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For the third session in our Conservation Matters webinar series we partnered with Action 13 and welcomed panelists from the Hamilton Conservation Authority and Wellington Water Watchers. We also watched an excerpt from a talk by Dr. Kelsey Leonard — a water scientist, legal scholar, policy expert, writer, and enrolled citizen of the Shinnecock Nation — on 'Why lakes and rivers should have the same rights as humans.'
Scott Peck, the deputy director of the Hamilton Conservation Authority, detailed plans for reconstructed wetlands in upper Stoney Creek. The in-ground work starts next year and the project is expected to help prevent downstream flooding and erosion, as well as increase public recreational areas. Arlene Slocombe of the Wellington Water Watchers updated the audience on the fight against Nestlé and how Indigenous knowledge has guided their struggle. Learn more about their successful actions, and find out how you can help protect water and wetlands at https://www.wellingtonwaterwatchers.ca/
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