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Envirominute Podcast

Listen to our short, one to two minute Envirominute podcasts.  We post a new one every week.  To listen to past podcasts, just click on one of the archive links on the right.  To listen here - click on the title of the podcast.

scudMay 17, 2017 - Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network

Quinte Conservation monitors the health of the waterways within our watershed. In order to do this, we participate in a variety of water monitoring programs. One of these is the OBBN - which stands for Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network.

Source Protection PlanMay 10, 2017 - Source Protection Plan

The Quinte Region Source Protection Plan contains policies to help protect municipal drinking water sources. Our activities on the land and in the water near drinking water sources can impact water quality and quantity. Find out more in this week's podcast.

Beaver Meadow Conservation AreaMay 3, 2017 - Beaver Meadow Wildlife Area

Beaver Meadow Wildlife Management area is located in Prince Edward County. This 89 hectare property features a large wetland that harbours wood ducks, osprey and herons. Find out more about Beaver Meadow in this week's podcast.

Native Plant GardenApril 26, 2017 - Gardening with Native Plants

Native plants can be a great addition to any garden.  These plants are better able to survive and thrive in the temperature and moisture conditions of this region than exotic species.  Find out more about the benefits of gardening with native plants in this week's podcast.

grocery bagsApril 19, 2017 - Reducing Plastic Waste

Half of the plastic we use in our day to day lives is used once and then thrown away. While it may not seem like a big deal to use a plastic water bottle and then toss it away, that waste is negatively impacting our environment. Find out how you can reduce plastic waste in this week's podcast.

Household chemicalsApril 12, 2017 - Household Hazardous Waste and Drinking Water Sources

You can help protect drinking water sources by properly disposing of unwanted chemical products you may have around your home and garage. Find out more in this week's podcast.

Shoreline homesApril 5, 2017 - You May Need a Permit

It’s spring – the time of year that many homeowners start to think about improving and developing their property. Before you begin work near any hazardous lands, contact Quinte Conservation. Find out more in this week's podcast.

FloodingMarch 29, 2017 - Flood Forecasting and Warning

Quinte Conservation staff monitor watershed conditions carefully all year. We are on duty, ready to alert municipal flood coordinators, the media, the public, and other agencies of potential danger to lives or property from flooding. Find out more in this week's podcast.

globeMarch 22, 2017 - World Water Day

Today is World Water Day! World Water Day began in 1992 when the United Nations declared an international day to celebrate freshwater. The UN created this day to raise awareness about the importance of freshwater resources and how we can go about sustaining them. Find out more in this week's podcast.

spring iceMarch 15, 2017 - Spring Water Safety

Make sure your children play safely this spring – well away from local waterways. Children and those caring for them must take care near streams, lakes and rivers especially now that the days are longer and warmer and children are spending more time outside. Find out more tips in this week's podcast.

Home heating oilMarch 8, 2017 - Keeping Fuel Out of Water Sources

Small amounts of fuel can contaminate vast quantities of water, so great care must be taken with its handling and storage. Find out more about protecting our water sources from fuel spills in this week's podcast.

LandscapeMarch 1, 2017 - What is a watershed?

At Quinte Conservation we focus on watersheds – our area of jurisdiction includes the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers along with all of Prince Edward County. But what is a watershed? Find out in this week's podcast.

ForestFebruary 22, 2017 - The Benefits of Planting Trees

Trees are essential for life. They provide us with oxygen so that we can breathe. One large tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for four people. Find out more benefits of planting trees in this week's podcast.

DeerFebruary 15, 2017 - Consequences of Feeding Wildlife

Feeding wild birds in your backyard can be an enjoyable past-time. Feeding other wildlife may not be such a good idea and may do more harm than good. Find out more in this week's podcast.

Drinking Water Protection Zone SignFeberuary 8, 2017 - Drinking Water Protection Zone Signs

Keep your eyes open for the new Drinking Water Protection Zone road signs now up in the Quinte Region! The new signs are appearing all across Ontario to raise awareness about protecting drinking water sources and public health. Find out more in this week's podcast.


Mason Jar with GranolaFebruary 1, 2017 - Tips for a Zero Waste Kitchen
Believe it or not we produce a lot of waste in our kitchens. We can be guilty of buying products that we’ll never end up using, not finishing the food on our plates, and using unnecessary packaging for food storage. Get tips for a zero waste kitchen in this week's podcast.

Winter familyJanuary 25, 2017 - Become a Citizen Scientist

Do you want to help scientists better understand the effects of global warming? If so, Nature Watch has developed an easy way everyone can become a citizen scientist and help scientists with understanding global warming. Find out more in this week's podcast.

Lott Dam in BellevilleJanuary 18, 2017 - Belleville's Ice Control Dams

Belleville is home to six ice control dams. The dams hold back water and create a still surface that allows sheet ice to form and prevents frazil ice from developing.  Find out more in this week's podcast.

Sidewalk with ice and saltJanuary 11, 2017 - Keeping Road Salt Out of Water Sources

In our climate road salt is used to keep our roads, walkways and parking lots, safe and passable. Even though it helps to keep us safe, road salt can get into our drinking water sources and contaminate them. Find out more in this week's podcast.

Reusable Water BottleJanuary 4, 2017 - Green New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year from Quinte Conservation! In spirit of the new year, let’s talk about new year’s resolutions you can make that will help improve our environment.  Find out what you can do in this week's podcast.


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