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Caring for the Land

Everyone is a steward of the environment. We do not own the land, trees, waterways, or lakefront—we are simply caretakers of these resources. Land stewardship can take many shapes and forms:

  • Protect your own land
  • Become a Volunteer Land Steward for Chikaming Open Lands
  • Practice stewardship on private land: remove invasives, replant natives, inventory plants, monitor habitats, restore natural water flows, and educate the public about conservation
  • Buy products made locally whenever possible
  • Turn off the lights (and practice other energy conservation measures)
  • Recycle waste and gray water
  • Adopt renewable energy sources
  • Choose products that reduce their impact on the environment by minimizing pesticides, fertilizers, waste, and energy consumption
  • Use public transit, cycle, or walk whenever possible