ALUS Middlesex

The ALUS Middlesex program aims to help address environmental issues affecting water quality in the Great Lakes, re-establish tallgrass prairie, improve buffer areas, manage wetlands and establish other projects providing ecosystem services such as flood mitigation, carbon sequestration and pollinator support.

 

 

 

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.

ALUS Middlesex PAC
The ALUS Middlesex PAC poses with their newly installed billboard in Southwestern Ontario, February 2020. From L to R: Peter Moddle (Program Coordinator), Tom Heeman (PAC Vice-Chair), Matt Langford (PAC Secretary), Laura Hathaway (PAC Member), Steve Bradish (PAC Chair), Scott Foster (PAC member, participant), Tracey Foster (PAC member, participant).

 

News & Events in Middlesex

ALUS Canada announces $100,000 sponsorship from Silk® to help restore farmland across the country

Posted September 9, 2020 in Ontario

ALUS Canada is thrilled to announce a $100K New Acre™ Project sponsorship by Silk®, contributing to the brand’s mission of promoting healthier eating and living for all Canadians.
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ALUS Canada launches new booklets to help farmers and ranchers monitor ALUS projects for best success

Posted June 30, 2020 in Quebec

ALUS Canada launches new booklets to help farmers and ranchers monitor ALUS projects for best success.
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New ALUS community of ALUS Middlesex launches in Ontario

Posted September 18, 2019 in Ontario

Farmers and community members came together to celebrate the official launch of ALUS Middlesex and all its potential ecosystem benefits on September 18, 2019.
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TD Bank Group sponsors launch of New Acre™ Project, ALUS Canada’s innovative corporate-sponsorship program.

Posted October 29, 2019 in Ontario

TD Bank Group named as launch sponsor of ALUS’ innovative corporate-sponsorship program: PRESS RELEASE | Toronto, October 29, 2019 | With a two-year commitment of $220,000 through their corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, TD will help ALUS roll out the New Acre™ Project, expand its bilingual materials and raise awareness across the country.
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A Taste of ALUS at Queen’s Park

Posted April 13, 2019 in Ontario

ALUS Canada and MPP Toby Barrett hosted a special reception at Queen’s Park on March 2019 in support of ALUS in Ontario.
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Supporters

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
Middlesex Federation of Agriculture
St.Clair Region Conservation Authority
Tartan Image Designs
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

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