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Partnership Stories: Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth

Creating safe spaces for Indigenous youth to build strong community and cultural connections is the goal of the Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth (GBAY) – an Indigenous youth-led organization working in

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15 Years of Species at Risk Projects

Since 2007, the Georgian Bay Biosphere (GBB) has actively participated in species at risk education, research, and monitoring. GBB builds community awareness of at-risk species through targeted information sessions, school

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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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Living in Harmony with the Massasauga Rattlesnake – Zhiishiigweg

It may be hard to think of rock barrens as “nurseries” but for numerous species at risk, eastern Georgian Bay’s rock barrens are preferred birthing sites. This includes birds, such

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Partnership Stories: West Parry Sound Geography Network

Since the West Parry Sound Geography Network’s (WPSGN) formation in 2005, the GBB has worked alongside this geomatics organization developing a strong sense of place and community through mapping and

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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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Viking Cruise to focus on Nature and Culture

A unique pilot project has started between the Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere (GBB) and Viking. The Viking Octantis is an expedition cruise ship taking an 8-day route in the

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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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Community Update: Road Ecology Surveys Resume

Summer is around the corner, and so are we! Biosphere staff are looking forward to another season of road ecology surveys throughout the region. You can expect to see staff

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Board of Director Applications Now Open


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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Georgian Bay Shoreline in summer

Partnership Stories: Enhancing Regional Climate Change Resilience

Climate change is affecting the Biosphere region and communities need to be ready! Coastal Georgian Bay is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and we are already experiencing changes

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Employment Opportunity: Climate & Energy Program Manager

The Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere (GBB) is a dynamic, community-based organization looking to fill the position of a Climate & Energy Program Manager. This position is responsible for developing,

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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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Lessons in a Backpack outside. Photo credit: A. Graham

Partnership Stories: The Rotary Club of Parry Sound

The Biosphere has been a local champion and leader for youth education programs for over a decade. Why? We want to inspire people of all ages to develop a sense

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Employment Opportunity: Sustainable Tourism Assistant Coordinator

We are seeking a dynamic, motivated Sustainable Tourism Assistant Coordinator to showcase features of the Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere for outdoor recreation and conservation education that will also benefit

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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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Partnership Stories: GBAY & Wasauksing First Nation: Working together for Anishinaabek Aadziwin (Way of Life)

On Thursday August 5th, 2021 Indigenous youth gathered on the shores of Three Mile Lake in Wasauksing First Nation to begin the four-day canoe trip around Wasauksing called, Bemishkaajig. Canoes,

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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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Port Severn’s New Community Garden a Place for Learning and Growing

As harvest season draws to a close, the gardeners at the new Port Severn Community Garden are being commended for their outstanding green thumbs. The Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere

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$56,400 OTF Grant Helped the GBB with its Adapting Together project

On Friday, MPP Norman Miller met with representatives from the Georgian Bay Biosphere (GBB) to hear how the $56,400 Resilient Communities Fund grant awarded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)

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5 Ways to Have a Spooky & Sustainable Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner which means that it’s time to start thinking about unique costume ideas, spooky decorations, impressive jack-o-lantern designs, and how to sooth that tummy ache

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Employment Opportunity: Climate & Energy Intern

As the Climate & Energy Intern, you will be the technical lead in supporting climate change and energy programming for the organization, including the Integrated Community Energy & Climate Action

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Our Lady Peace Performs a Virtual Acoustic Concert for the Honey Bee Festival

September 25 to October 2, 2021, the Township of Georgian Bay together with Georgian Bay Biosphere and presented by sponsors Delawana Inn and Resort and Remax Bay Watch Broker Armin

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Climate Action Plans Underway for area Communities

The total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for area municipalities has been calculated, and it turns out that our emissions are higher than we might think. When we account for off-road

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Employment Opportunity: Landscape & Wildlife Technician

The Landscape and Wildlife Technician will support the Georgian Bay Biosphere and its partners in the delivery landscape and species at risk stewardship programs working on a number of current

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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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Turtle-y Awesome Research on Skerryvore Community Road

It’s that time of year again when turtles are on the move! As turtles travel between habitats, they will be found attempting to cross the road. To help our slow-moving

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Employment Opportunity: Fieldwork and Outreach Assistant

Position Description: The Biosphere Fieldwork and Outreach Assistant will support the Species at Risk and Outreach & Education staff teams throughout the summer months. This position will provide supports for

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Employment Opportunity: Climate Change & Energy Specialist

About the Opportunity: As Climate Change & Energy Specialist, you will be the technical lead in delivering climate change and energy programming for the organization, including the Integrated Community Energy

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Marina Celebrates 75 Years in Business with Boost to the Biosphere

Desmasdon’s Boat Works is celebrating their 75th year in business and generously making a donation that will kick off the Georgian Bay Biosphere’s matching donor campaign. From April 19th to

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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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Abbey and Sarah

Employment Opportunity: Biosphere Natural Heritage Intern

Position Description: The Biosphere Natural Heritage Intern will be responsible for developing and delivering weekly educational programs and public outreach pertaining to local ecology and the Georgian Bay Biosphere (GBB)

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Employment Opportunity: Species at Risk Field Technician

The Species at Risk Field Technician will support the Georgian Bay Biosphere and its partners in the delivery of the Community Nominated Priority Places (CNPP) project. The CNPP project aims

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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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Employment Opportunity: Communications & Marketing Intern

We are seeking a dynamic, motivated Communications and Marketing Intern to assist in the implementation of the organization’s external communications and marketing plan in the context of sustainable community development.

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Anishinaabek Territory Reflected in Biosphere’s New Name

The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve organization is removing the word “reserve” from its name and incorporating a traditional Ojibway name for Georgian Bay. Several world biosphere reserves in Canada have

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Employment Opportunity: Anishinaabek Youth Intern

In partnership, the Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth (GBAY) and the Georgian Bay Biosphere (GBB) are seeking applicants for the position of the Anishinaabek Youth Intern (AYI). The AYI will be

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MSc Position Available in Partnership with Laurentian

Assessment of road mortality mitigation and community ecology of turtles in Eastern Georgian Bay We are seeking a highly motivated and hardworking individual with an interest in Species-at-Risk reptile ecology

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