Ontario Water Centre (OWC) to begin an experiential learning program at the historic ClearWater at the Reed Farm to help Lake Simcoe kids become environmental leaders of the future. ClearWater Farm at Willow Beach is being revitalized as a place-based learning centre and self-sustaining social enterprise. Educational principles of the … Continued

Annabel Slaight receives 2016 Award of Honour for lifetime commitment to Lake Simcoe and ReWilding Lake Simcoe receives a Pioneering Green Communities Award

November 7, 2016

The Ontario Water Centre proudly received two honours at the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) 35th annual Conservation Awards on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in Newmarket. Annabel Slaight, Founding Chair, was presented with the 2016 George R. Richardson Conservation Award of Honour for her lifetime commitment to improving the Lake Simcoe watershed. Annabel co-founded … Continued