Our forests and wetlands work for us as massive sponges, soaking up heavy rains and snowmelt to dramatically lessen flooding. In dry years, they slowly release stored and filtered water into our wells and waterways. Wetlands, forests and healthy farmland clean our water, filter our air, keep our local food supply intact. They give us freedom, pleasure, and nourish our souls. They deserve our protection.
The Thousand Islands watershed is one of Canada’s most ecologically important regions. Surprisingly, only 5% of the landscape is protected within the region’s national parks, provincial parks and conservation authorities.