ALUS Middlesex
Where Agriculture and Nature Meet

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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OTF Grant Helps Farmers And Ranchers Protect And Restore Ecosystems

OTF Grant Helps Farmers And Ranchers Protect And Restore Ecosystems

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 Middlesex Coordinator

Peter Moddle

8348 Longwoods Road
Mount Brydges, ON N0L 1W0
alus.middlesex@gmail.com
T: 519-264-2420
C: 226-448-4274

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

Steve Bradish
President

Tom Heeman
Vice President

Matt Langford
Secretary

Tracey Foster
Treasurer

Scott Foster

Mary Simpson

Rob Hathaway

Laura Hathaway

Fred Cahill

Ryan McLean

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