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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Don’t let yourself get ticked off by Lyme Disease

I think I have one of the coolest jobs here at the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority. As the biologist, there are a number of functions I fulfill and lots of them have to do with animals, fish and insects. I deal with anything that is ecological in nature – everything that’s in the trees, fields, meadows, and the water. I provide comments for our planning staff including environmental impact statements for developments. So I see how things like a new subdivision or work along a waterfront will affect the wildlife. I also deal with individual landowners about a host of

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