Working to Protect Ontario’s Watersheds, their Natural Heritage, and our Receiving Waters
The Ontario Headwaters Institute works to protect Ontario’s watersheds, their natural heritage, and receiving waters such as the Great Lakes.
In addition to on-going efforts in our three portfolios on Research, Education, and Civic Engagement, we are currently running two initiatives as described in our updated Brochure, below, and in recent blog posts – launching both COWA and our mapping tool on the Contested Countryside.
Key background documents include:
Visit our YouTube Channel, with numerous videos, the most recent of which is on The Impact of Aggregate Extraction in the Credit Watershed. .
If you are looking for our new project, Growing the Greenbelt 2021: REGIONAL RESILIENCE, it is posted at www.waterscape.ca.
Announcing the Contested Countryside: Development Scenarios and a Mapping Tool to Protect South-central Ontario
The OHI is pleased to announce The Contested Countryside, a detailed mapping project to assist communities in local discussions as soon as the Province begins accepting draft official plans submitted by municipalities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. If and where...
The mission of COWA is to make watershed planning the basis of further land use development in Ontario, whether urban, rural, or remote, in order to protect our waters, natural heritage, and agricultural lands for a sustainable future.. Read about it and the first...