If, from one acorn, a mighty oak can grow, what can a couple of thousand acorns – all from one tree – accomplish?
Thousands of tiny baby turtles are getting a shot at life in the wild, thanks to a program operated through the London-area conservation authority. About 10,000 hatchlings, including 6,000 spiny softshell turtles, will be released this year into the area drained by the Thames River through the conservation efforts of the Southern Ontario at Risk […]
A 15-year-old girl drowned last weekend at Wildwood Conservation Area, Stratford police said Wednesday. Police, bystanders, park staff, firefighters and paramedics performed CPR on the girl, who was taken to St. Marys’ hospital. The incident happened on Saturday, though police added no further information would be provided out of the respect and privacy for the […]
Western University and the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority kicked off the spring tree-planting season on Tuesday with a new project to reduce flooding along Medway Creek. Western students, faculty members and conservation authority officials planted 100 native trees and 200 native shrubs along the bank of the creek near the university campus. The project, […]
Ontario’s move to speed home building may see natural habitats threatened and boost flood risk by putting wetlands at risk, the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority warns.
The London-area conservation authority is warning the public to be careful around rivers and streams this weekend as rain will lead to water levels rising.
The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority opened its doors Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, to the lab where staff carefully tend turtles and snakes that are native to the Thames River watershed and threatened by loss of habitat, predators and vehicles on roads. Staff incubate eggs and release the young snakes and turtles, including the Spiny […]
Open dam, then
Fearing the loss of developable land in south London, the city is looking to scale back a massive section of real estate that will be added to the city’s flood plain.
That $1 goldfish from the pet store might be a good starter pet, but it also poses an environmental nightmare in the London area.
Southern Ontario’s vulnerable turtles and snakes need your help.
A new $1.4 million fund to tackle London’s persistent problem of discharging raw and partially treated sewage into the Thames River is a win-win, environmentalists and politicians say.
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