The Ontario Headwaters Institute is a registered charity working to preserve and protect Ontario’s headwaters through research, education, and best practices.

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In December, we launched an OHI YouTube Channel and began posting a series of Teacher Supports to help school relate to watersheds and headwaters. Head to Education to see both.


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Slipping into the Anthropocene

Most people seem preoccupied with transitioning into fall: getting back to normal routines while the daylight dwindles.

Those of us who obsess about ecology see more ominous shadows. Geologists appear to have reached a consensus that human impacts on Earth are so profound that we are passing from the Holocene into the Anthropocene. The only thing left to debate appears to be when it started, based on the prolific markers being left in the geological record by either carbon, plastic, radio-nuclides, or the domestic chicken.

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Two Fall Headwater Hikes Coming

Please join us on one or both Headwater Hikes this fall. The first will be 10 – 11:45 am on Saturday, October 15 at Alton Grange in Caledon. Details can be found at Alton Grange. The second will be 10 – 11:45 am on Sunday, October 16 at Walkers Woods, in Durham. This Hike will be an inauguration of the Michael Tucker Trail,  developed by the Durham Green Association, and a description can be found at http://www.greendurham.ca/trails-michael-tucker.  The OHI thanks the DGA, and will add a description in our list of Headwater Hikes after the inaugural activity. More info on both Hikes will be posted prior to the... read more
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