Did you know the Grand River watershed is the largest in southern Ontario? Yup. It stretches 280 kilometres from Dundalk in the north to Port Maitland on Lake Erie, and is home to 80 of Ontario’s species at risk, including the Grey Fox, the Cerulean Warbler, Barn Owl, Fowler’s Toad, the Jefferson Salamander and the Massasauga Rattlesnake. Oh, and there’s 82 species of fish, which is about 50 per cent of all the fish species found in the province.
That means there’s lots to celebrate on Canadian Rivers Day and plenty more to learn at the Grand Porch Party, not to mention the official launch of Alternatives Journal’s first Music+Environment issue AND great tunes from local and Toronto musicians!
Speaking of, we’re going to start posting a ‘song of the day’ to get you pumped. Today’s is ‘Forgetful Tango’ by The BillieHollies. Gotta love Julia Hambleton’s clarinet! Check it out here.