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

Ontario Trillium Foundation invests in ALUS

Posted September 19, 2017 in Ontario

On September 19, 2017, ALUS Canada, Ontario Nature and guests celebrated a grant of nearly $700,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support ALUS in Ontario.
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ALUS Relaunches in Ontario

Posted August 24, 2016 in Ontario

The Ontario relaunch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative, was held at Springview Farm in Waterford, Ontario, on August 24, 2016.
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National Launch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative

Posted November 4, 2016 in Saskatchewan

ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation announce $5M grant to launch a groundbreaking environmental initiative now known as ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, along with its New Acre™ Project.
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ALUS Canada Honoured at Clean50 Summit

Posted October 13, 2016 in Ontario

ALUS Canada was honoured with a Clean50 Award and named to the more exclusive “Clean16” category at the Clean50 Summit in Toronto on September 22.
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(Video) Meet an ALUS Producer: Steve and Anita Buehner, Norfolk County, Ontario

Posted August 18, 2015 in Ontario

Meet ALUS Canada producers Steve and Anita Buehner of Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery — their passion for the environment can be seen in the many ALUS projects on their farm in Norfolk County, Ontario.
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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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