Quinte Conservation Envirominute Podcast

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The Quinte Conservation Executive board directs the activities and the programs of our organization. Representatives from each of the 18 municipalities within the watersheds serve on Quinte Conservation’s Board of Directors. Find out more in this week's podcast.
Commercial Fertilizer is used in agriculture and also on recreational, institutional, industrial and residential properties. In Ontario its application, handling and storage are considered a potential threat to drinking water sources. Find out more in this week's podcast.
Birding is a great activity for all ages. It’s also an excellent way to explore our local Conservation Areas and gain an appreciation for wildlife and the outdoors. Find out how to get started in this week's podcast.
Quinte Conservation staff are often out in the field doing many types of monitoring and sampling so we can check on the health of our watersheds. One of the ways we check for healthy waterways is electrofishing. Find out more in this week's podcast.
Some policies in the Quinte Region Source Protection Plan call for risk management plans. A risk management plan sets out how specific activities, that pose a significant threat to a municipal drinking water source, must be carried out on a certain property. Find out more in this week's podcast.
The best and easiest way to reduce your carbon footprint is to keep your car in the driveway and walk, bike or use public transit. If that’s not possible there are some ways to make your car trips more environmentally friendly. Find out more in this week's podcast.
You may hold your wedding or special event (such as family reunion picnics or photography sessions) at our Conservation Areas at no charge. Quinte Conservation owns 23 Conservation Areas that are open to the public. They are open daily from dawn until dusk. Find out how to enjoy your special event at a local Conservation Area.
Conservation Areas are great places to take your dog for a walk. But keep in mind that even well-behaved and small dogs need to be on a leash. Find out why in this week's podcast.
Would you like to increase your wildlife viewing opportunities? Why not create habitat in your own backyard? Find out how in this week's podcast.
Are you looking for a great family camping experience this summer? Camping season at our Depot Lakes Conservation Area and Campground is here. Try one of the 20 interior sites and experience the private and peaceful camping that Depot Lakes offers. Find out more in this week's podcast.
Some policies in the Quinte Region Source Protection Plan call for risk management plans. A risk management plan sets out how specific activities, that pose a significant threat to a municipal drinking water source, must be carried out on a certain property. Find out more in this week's podcast.
We often get questions about hunting on Quinte Conservation lands. Quinte Conservation makes certain remote forested properties available to hunters and trappers on a permit basis. Find out more in this week's podcast.
Quinte Conservation has over 60 kilometres of trails in 20 areas open to the public. Find out more about our trails in this week's podcast.
The Yellow Fish Road program’s goal is to help Canadians understand that storm drains are the doorways to our rivers, lakes and streams. Preventing pollutants from entering our storm drains is critical to protecting and improving water quality and aquatic habitat. Find out how you can get involved in this week's podcast.
Some areas surrounding our public drinking water sources are sensitive to contamination. These are the ‘vulnerable areas’ where pollution can easily find its way into the public water source. Find out more in this week's podcast.
If you have a large piece of property, you might want to consider creating a wetland on it. Natural and created wetlands provide important habitat for fish and wildlife. Find out more in this week's podcast.
It’s spring – the time of year that many homeowners start to think about improving and developing their property. Before you begin work near any hazardous lands, contact Quinte Conservation. Find out more in this week's podcast.
You can become a citizen scientist and join the Watershed Watch program. The Watershed Watch Program is Quinte Conservation project that encourages volunteers to help collect valuable weather information. Find out more in this week's podcast.
Quinte Conservation staff monitor watershed conditions carefully all year. We are on duty, ready to alert municipal flood coordinators, the media, the public, and other agencies of potential danger to lives or property from flooding. Find out more in this week's podcast.
Activities on the land and in the water near drinking water sources can impact water quality and quantity. The Quinte Region Source Protection Plan contains policies to safeguard our municipal drinking water sources. Find out if you are affected by the plan in this week's podcast.
Make sure your children play safely this spring – well away from local waterways. Children and those caring for them must take care near streams, lakes and rivers especially now that the days are longer and warmer and children are spending more time outside. Find out more in this week's podcast.
Most people are focused on ice and snow removal this time of year, but it is also important to consider how snow removal will affect winter flooding or leak risks on your property. Find out more in this week's podcast.
Small amounts of fuel can contaminate vast quantities of water, so great care must be taken with its handling and storage. Fuel spill cleanups can be costly, lengthy and difficult. Find out more in this week's podcast.
Every winter our staff are kept busy measuring and weighing snow at locations across the watershed. It may seem like a strange activity, but the data collected is a big help when spring flooding season comes. Find out more in this week's podcast.
This spring bluebirds will be scouting the area for suitable nesting sites, and now would be a good time to think about building some bluebird houses to give them a helping hand. Find out more in this week's podcast.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Jennifer May-Anderson
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Apr 28th, 2017
Latest Episode
Jan 1st, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
167
Avg. Episode Length
1 minute
Explicit
No
Language
English

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