Water: Symbol of freedom and happiness

Cottage in Finland (Photo by Pia Kaukoranta, NCC staff)

Cottage in Finland (Photo by Pia Kaukoranta, NCC staff)

Having grown up in Finland, "the land of a thousand lakes," water has a special place in my heart. It has come to symbolize freedom and happiness to me. My fondest memories involve water – swimming in a lake by a cottage with friends,...

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Water: My personal compass

Si at the pond (Photo by Erica Thompson/NCC staff)

Si at the pond (Photo by Erica Thompson/NCC staff)

I have made a lot of life decisions around proximity to water. The needle of my personal compass has always been pulled by liquid landscapes. From Haida Gwaii on the Pacific coast, to the river rich country of the Niagara Escarpment, the ability...

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Thinking about World Water Day

Water trough at Waterton Park Front, AB (Photo by NCC)

A water trough with clean water at Waterton Park Front, AB (Photo by NCC)

Working as a Communications Coordinator for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a great way to learn about science, nature and everything NCC does to conserve land for wildlife and future generations of Canadians. I often focus on land when...

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Lake Erie: Recovery, or requiem?

Shore of the Middle Point Woods property, Pelee Island, Ontario (Photo by Sam Brinker, OMNR)

Shore of the Middle Point Woods property, Pelee Island, Ontario (Photo by Sam Brinker, OMNR)

Someone recently asked me how I would invest a million dollars to help conserve Lake Erie. My first thoughts were that I would use that money to protect wetlands and other habitats on the coast, or maybe to help farmers create wider buffer strips...

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Thinking about water

Bow Lake, AB (Photo by Sarah Boon)

Bow Lake, AB (Photo by Sarah Boon)

Here in Canada, it’s a luxury to not think about water. Most of us watch it come out of the tap and go down the drain without considering its source or destination. But many people in the world don’t have taps or drains. In fact over...

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