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Conservation

Nature Has No Borders: Reviving Ontario's Biodiversity

Saturday, June 1st | 1PM - 4 PM

Join us for a thought-provoking free event with Rebecca Kolarich, Biodiversity and Nature Manager at Environmental Defence Canada, and Margaret Larson, a conservationist and ambassador for monarch butterflies. This event will explore the pressing issues surrounding the biodiversity crisis and offer actionable insights on how citizens can make a difference, both on a grand scale and through everyday efforts.

Rebecca Kolarich will share her expertise on the biodiversity crisis, focusing on Ontario’s journey with the Endangered Species Act. She’ll discuss its origins, how it has evolved, and the current state of affairs, providing a compelling backdrop to understand the broader context of conservation.

Margaret Larson will illuminate the fascinating life and migration patterns of monarch butterflies, emphasizing their importance in our ecosystems and the alarming decline in their populations. She’ll also provide practical tips on how we can all contribute to reversing this trend, from creating butterfly-friendly habitats to participating in citizen science projects.

As an added bonus, be sure to join us at 2:45PM for a special workshop with Margaret Larson on creating your very own Milkweed Seed Balls, a guerrilla gardening tool used to spread milkweed and support our butterfly population. This workshop is optional, and attendees will receive a Seed Ball kit to take home with them.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from two passionate experts and discover how you can play a role in supporting biodiversity and preserving our natural heritage.

About Environmental Defence Canada

Environmental Defence is one of Canada’s leading environmental advocacy organizations that work with government, industry, and individuals to defend clean water, safe climate, and healthy communities

Our Guest Speakers

Rebecca Kolarich

Rebecca Kolarich is the Biodiversity and Nature Manager at Environmental Defence Canada. Her work focuses on and highlights the impacts that urban sprawl development has on species at risk and habitat loss in Ontario.

Margaret Larson

Margaret Larson has been a monarch ambassador for almost twenty years.  In early June she heads out around town looking for the milkweed that has just started emerging hoping to find eggs that have been laid by the returning butterflies.  Over the course of the summer she shares these with all her interested cohorts in an effort to help maintain the population of the endangered monarch.  She has received a number of awards for her efforts in this area.

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Nature Has No Borders: Reviving Ontario’s Biodiversity | Speaking Event

Join us for an inspiring event on biodiversity and conservation with Rebecca Kolarich, Biodiversity and Nature Manager at Environmental Defence Canada, and Margaret Larson, monarch butterfly conservationist.

Learn about Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, the monarch’s migration, and simple ways to support biodiversity.

Attend a special workshop at 2:45 with Margaret Larson on creating Milkweed Seed Balls, a guerrilla gardening tool for supporting butterfly habitats. This workshop is optional, and attendees will receive a Seed Ball kit to take home.

Sign up now to make a difference in protecting our planet’s natural heritage!

Pay what you can! Donations are greatly appreciated.

 

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