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
Congratulations to Duane Movald, ALUS Brazeau participant and PAC chair, who has been awarded the 2021 Dave Reid Award in the amount of $10,000. The 2021 Dave Reid Award, in the amount of $10,000, has been presented to Duane Movald, ALUS Brazeau participant and chair...
$232,325 to ALUS Canada in support of the Government of Canada’s plan to plant two billion trees over 10 years PRESS RELEASE – August 10, 2021 – Peterborough, Ontario – Natural Resources Canada – There is no path to net-zero emissions that does not involve Canada’s...
With support from OTF, ALUS participants have delivered targeted ecosystem protection and restoration in six communities across Ontario. Middlesex County, ON, July 30, 2021 – Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), ALUS participants have undertaken hundreds of...
ALUS Elgin Coordinator
Diane Lynn Ayotte
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
National Conservation Plan
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Ontario Wildlife Foundation
Weston Family Foundation
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