Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council - IWS receive 2017 Loblaw Water Fund to support Water Quality Training and Monitoring for the Indigenous Observation Network

The IWS partnered with the Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council Science Department to expand the water quality monitoring under the Indigenous Observation Network (ION) and to provide training on the use of passive samplers to monitor for hydrocarbon and metal contaminants. This project expands water quality data collection in the Upper Yukon River region toward the World Wildlife Fund watershed reporting, increases monitoring sites in the Yukon River and builds capacity for Indigenous community based monitoring using best available methods.

IWS receives Ontario Best in Science Award 2016-2018

The IWS received Best in Science funding through the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to study the effects of neonicotioid pesticides on common milkweed plants adjacent to intensive agricultural fields in Southwestern Ontario.  This 2 year study will determine if neonicotinoid pesticides migrate off fields into adjacent habitat and will help determine what impacts neonicotinoid insecticides may have on monarch butterflies. It will help improve understanding of the effect this type of insecticide may have on wild pollinators.