FOCA is very proud to announce that Terry Rees, FOCA’s Executive Director, has been honoured by Water Canada magazine:
Terry was selected as a person representing Canadian water excellence and who is making a difference, in the 2nd-annual instalment of Water’s Next. The notice begins: "Terry Rees’ environmental credentials match up favourably with just about anyone this side of David Suzuki."
“Water’s Next celebrates some of the best and brightest of Canada’s water champions,” says Kerry Freek, Editor of Water Canada. “Congratulations to Terry and to all of the featured nominees for their hard work and commitment to making safe, healthy water resources a priority.” Visit Water's Next for more about this honour: www.watersnext.com/2012/terry-rees/
“I thank Terry for his work in protecting our precious lakes,” says Wolfgang Scheider, Manager of the Water Monitoring Section, Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE). Scheider continues: “As a partner with FOCA in the delivery of the Lake Partner Program for over a decade, the Ministry is pleased that Terry has been recognized for his long-term commitment to actively support public engagement and the continued role of science in building a better understanding of water quality across Ontario.” To learn more about FOCA Programs, including the Lake Partner Program, click here.
The Board of Directors, staff and membership of FOCA extend huge congratulations to Terry!
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Feb.2013 - CFRA radio interview re Algonquin Land Claim
Dec.2012 - CBC interviewed FOCA's Executive Director on the subject of proposed changes to MNR permit regulations. Read the CBC News story
Nov.2012 - Terry Rees' notes on the Living Waters Rally included in Nov/Dec 2012 edition of Water Canada magazine
Sept.25, 2012 - Terry Rees' report on the Living Waters Rally in Ottawa was posted to the Water Canada blog
August 9, 2012 – FOCA was mentioned among groups who have expressed concern over the Algonquin Land Claim in the Frontenac News article, “Algonquin Land Claim Hits the World of Sports Radio.” Click here to read...
August 6, 2012 – Terry Rees spoke about algae on CBCRadio in the “On the Dock,” holiday weekend radio episode. Click here to access the podcast...
August 3, 2012 – CBCNews quoted FOCA's Terry Rees in “Cottagers look to clay remedy for blue-green algae.” Click here...
June 19, 2012 – Terry Rees quoted in Peterborough Examiner article, “Trent-Severn Waterway user fee has been considered in the past”. Click to read...
June 19, 2012 - The Peterborough Examiner’s Editorial that day, “No reason for residents to pay waterway fee,” did not directly quote Terry, but was closely based upon his previous phone conversation with FOCA's Executive Director. Click to read...
June 19, 2012 – FOCA and the Canadian Canoe Museum sent out a joint media release: “Canoes and Cottagers, Of Course!” about our new partnership. Read the news release...
June 15, 2012 –after a phone interview with Terry Rees, the Peterborough Examiner reported in the news item, “Waterway Discussion,” that FOCA had not been invited to the TSW meeting held by MP Del Mastro at Trent that week
July 10, 2012 – Community Press article about FOCA's Cottage Succession seminar series: “Canadian Cottage Ownership: The True North Strong and (Capital Gains-) Free?” Click to read...
FOCA is busy on your behalf.
FOCA participates in numerous events throughout the year, including meetings of members in the fall, and our spring Annual General Meeting.
FOCA’s special events are an important opportunity to meet with our members, and to share information on programs and important issues that affect our waterfronts.
FOCA is a member of the Ontario Biodiversity Council, which has released the Ontario Biodiversity Strategy. Read about it here... This is the guiding framework for conservation of Ontario's rich biodiversity over the next decade.
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