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LiveStream is where we tell and share stories about the value of greenspaces, protecting and preserving wildlife habitats and building complete, sustainable communities. Here, you'll find print and online articles and videos from TRCA and other like-minded organizations that educate and enlighten readers and viewers about the importance of preserving watersheds, nature and wildlife. The stories of caring, committed people and organizations like TRCA come to life in The Living City.

Water

04/18/2016

St. Lawrence River is ‘slowly dying,’ U.S. environmental group warns

The Toronto Star reports on how American Rivers is calling on the U.S. and Canadian governments to act on preserving the endangered river. It says the river, the wetlands and the wildlife have suffered harm and action must be taken to prevent further damage.

04/14/2016

How to become a Watershed Champion

Becoming a Watershed Champion is an easy thing to do but the positive effects are long-lasting. Shoreline cleanups are for people who want to get their hands dirty looking after the environment in their own communities. Your efforts will have an immediate and positive impact on the environment. Become a Watershed Champion today.

03/24/2016

Citizen scientists sought to protect wildlife TRCA launches Road Ecology Citizen Science Project April 7 in Vaughan

TRCA is launching a new initiative — the Road Ecology Citizen Science Project — using volunteers to help gather data on wildlife “road interaction”.

03/23/2016

Innovative Mapping Technology tells Story of Hurricane Hazel and Progression of TRCA Flood Management Systems

Released today, Toronto and Region Conservation's (TRCA) 'Toronto A City of Rivers' tells the story of where we've been and where we are now in flood management in an innovative way, using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology with a written narrative.

03/16/2016

The Brook Never Sleeps: Young people take to the creek at annual Uxbridge environmental event

More than 40 young people filled Uxbridge Town Hall today and later explored the nearby Uxbridge Brook as part of The Brook Never Sleeps, a hands-on, educational event that introduces young people to the nature and ecology of their local creek.

03/15/2016

5 lost rivers that run under Toronto

As early city builders would find, it's actually quite difficult to completely erase a river, and many of the waterways that once penetrated downtown Toronto still exist, re-routed into culverts or sewers and (mostly) from view. BlogTO looks at five buried rivers that used to flow through Toronto.

03/04/2016

Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near Waterways

Toronto and Region Conservation urges residents to keep family members and pets away from the water's edge this spring.

02/29/2016

Reflections of The Living City

At its recent 60th General Meeting, Toronto and Region Conservation celebrated its deep commitment to the preservation of the natural world here in an urban setting. The event featured the viewing of this inspiring video in which municipal leaders and partners reflect on the value of TRCA and its relevance in the coming years.

01/25/2016

Waterfront park between Bluffers to East Point in Scarborough is taking shape

This Scarborough Mirror article highlights the public meeting to be held later this week for the Scarborough Waterfront Project. The meeting is a chance for residents to share their views with conservation authority.

01/14/2016

Great lake swimmers: Conservation experts are worried about the destructive impact Asian carp are likely to have on the Great Lakes ecosystem

In this article in Corporate Knights, freelance writer Andrew Reeves highlights the history and spread of Asian Carp in North America and the destructive force these fish can have on the Great Lakes. TRCA's Karen McDonald features prominently in the piece.

01/11/2016

Province supports the protection of drinking water sources with approval of all 22 Source Protection Plans

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has approved all 22 Source Protection Plans, protecting the water Ontario residents drink.

12/17/2015

Great Lakes are warming more than twice as fast as the oceans, new study says

Lakes are warming much faster than the climate as a whole, the study says. Lake Superior is the second fastest warming lake studied.

12/14/2015

Decoding Climate Change Locally

Now that climate change is being recognized and plans put in place to tackle it, the work of TRCA is even more relevant and critical.

12/10/2015

Fish Tales - Toronto Harbour Acoustic Telemetry Study

TRCA and researchers from Carleton University partnered to study the habits and movements of aquatic species in the Toronto Harbour. In this informative video, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at how fish were tracked, studied and how the information will be used by experts in the future.

12/10/2015

Advisory Panel Recommendations Get it Right

Earlier this year, the Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition (CAMC) released their Report Card on the environmental health of the Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt. It revealed water quality in streams and rivers was becoming increasingly degraded. The Report Card called for renewed partnerships, tools and funding to enhance and restore natural heritage and water resource systems. The Advisory Panel listened and agreed.

12/01/2015

Healing fractured water: How the Great Lakes Region's roadways impact our waterways

Yonge Street Media examines the benefits of using green infrastructure to mitigate the impact of runoff from roads and highways in an attempt to prevent flooding, improve water quality, preserve the health of fish and wildlife habitats.

11/30/2015

Scarborough Waterfront Project Shoreline Tour

TRCA has initiated an Individual Environmental Assessment (EA) study to create a system of greenspaces for 11 km along the Lake Ontario shoreline between Bluffers's Park and East Point Park in the City of Toronto.

11/23/2015

City approves 68 new environmentally protected areas

Municipal officials commissioned a scientific study that identified 68 new environmentally significant areas (ESAs) within municipal boundaries, and city council voted this month to insert them as protected zones in Toronto's official conservation plan.

11/16/2015

After the Storm -- Rebuilding a Neighbourhood from the Ground Up

This video highlights a restoration project in the Humber River watershed where 10 homes suffered extensive damage to their property after a serious storm on July 8, 2013.

10/27/2015

Mississauga remakes Lakeview's long-lost waterfront

Stretching along Lake Ontario from the old Lakeview generating station to the Toronto line at Marie Curtis Park, the massive waterfront restoration project will re-create 26 hectares of wetlands, forest, meadow and beach destroyed to make way for military and industrial uses over the past century.