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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

Iconic Old Barn at the Reed Farm has Burned to the Ground

October 9, 2016

It is sad to report that the iconic old barn at the Reed Farm, Willow Beach, has burned to the ground. The fire happened in the afternoon of Saturday, October 8, 2016. The barn was destined to be restored by young people for young people as an important part of the ClearWater Farm enterprise. The … Continued

ClearWater Farms on a Roll

August 7, 2016

Shanahan Ford and Ford Motor Car Canada are helping the Ontario Water Centre’s ClearWater Farms social enterprise get rolling with the support of this delivery van for ClearWater foods and also a pick up truck for farm work. Mike Shanahan, OWC Founding Chair Annabel Slaight and Board member Brian Lawson admire the new vehicle.

John Tory joins Annabel Slaight in championing ClearWater Farm at Willow Beach

April 29, 2016

Two passionate spokespeople about the lakeside ClearWater Farm project were recent guests on the RogersTV show “Politically Speaking” with host Paul Nicholls. Toronto Mayor John Tory is a ClearWater supporter and Honorary Chair of the $2.5 million ClearWater Capital Campaign. Annabel Slaight is Founding Chair of the Ontario Water Centre spearheading the initiative. Environmental project … Continued

Ontario Water Centre Wins International Award

March 28, 2016

The Ontario Water Centre has won the 2016 Freshwater Hero Community Award from Freshwater Future, a North American not for profit operating in the United States and Canada to help citizens and community groups protect aquatic habitats in the Great Lakes Basin. Ten years ago, Annabel Slaight and Jane Meredith took a canoe trip through … Continued

More Than Everything You Need to Know About The Lake Simcoe Protection Plan

November 13, 2015

What is the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan arising from 2009’s Lake Simcoe Protection Act all about? Is the plan succeeding? Why does it exist? These questions are answered in a new web-based communications initiative being launched to coincide with Ontario Minister of the Environment Glen Murray’s release of the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan Five Year … Continued

Ladies of the Lake Book Wins “Most Significant” Award

October 16, 2015

Lake Simcoe – The extraordinary new kids’ Q and A book Do Fish Fart? and Many More Amazing Questions and Answers About Lake Simcoe has won the Conservation Award of Merit from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. The award presented last evening was for “the most significant environmental project of the year within the … Continued