The ALUS Middlesex program was established in 2017 in close partnership with ALUS Canada. Located in Southwestern Ontario, Middlesex County is a largely agricultural area with diverse cropping systems in field, horticulture and livestock, as well as an important rural-urban interface nestled around the city hubs of London and Strathroy.
ALUS works closely with landowners to develop and support projects that are best suited to local needs and priorities. The ALUS Middlesex program aims to help address environmental issues affecting water quality in the Great Lakes, given that the Middlesex region is split between the Lake Huron and Lake Erie watersheds, and that the local Thames River has been identified as a priority watershed for Great Lakes health. By managing their marginal lands differently, ALUS participants can create habitat connections, filter water before it enters sensitive wetlands, and enhance wildlife habitat across these critical Canadian watersheds.
The ALUS Middlesex program also aims to re-establish tallgrass prairie ecosystems, improve buffer areas, manage wetlands and establish other projects providing ecosystem services such as flood mitigation, carbon sequestration and pollinator support.
Through their ALUS projects, ALUS Middlesex participants will help to produce cleaner water, cleaner air and more biodiversity, including pollinator habitat, for the benefit of everyone in surrounding communities.
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ALUS Middlesex Coordinator
8348 Longwoods Road
Mount Brydges, ON N0L 1W0
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
London Environmental Network
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
Middlesex Federation of Agriculture
St.Clair Region Conservation Authority
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Upper Thames River Conservation Authority