ALUS Elgin

ALUS planted its roots in Elgin County in 2012, beginning with a pilot project in Bayham Township.

 

 

 

ALUS planted its roots in Elgin County in 2012, beginning with a pilot project in Bayham Township. In January of 2016, ALUS Bayham expanded to include the Townships of Malahide, Central Elgin, Southwold, Dutton-Dunwich and West Elgin.

ALUS Elgin partners with each Conservation Authority and other organizations in the region to develop projects and ideas that are best suited to the landowners’ needs and the priorities of Elgin County.

Local environmental issues, including gully and bank erosion, are considered priorities for the ALUS Elgin program, which aims to reduce sedimentation and phosphorus loading in our rivers and lakes.

As much of Elgin County is now battling the invasive Phragmites australis, controlling this species is now a priority on all wetland creation sites.

News & Events in Elgin

Students Plant New Acres™ in Ontario

Posted April 24, 2017 in Ontario

High-school students get hands-on lesson in producing beneficial ecosystem services on an ALUS Elgin farm
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Drink Mead, Save Bees! ALUS Elgin Benefit Event

Posted April 2, 2017 in Ontario

There was a lot of buzz about ALUS on April 2, 2017, when ALUS Elgin held a bee-themed benefit at the New New Age boutique in southwestern Ontario.
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ALUS Relaunches in Ontario

Posted August 24, 2016 in Ontario

The Ontario relaunch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative, was held at Springview Farm in Waterford, Ontario, on August 24, 2016.
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National Launch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative

Posted November 4, 2016 in Saskatchewan

ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation announce $5M grant to launch a groundbreaking environmental initiative now known as ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, along with its New Acre™ Project.
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ALUS Canada Honoured at Clean50 Summit

Posted October 13, 2016 in Ontario

ALUS Canada was honoured with a Clean50 Award and named to the more exclusive “Clean16” category at the Clean50 Summit in Toronto on September 22.
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Supporters

Long Point Region Conservation Authority
Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
Elgin Stewardship Council
Elgin Clean Water Program
National Farmers Union

Sponsors

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
NCP- National Conservation Plan
OTF- Ontario Trillium Foundation
OWF- Ontario Wildlife Foundation
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

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