Monthly archive for August 2015

Citizen Blogger – Catherine Tang

Hello, I’m Catherine: Teacher, learner, and general lover of travel, games, and good design. Over the next few months, I’ll be visiting and writing about some of the conservation areas managed by the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (which from now on, I will refer to as CRCA). You may be wondering how I came to have this opportunity. That story is somewhat long, though quite interesting, and involves social media and a picture taken about two years ago. Perhaps I will share that at a later time. For this first post, however, I want to set the stage with a

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From heavy industry to natural wonder – The Mine Loop Trail

As part of the ongoing Amazing Places Project by the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve (FABR), the Mine Loop Trail at Gould Lake Conservation Area was designated as one of ten Amazing Places. The FABR is one of four UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) biosphere reserves in Ontario, and is also one of three chosen to participate in the Amazing Places pilot project, which was created to highlight specific places that shape the ecological and cultural landscapes of a community. A total of 54 nominations were received, and 10 were selected from that field. The one most pertinent

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So what is Lyme Disease and why should I be Concerned?

As a follow-up to our previous blog post by CRCA biologist Tom Beaubiah, we conducted a Q&A session with two experts on ticks and Lyme Disease from KFLA Public Health – Adrienne Hansen-Taugher and Joan Black. CRCA – So what is Lyme Disease? ADRIENNE – It’s a bacterial infection called barrelia burgdorferi, and it’s transported by the black-legged tick, which is the only way for humans and animals to get it. It was first discovered through an outbreak of juvenile arthritis in Lyme, Connecticut in the late 1960s. They had this group of kids that all of a sudden developed

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