Algonquin to Adirondacks Conservation Association (A2A)
An association of landowners, interested citizens, and resource management professionals from eastern Ontario and New York state. The goal of the Association is to support, promote, and initiate action to sustain a functional habitat of connected natural areas between the Algonquin and Adirondacks Parks. The organization intends to work with landowners to protect and enhance wildlife habitat on private lands. For more information, please visit www.a2alink.org on the web.
A registered charitable organization that raises funds for the CRCA’s education and land acquisition programs. Visit their website or call (613) 546-4228 ext. 221.
Cataraqui Region Lakes Network
An informal association of lake associations within the Cataraqui Region. The purpose of the network is to exchange ideas, share knowledge and achieve conservation goals through working together. For example, in 2000, a special water quality sampling program was set up with the Ministry of Environment. Technical support is provided by the CRCA and Stewardship Councils. Contacts for more information:
Steve Knechtel, CRCA (613) 546-4228 ext. 239
The Cataraqui Trail is a 104-km multi-use trail located along the former CN rail line which stretches from Smiths Falls to Strathcona. The Trail is owned by the CRCA and operated and maintained by the Cataraqui Trail Management Board, which includes trail users and representatives from the local municipalities.
Visit the Cataraqui Trail website or call (613) 546-4228 ext. 304 and leave a message.
Friends of Lemoine Point
A membership-based organization that lends a helping hand at Lemoine Point Conservation Area in Kingston. Current projects include removal of invasive species such as garlic mustard and dog-strangling vine, tree planting, the Native Tree Nursery and trail improvements.
For more information visit the Friends of Lemoine point page or call Rick Knapton, CRCA (613) 389-3651 or call (613) 546-4228 ext. 306 and leave a message.
Friends of Mac Johnson Wildlife Area
A membership-based organization that lends a helping hand at Mac Johnson Wildlife Area in Brockville. Past and present projects include trail improvements, installation of benches and a firepit, running public programs and helping to promote the Wildlife Area.
For more information, please visit their website at www.cybertap.com/~macjohnson/ or call Stefan Foerster, CRCA, at (613) 345-1990.
The Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network
Located at Reynolds Road and the 1000 Islands Parkway, The Biosphere Network is operated by a coalition of environmental agencies and community groups. For more information, visit their website at www.fabr.ca or call (613) 659-4824.
Kingston Wetlands Working Group
Ten agencies and community groups have come together to form this organization with a mission to protect and restore the wetland ecosystems in the Kingston area. This is being done through a variety of public education, cooperative action and stewardship projects. The KWWG has been involved in many projects including preparing a management plan for the Butternut Creek Swamp Forest, hosting a wetlands awareness day, erecting an osprey platform, placing nesting boxes, and planting buffers adjacent to creek and wetland areas with the assistance of volunteers.
Contact for more information: Tom Beaubiah, CRCA (613) 546-4228 ext. 240
RiverQuest is an initiative created and launched by Brockville’s Aquatarium. It is focused on the Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River. RiverQuest partners represent the best visitor experiences along the St. Lawrence River from Cornwall to Kingston. The CRCA is a RiverQuest partner. Visit the RiverQuest website.