ALUS Norfolk

Norfolk County has the oldest continuously running ALUS program in Canada. Piloted in 2007, ALUS Norfolk has evolved into a permanent, county-wide program.

 

 

 

Norfolk County has the oldest continuously running ALUS program in Canada. Piloted in 2007, ALUS Norfolk has evolved into a permanent, county-wide program.

With over 160 farm families already engaged and more than 1,300 acres enrolled in the program, ALUS-Norfolk is helping to rebuild the natural environment via healthy and sustainable farmlands.

To date, approximately ten percent of all the farmers in Norfolk have enrolled acres in ALUS,  to restore wetland habitat, plant tall-grass buffers along streams, and create pollinator habitat among other projects. The Long Point Region Conservation Authority provides technical advice and support to help implement a variety of habitat restoration projects throughout the County.

ALUS Projects in Norfolk

See the difference 9 years makes: Vic Janulis’ ALUS Norfolk project

In these photos, follow the nine-year evolution of the first ALUS Norfolk demonstration project, located on Vic Janulis' farm.
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ALUS Norfolk wetland project on Paul Mauthe’s Farm

ALUS Norfolk participant Paul Mauthe has devoted several acres at the rear of his property to native prairie grasses, trees and shrubs around a new wetland, doing his part to help protect Delhi's supply of drinking water.
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ALUS Norfolk Project on Joe Csoff’s Farm

ALUS Norfolk helped participant Joe Csoff rehabilitate a washed-out gully and establish a thick vegetated buffer near the North Creek wooded ravine.
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Establishing Native Tallgrass Prairie on Van Meer Farms, ALUS Norfolk

ALUS Norfolk helped Greg Vermeersch establish native tallgrass prairie on Van Meer Farms, an 8,000-acre operation in Norfolk County, Ontario.
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News & Events in Norfolk

Wild at Heart

Posted August 4, 2018 in Ontario

ALUS Norfolk participants Kathryn and Michael Boothby are on a mission to create wildlife habitat that benefits the natural world around them.
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Environment and Climate Change Canada grants ALUS Canada $600,000 to improve Lake Erie water quality

Posted July 19, 2018 in Saskatchewan

PRESS RELEASE – PORT COLBORNE, July 19, 2018 — Environment and Climate Change Canada grants ALUS Canada $600,000 to improve Lake Erie water quality.
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Sowing the Seeds of Conservation

Posted July 14, 2018 in Ontario

ALUS shows students how—and why—to collect native wildflower seed in their communities.
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The 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award

Posted June 12, 2018 in Saskatchewan

Congratulations to Joe Csoff, ALUS Norfolk participant and PAC member, for receiving the 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award
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The 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award

Posted June 13, 2018 in Saskatchewan

Congratulations to Dr. Wanhong Yang, recipient of the 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award.
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Supporters

Norfolk Federation of Agriculture
St. Williams Nursery
Acorus Restoration
Bird Studies Canada
Stripe Art
Norfolk Soil & Crop Improvement Association
Long Point Biosphere

Sponsors

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Ontario Trillium Foundation
John and Pat McCutcheon Charitable Foundation
Scotiabank
Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario
Ontario Wildlife Foundation
Long Point Region Conservation Authority
Ontario Power Generation
Great Lakes Excavation
Allan’s Excavating
Norfolk County
Trees Ontario
Annex Publishing

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