Environmental Bill Of Rights-Ongoing
The Environmental Registry contains "public notices" about environmental matters being proposed by all government ministries covered by the Environmental Bill of Rights. The public notices may contain information about proposed new laws, regulations, policies and programs or about proposals to change or eliminate existing ones. Click here for detailed instructions on how to search the EBR.
Here are some generic letters created by the Environment Committee that can be used to submit comments on the EBR website.

 

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Suncor Project Updates

Benzene Remediation Report - click here to see this report

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Turtle Garden at Bear Park
The garden was voluntarily designed by a woman from port franks. it was designed to be a teaching tool following the turtle island teaching. The garden is divided into sections that represent a calendar cycle.

The garden has 28 smaller rocks around it to represent that day/nights. the inner sections are divided into 13 parts. represented as the blocks on the back of a turtles shell. these sections represent that 13 moon cycles within a calendar year.

- Below are some pictures taken of the finished project



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if you have questions or concerns give us a call 519-336-8410. The work area includes the creek in and around Bear Park by the pedestrian bridge.


Source Water Protection-Ongoing
In 2006, Ontario government passed the Clean Water Act to protect the wells, rivers and lakes that are sources of municipal water. The Source Water Protection Committee required 3 Aamjiwnaang First Nation Members from the First Nation Liason Committee to participate in the proposal and provided feeback. This project is still ongoing. Please click Source Water for more details.

      CRIC Community Outreach
Delisting St. Clair River as an Area of Concern Sediment Restoration is one of the restoration actions needed in the St. Clair River Area of Concern. Our department has been joining Community Members at various community events and outreach programs to provide you with up to date information.   

      Species at Risk

      Click here to see Wilson Plain JR’s presentation about the making of Anishinaabemowin Flash Cards regarding two species at risk in our area the Bulter Gardener Snake and the Butternut Tree.

      Community Environment Seminar

      The Aamjiwnaang Environment hosted an Open House at the Health Center on March 21 2011 from 1-6. An overview of what environmental projects the Aamjiwnaang has been involved in was shared. Topics that were discussed were the Sarnia Air Regulation 419, St. Clair Sediment Update, Species at Risk, University of Michigan Health Study, Updated Consultation Protocol, Clean Harbors Landfill Expansion, Recycling and Waste Initiatives, and the Native Plant Study.

There were not very many community members in attendance. Click here for the  presentation if you would like learn more about what environmental projects Aamjiwnaang is involved with.

     Community Forum on Pollution and Action Presentations

      The following presentations were given at the community forum on pollution and action held in February at the Holiday Inn. These presentations can be used as tool to learn where to find the information as it relates to industrial pollution.

          Birth Mapping- Michael Gilbertson

·         Certificates of Approval 101

·         Lambton Community Health Study-An Update

·         National Pollutant Release Inventory Presentation

·         Securing Compensation

·         University of Michigan Health Study-Nil Basu

·         Water Walk 2009- Josephine Mandamin

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