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ALUS Peterborough Official Launch Details

ALUS Canada - A Weston Family InitiativeThe ALUS Peterborough team will work with farmers to identify stewardship opportunities on their land, and support them through the ALUS project approval and implementation process.

ALUS Peterborough will share establishment costs (for materials and labour) with the landowner or manager. ALUS Peterborough will also provide an annual payment, based on competitive local land rental rates, for land that is taken out of production for a habitat restoration or wetland enhancement project.

ALUS Peterborough is looking for agricultural producers whose farms will benefit from the establishment of native prairie, pollinator habitat, multi-row shelterbelts, reforestation, enhanced and expanded riparian areas, watering systems, nesting structures and/or fencing around water bodies, as well as from wetland restoration, creation and enhancement.

Our priority is taking marginal, unproductive, inefficient, or environmentally sensitive lands out of agricultural production and putting them into the production of environmental goods and services. It is not the goal of this program to remove good farmland from production.

Thank you to ALUS Peterborough’s supporters and partners:

Ontario Trillium Foundation

 ALUS Peterborough Official Launch – October 13, 2018

On Saturday October 13, the ALUS Peterborough program officially kicks off with their launch event at the OFAH | Mario Cortellucci Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre in Peterborough. There will be a roster of speakers and presentations that will feature some of the projects ALUS Peterborough has completed in the last two years. Following the presentations and light refreshments, there will be a bus tour travelling to the Omemee/Lindsay area to visit two of the project sites.
The itinerary for the day will be as follows:

  • 9:30am Doors open – Coffee and snacks available
  • 10:00am Program of invited speakers, presentation, Q & A with ALUS staff
  • 11:30am Light lunch – Sandwiches and salad
  • 12:30pm Optional bus tour to project sites in the Omemee/Lindsay area
  • 4:00pm Return to the HFHC

Speakers at each of the project sites will also share some insights into the project and highlight key features of the ALUS program that make it unique in the Canadian conservation landscape. We hope you will join us on October 13 to welcome this program to our community and learn more about how ALUS empowers farmers to deliver ecological goods and services that benefit all Canadians, one acre at a time.

To RSVP for the event please contact Henry Bakker, ALUS Peterborough Program Coordinator, by email or phone (705-748-6324 ext. 315).

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