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
Vital role of farmer liaisons highlighted at ALUS workshop funded by OTF More than 30 of Ontario’s ALUS program coordinators, farmer liaisons and Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) members assembled in Elgin County on July 31, 2019, to learn more about the vital...
TD Bank Group sponsors launch of New Acre™ Project, ALUS Canada’s innovative corporate-sponsorship program.
PRESS RELEASE | Toronto, October 29, 2019 TD Bank Group named as launch sponsor for ALUS Canada’s New Acre™ Project, an innovative corporate sponsorship program that spurs investment in naturalization projects across Canada. ALUS Canada, A Weston Family...
ALUS Canada and MPP Toby Barrett hosted a special reception at Queen’s Park on March 2019 in support of ALUS in Ontario. A special reception at Queen’s Park on March 19, 2019, brought together approximately 25 Ontario MPPs from all parties, ALUS supporters, partners,...
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