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Sustainability and the Environment

Severn Sound Environmental Association

Severn Sound Environmental AssociationTay Township is one of 9 municipalities that make up the Severn Sound Environmental Association who are all included in the Severn Sound Watershed.

Visit the Severn Sound Environmental Association's Website for more information.

Sustainable Severn Sound

Sustainable Severn Sound is an organization to aid the municipalities within the watershed to realize the actions and goals within the sustainability plan.

Species at Risk

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources provides a list of species at risk in our region that are an important part of our natural heritage.

Native Trees and Plant Species List

The Ontario trees and shrubs website is a guide of photographs to help identify plant species in Ontario.

Tay Township Shoreline Guide

Tay Township is almost 140 squre km in size, with approximately 70 km of shoreline, only 5% of which is owned by the municipality. More than 1,000 properties are located along the shoreline in Tay - this means that property owners can do a lot to influence the health of the Tay shoreline.

The purpose of the Tay Township Shoreline Guide, available for download here, is to provide information and education about interesting aspects of the Tay shoreline, and to improve awareness about the positive contributions waterfront property owners and lake users can make to enhance and sustain the health of the shoreline and lake.

Ontario's Invasive Species

Learn how Invasive species threaten Ontario's biodiversity and what the province is doing to prevent and control their spread.

Learn what invasive species may be in your garden.

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Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in an invasive insect originating from Asia.  It was first discovered in North America in the Detroit and Windsor area in 2002.  The insect attacks and kills ash trees (only true ash or fraxinus species, it does not affect Mountain-Ash or sorbus species).  Since its introduction it has been spreading throughout southern and central Ontario, Quebec and many states within the US causing the death of millions of trees.

The pest was first discovered in southern Simcoe County in 2013.  By 2016 it has been found in over half of the local municipalities within the County, including several locations in Tay Township.   

For further information on the Emerald Ash Borer, please visit the links below:

County of Simcoe

http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/fbl/ash-borer

Government of Ontario

https://www.ontario.ca/page/emerald-ash-borer

Government of Canada - Natural Resources Canada

http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/fire-insects-disturbances/top-insects/13377 

Tay Township becomes a Blue Community

Council Motion

Council of Canadians Blog: WIN! Tay Township votes to be a blue community

Township Staff Report - March 19, 2014

That the report dated March 19th, 2014 pertaining to the Township of Tay becoming a Blue Community be accepted;

And that Council endorses the Blue Communities Project with the understanding that bottled water can still be sold at municipal facilities and during municipal events during a transition period;

And further that the Township will consider options on how to increase access to water refill stations

UPDATE - 2015

Council has included in the 2015 budget process the inclusion of installing a new water fill station at the Oakwood Community Centre in Victoria Harbour.