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Celebrating This Year’s Impact

We have actively participated in education, research, monitoring, and sustainable development for almost 20 years! This year was exceptional across all five of our program areas. Education & Outreach An

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Lands & Waters Gathering

State of the Bay: Lands & Waters Gathering to showcase caretaking in Georgian Bay Celebrating the most recent State of the Bay ecosystem health report, the Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii

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Turtle Season Zoomed By!

We had an outstanding fourth year rescuing at-risk turtle eggs! Laying Eggs In Ontario, turtle eggs are laid in June. Turtles will often use the edges of roads as nesting

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A Whirlwind Summer!

Explore some of our July & August work highlights. Always keep up to date with what Biosphere staff are up to by following us on Instagram and Facebook. Your donations help make all

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New State of the Bay Released!

State of the Bay ecosystem health report 2023 Every five years, the “State of the Bay” magazine provides a summary of the environmental health of eastern Georgian Bay, sharing information

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Recording Species to Support Biodiversity!

What is Biodiversity? Biological diversity, or biodiversity, is the term used to describe the variety of living things in a specific area. This variety is necessary to sustain most healthy

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A Busy Five Weeks!

Explore some of our work highlights since the end of May to July 1st. Always keep up to date with what Biosphere staff are up to by following us on

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Amphibians in the Biosphere

By: Angela Vander Eyken, Landscape Conservation Programs Coordinator Delightful Discoveries in Vernal Pools Last week, our staff surveyed vernal pools – small, seasonal depressions with water – in search of

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Zero-Emission Vehicles

GBR to Receive Funding for Education About Zero-Emission Vehicles Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Climate Change, Julie Dabrusin, has announced that the

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Reptiles on the Move

What if I Find a Reptile on the Road? All around the Biosphere, turtles and snakes are on the move and often use roads to access habitat and nesting sites.

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Generations Effect

Our New Consulting Service On Wednesday, local MPP Graydon Smith met with the team at GeorgianBay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere hear from them about the difference that a $92,500 Resilient Communities

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A Map For the Future

Regional Action Plan Launch The Georgian Bay Biosphere is launching its Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) on May 11th at the Charles W. Stockey Centre in Parry Sound. The RCAP

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A Biosphere in Our Backyard

With turtles starting to cross the road and the first flowers of spring, the Georgian Bay Biosphere team is gearing up for a very busy summer. As one of Canada’s

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Help Us Record 5,000 Species!

To date, the Georgian Bay Biosphere project has received a total of 79,430 observations with 4,894 distinct species of flora and fauna!  As a region of global ecological significance, the

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A Year of Road Ecology Research

You may have seen Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere (GBB) staff biking several different roads in multiple townships last year. All this work was done within Anishinaabek territory on the

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15 Years of Species at Risk Projects

Since 2007, the Georgian Bay Biosphere (GBB) has actively participated in species at risk education, research, and monitoring. GBB builds community awareness of at-risk species through targeted information sessions, school

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Roads that Work for Wildlife

Work has begun on a three-year project to evaluate the effectiveness of an innovative road mitigation design for the protection of reptile species at risk from road mortality.  Led by

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International Day for Biosphere Reserves

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated the 3rd of November as the International Day for Biosphere Reserves. The purpose of this international day is to

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Silent Auction

Win a beautiful, custom glass art wrought iron table featuring the iconic windswept pine tree of Killbear Provincial Park! This table was designed for the Georgian Bay Biosphere’s fundraising efforts

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Being Bear Wise in Cottage Country

In eastern Georgian Bay we have one species of bear, the Black Bear!  Black bears are omnivorous, they eat grasses, leaves, berries and nuts as they become available throughout the

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Partnership Stories: Seguin Township

Residents and cottagers in Seguin Township may have come across Biosphere and Seguin Township staff wading into area lakes, or set up on shore, searching white basins for tiny critters.

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National Biodiversity Funding

With development pressures and a changing climate, biodiversity across Canada is threatened and decreasing nationally. To address this issue, the federal government announced they are investing $11.3 million over three

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Growing Our Gardens

GBB hit the topsoil running with three major garden projects underway this growing season.  This year is the most ambitious for gardening projects since programming began in 2009 with the

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Climate Change Survey Makes Priorities Clear

The climate action survey launched by ICECAP and the Georgian Bay Biosphere (GBB) had over 600 respondents. Of the 613 respondents, 43% were seasonal cottagers, 52% were permanent residents, including

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Adults walking along waterfront trail.

Welcome Summer Staff

GBB is happy to extend a warm welcome back to several members of our seasonal crew, and introduce a few new faces to the Biosphere team! We’re set for another

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Earth Week Success

You donated an incredible $39,010 during our Earth Week campaign! These funds will contribute to projects like State of the Bay, species at risk research, and Kids in the Biosphere.

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Partnership Stories: Growing Gardens Together

Companion planting is the practice of growing different but complementary crop varieties together that will mutually benefit one another throughout the growing season. At the Biosphere, we also consider companion

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Earth Week on Georgian Bay

Celebrate Earth Week in the Georgian Bay Biosphere! Several free events are planned during the week of April 18th for all ages. Come to an Earth Day Beach Party on Friday,

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Contract Opportunity: Garden Organizer

Under the direction of the Georgian Bay Biosphere, the Garden Organizer will take a lead role in the Backyard Garden Project. This project will help 30 area families construct Backyard

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Employment Opportunities

The Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere (GBB) is seeking applicants to the following four positions. Support is Available GBB’s hiring and standard employee policies and procedures recognize and uphold anti-racist,

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Community Climate Action Survey

On behalf of the ICECAP partnership the Georgian Bay Biosphere (GBB) has created a public survey to gather input from local residents on climate action and climate change planning in the region. This survey

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Meet the Turtles

Emerging soon from a wetland near you.   By: Jenna Kentel Do you go into hibernation mode for the winter? Are you already searching for signs of spring? You are not

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Employment Opportunity: Indigenous Educator

In partnership, the Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere (GBB) and the Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth (GBAY) are seeking applicants for the Indigenous Educator (IE) position. The IE will be primarily

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Employment Opportunity: GIS Technician Intern

The GIS Technician Intern will provide technical and administrative support in the design, population, analysis and maintenance of a variety of data sets, products and services while working alongside multiple

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A Biosphere in Our Backyard

This is the summer to explore the beauty of eastern Georgian Bay! With 300 km of trails and over 30,000 islands, provincial, national and Indigenous parks – there is a

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