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Employment Opportunity

We are hiring! GBBRis a dynamic, community-based organization looking to fill the position of Executive Administrator-Office Manager. The candidate will have strong administrative, social, organizational and computer skills combined with the ability to work independently and have a strong interest in community development.The successful candidate will provide critical administrative support for the management, staff and […]

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October is National Vegetarian Month

There are many reasons why people choose to eat a vegetarian diet. Reasons might include animal welfare concerns, human health considerations, being conscious of the carbon footprint of meat, and many more. A lesser known reason is the amount of water used to produce meat actually exceeds the amount of water used to grow the […]

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Georgian Bay Region Selected for Coastal Conservation Project

This spring, the UN released a scientific report that shows a million species are at risk of extinction, many within decades. The Government of Canada committed to doubling the amount of protected nature across lands and oceans, in an effort to protect the habitats vital to the survival of important Canadian species. On September 4, […]

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Back to School Tips, Stay Eco Conscious

It’s that time of year again when many of us head back to school. Even though you may be exploring the outdoors in a different way or a little less, lets keep nature in mind! Here are four quick ideas to start: 1. Back to School Clothes. Go to a second hand store to look […]

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Area Municipalities Are Taking Climate Action

Area municipalities are taking climate change seriously. With support from the Georgian Bay Biosphere, councils were asked to support a resolution to join the national “Partners for Climate Protection” program and commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It is a program that over 350 municipalities in Canada have already joined. Those that have signed a […]

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Employment Opportunity

The Mnidoo-gamii – Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth Initiative, led by the GBBR and its Cultural Advisory Circle partners, is seeking applicants for the position of Indigenous Youth Assistant. Deadline to apply is August 23rd, 2019 @ 4pm. View the Job Description and application instructions. […]

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GBBR Launches Catch the Ace

The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve will be holding a “Catch the Ace” progressive lottery to raise funds for conservation and education programs. Tickets will be sold weekly starting July 26th and a draw will be held every Thursday evening. “Our fundraising committee had a long list of ideas and decided to try this one because […]

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Indigenous Youth Update

Boozhoo Kiinaweya! Greetings everyone! Zhowshkawabunokwe miinwaa Kyla ndizhnikaaz, Waabzheshii ndoodem, Shawanaga ndoonjeba, Anishinabekwe ndaaw. My Anishinabe name translates to Blue Dawn, my given name is Kyla. I am a member of the Marten clan, Shawanaga is my home, and I am an Anishinabekwe. I have been working with the Biosphere for a little over a […]

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

Outdoor Learning expands within Georgian Bay Biosphere

Lessons-in-a-Backpack supported by National Sciences and Engineering Research Council The Government of Canada wants every young person to discover a passion for science and has dedicated $11.9 million in funding through 163 grants under the PromoScience Program. One of those grants is going to the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve’s (GBBR) core education program, “Lessons-in-a-Backpack” for […]

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Earth Week Tradition Continues

The Georgian Bay Biosphere is celebrating its 15th anniversary and they have an ambitious donor campaign underway. GBBR uses Earth Week to raise awareness about living more sustainably as well as raising donations. Their environmental education work will once again be supported at the Biosphere bake sale, taking place at their office on 11 James […]

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my Gbay Store raises funds for GBBR

Barb, owner of my Gbay Is it the iconic windswept pines? The fresh and sparking clean water? Perhaps the jaw-dropping sunsets or the friendly boaters waving as they cruise by? There are so many reasons to love Georgian Bay, and anyone that lives here or has ever visited can tell you theirs. In fact, they […]

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Proposed Climate Action Among Local Governments in GBBR

Climate change is an urgent priority for our children and grandchildren.  “We all have a responsibility to reduce the harm of greenhouse gas emissions and find creative and adaptive solutions to protect the biosphere,” says Becky Pollock, executive director. “We also see opportunities to lead on energy efficiencies and energy production that provides and supports […]

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Exploring our Biosphere Reserve: A Guided Kayak Trip on the French and Pickerel Rivers

Join Biosphere guides to kayak the Pickerel and French River outlets and explore an ecological gem within the biosphere reserve. Geologically, glacial melt waters have carved wondrous formations in the rock. Learn about the role of coastal wetlands and biodiversity, cultural harvests and trade routes and see how this ecosystem responds to the recent forest […]

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Two Happy Couples Donate to GBBR

Julie & Dave This is an August, 2018 photo of Vancouver couple Julie Pett & Dave West enjoying Georgian Bay following their wedding in Fenelon Falls. Dave grew up in Parry Sound along the shore of Georgian Bay. Since meeting at Queens’ University, the couple completed their Master programs at UBC and have since been […]

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GBBR announces strategic partnership with Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council

The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) and the Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council (EGBSC) are working together to foster stronger stewardship work for eastern Georgian Bay and inland lakes. This strategic alignment will be initiated with members from both boards sitting on a new Stewardship Committee. Terry Crawford, Chair of EGBSC said that: “under the […]

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Wiigwaasi Jiimaanke – Birch Bark Canoe Build

Boozhoo Kiinaweya! Zhowshkawabunokwe miinwaa Kyla ndizhnikaaz, Waabzheshii ndoodem, Shawanaga ndoonjeba, Anishinabekwe ndaaw. Greetings everyone! My Anishinabe name translates to Blue Dawn, my given name is Kyla. I am a member of the Marten clan, Shawanaga is my home, and I am an Anishinabekwe. For four weeks this summer, the Shawanaga First Nation Healing Centre hosted […]

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The Canadian Shield Rocks!

Have you ever heard of the Canadian Shield? Photo Credit: Dana Stephenson The Canadian Shield is the name for a large area of exposed bedrock. The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve is on part of the Canadian Shield, which is why there are such interesting and unique landscapes! Rock formations and landforms like the ones in […]

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Dancing Bees and Hotels Please!

Did you know that there are more than 400 different types of wild bees in Ontario? And there are still more to discover! All of these bees have different jobs and are important for other wildlife species. Ontario Parks When you think about the bees around you, you probably think about the ones that make […]

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A beaver’s job is never done

Beavers are a favourite Canadian icon, we even have them on the nickel! Beavers love water, and while they are slow moving on land they are super fast in water and can even hold their breath for up to 15 minutes! Did you know that in Ojibwe the beaver is called “Amik”?  Beavers are well known for […]

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Darling Dragonflies

How many dragonflies do you think you have seen this summer?  Walter Sanford’s Photoblog Dragonflies are a popular insect in the Biosphere Reserve due to their vibrant colours and ability to eat insects like mosquitos! Dragonflies are strong, agile fliers and have excellent eyesight, but did you know that they actually start out their lives […]

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