New Theme Announced for Latornell Conservation Symposium
November 15-17, 2016 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Convention Centre, Alliston, ON
Green Infrastructure - Collaborating with Nature
Applied in both rural and urban settings, green infrastructure supports the environment, the economy, and our quality of life in a variety of ways. Green infrastructure includes living systems such as natural areas, forests, parks, streams and riparian zones, wetlands and agricultural lands, as well as engineered facilities such as green roofs, rain gardens and stormwater ponds. It can be implemented at multiple scales including regional networks of open spaces, agricultural lands, natural areas, and through site-specific practices.
The 2016 Latornell Conservation Symposium will showcase green infrastructure, and identify how it is supported, protected, and enhanced in our watersheds. Delegates will explore its applicability and benefits in relation to important issues in Ontario such as climate change, biodiversity loss, water management, economic development, improving public health, and fostering sustainable communities.
We Are Looking for Your Presentation Ideas!
Deadline: April 13, 2016
Presentation proposals are welcome from practitioners (including planners, biologists, ecologists, engineers, technicians, administration, GIS staff, etc.) in all sectors, including Conservation Authorities, academia, industry, ENGOs, government (municipal / provincial / federal), and education. Proposals related to green infrastructure on planned or completed projects, successes and failures, new techniques and methods, tools for conservation, workshops, and tours are all encouraged. Suggested topics are provided below, but this list is not intended to be exhaustive.
Full guidelines and additional topic ideas are available online to help you submit your presentation idea - click here to view the Full Guidelines.
Suggested Presentation Themes:
- Agriculture - Urban and Rural
- Forests - Urban and Rural
- Water Systems
- Public Spaces
- Natural Heritage
- Green Technology
- Communications and Marketing
- Climate Change
- Symposia, Training, Workshops, Site Visits
Ideas and presentation suggestions can be submitted here no later than April 13, 2016.
Please note that not all presentation ideas can be accommodated and only those chosen will be contacted by Steering Committee members. All successful submitters will be notified no later than June 27, 2016.
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For more information:
Karen Anderson and Mario Maillet, Symposium Coordinators
Latornell Conservation Symposium
1-888-274-1364 ext. 4
c/o Conservation Ontario
120 Bayview Parkway