Long Point Causeway Improvement Project

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Eco-passage project moving forward

By Daniel R. Pearce, Simcoe Reformer Thursday, August 16, 2012 6:35:54 EDT PM LONG POINT – Construction will start this fall on three underground passageways that will take frogs, snakes, and turtles safely underneath the Long Point Causeway. The approval, given recently by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, marks another step in the transformation of the long narrow road between the mainland and the summer resort from a killing ground for endangered species to a non-factor in their existence. Environmentalists have become increasingly concerned in recent years about the number of animals, especially certain types of turtles, lost on[…]

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Work continues toward safe passage for snakes, turtles and frogs at Long Point

By John Crawford, CD 98.9 News Shell Canada is donating 10-thousand dollars toward the Long Point Causeway Improvement Project. It’s supporting plans to install three eco-passages on the Causeway. They’re specially-designed culverts allowing turtles, snakes, frogs and small mammals to pass safely under the roadway–which is one of the worst for reptile road-deaths in North America. Project officials are working with Norfolk County to complete an environmental assessment, ahead of construction later this year.

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Long Point causeway project enjoys $10,000 windfall

Simcoe Reformer, Feb. 28, 2012 The Long Point Causeway Improvement Project has won some windfall cash in an environmental promotional campaign sponsored by a major Canadian oil company. LPCIP is one of 40 projects across the country to receive $10,000 in funding from Shell Canada’s FuelingChange environmental program. “We are grateful that Shell Canada recognized the causeway project as a worthwhile environmental initiative that deserved its support,” Paula Jongerden, chair of the LPCIP steering committee, said this week in a news release. The causeway project was one of 54 environmental initiatives that Shell Canada approved to compete for $1 million[…]

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Biosphere Reserves serve as testing sites for Biodiversity Conservation

Helping Herpetofauna in the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve and the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – Submitted by the Association of Wetland Stewards for Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve, situated on the north shore of Lake Erie, has several things in common with the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Both are located in remarkable ecosystems and encompass long uninterrupted beaches, sand dunes, wet meadows, woodlands, marshes, streams and shallow protected bays. Their diverse habitats provide world-renowned refuges and stopovers for migrating birds in fall and spring. Another thing they have in common is a[…]

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Saving wildlife at Long Point

By DANIEL PEARCE, SIMCOE REFORMER It’s taken five years of planning, fundraising — and arguing with opponents — but environmentalists are now one step closer to creating a safe passage for wildlife underneath the Long Point Causeway. Drawings have been completed showing three spots where concrete underground culverts will be built to allow turtles, frogs, and snakes to migrate back and forth between the marsh and the inner bay. The plan has undergone an environmental study, which was presented to Norfolk council Tuesday night. A 30-day review period will now take place after which construction can begin. When they’re finished,[…]

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Ecosystem gets green

By BARBARA SIMPSON, SIMCOE REFORMER Ecological projects benefitting the Long Point wetland have received cash from south of the border. The U.S.-based Sustain Our Great Lakes has presented a $110,000 grant to the Long Point Causeway Improvement Project and the Long Point Waterfowlers’ Association. Both organizations work to improve ecological conditions on the land spit. The long anticipated ecopassage project in particular will benefit from the funding. Three culverts are expected to be installed underneath the Long Point Causeway, allowing aquatic wildlife to safely travel from Big Creek Marsh to Long Point Bay. The project is undergoing an environmental assessment.[…]

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Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Receives $110,000 Grant

The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve is getting a boost from the Sustain our Great Lakes Program. The Biosphere is one of 30 organizations receiving a total of 940 thousand dollars with the organization taking home $110,000. The money will go towards the improvement of aquatic connectivity and fish passage between Big Creek Marsh and Long Point Bay by installing a large culvert or eco-passage under the Long Point Causeway.

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Causeway Project vies for $100,000 grant

By Monte Sonnenburg, Simcoe Reformer June 17 — The Long Point Causeway Improvement Project is in the running for a $100,000 grant from Shell Canada. The project is one of 54 across the country that Shell Canada has short-listed for its $1 million FuellingChange program. Under the program, Shell Canada leaves it to Canadians to decide which projects are worth the largest possible grant. All projects have qualified for at least a $10,000 payout. Depending on the level of support they receive from the Canadian public, projects could qualify for grants of $25,000 or $50,000. The two projects with the[…]

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Long Point Causeway Project looking to win 100-thousand grant

By aaron gautreau · June 15, 2011 CD 98.9 NewsCentre, Norfolk County · A group behind the Long Point Causeway Improvement Project has put in a bid with Shell to help land funds to help improve water quality there. Shell is offering two 100-thousand dollar grants to help repair environmental projects. Coordinator for the Long Point Causeway Project Rick Levick says the money won would be used to fix waterways Right now the Long Point project sits third out of seven projects in the running. —– http://www.fuellingchange.com/main/project/94/Long-Point-Causeway-Improvement-Project

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Causeway Getting New Trees

By Ashley Degroote CD 98.9 Radio June 14, 2011 · The Long Point Causeway will be seeing some changes, about one thousand trees will be added on either side of the road. The TD Friends of the Environment Fund gave nearly 10 thousand dollars for the project. Coordinator for the Long Point Causeway Improvement Project, Rick Levick says this year there are unusually high water conditions so they are being very careful with which trees go where. Levick says they consulted with the County Forestry Department and the St Williams Ecology Centre to select the types of Carolinian trees to[…]

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