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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ICECAP Reaches Major Milestone in its First Year

Carbon calculator captures boat emissions In just ten months, the Integrated Community Energy and Climate Action Plans (ICECAP) partnership has made record progress. Despite COVID-19, partners worked together to calculate

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A Legacy of Keeping Fish Populations Healthy

The spectacular fishing opportunities coupled with idyllic scenery, make it easy to fall in love with eastern Georgian Bay and the North Channel. The Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council (EGBSC)

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A Tale of a Thousand Turtles

As the sun shines on the edge of a large wetland, over 100 turtles await their return home as staff of the Georgian Bay Biosphere carry them through the reeds.

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