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Every day is Earth Day at Quinte Conservation.

Many people set aside April 22 to reflect and appreciate the planet.  Quinte Conservation, in the news every day this past week due to flooding and warnings, takes actions each day to help protect the environment.

Quinte Conservation urges residents to keep their earth day practices all year long.

“It is wonderful that our residents appreciate the importance of the environment. We understand that people lead busy lives and it is not always easy being green but small efforts can make a huge difference on our environmental impact,” said Jennifer May Anderson.

Rural properties offer unique challenges and opportunities for homeowners. Those who are new to a rural property or are thinking of purchasing one, need to know how to keep drinking water free of contaminants, maintain a septic system and understand waterway and wetland regulations.

Meet Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm at the Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club as the Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan presents Country Living 101.

Earth Day first started in 1970 in the United States and has grown since then to be a global day to bring awareness and appreciation for the earth and the environment.

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency serving 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County.

Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan
The Bay of Quinte shoreline stretches in a Z-shape from Trenton to Bath for almost 100 kilometers. The Bay’s watershed is the largest in Southern Ontario, over 18,000 square kilometers and includes lands drained by the Trent, Moira, Salmon and Napanee rivers and a host of smaller tributaries.

The watershed includes the primarily agricultural based Prince Edward County to the south of the bay.  The Trent River is responsible for most of the flow through the bay. The shoreline of the bay includes 19 provincially significant wetlands.  About 400,000 people live in the area, with the population concentrated in the cities of Trenton and Belleville, the towns of Napanee, Picton and Deseronto, as well as the Mohawks of Tyendinaga Territory.

In 1985, the International Joint Commission (a Canadian – American Great Lakes watch-dog), under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, identified the Bay of Quinte as one of 43 Great Lakes Areas of Concern …a pollution hot-spot. The Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan and its partners are, successfully, under-taking actions to rehabilitate the Bay. Visit www.bqrap.ca

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