OFA celebrates World Water Day in Ontario

Drainage Contractor
March 19, 2018
By Drainage Contractor
March 22 is World Water Day. Designated by the United Nations, the day is about focusing attention on the importance of water in our daily lives and on a global scale. 

This year, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is celebrating World Water Day by recognizing the collaborative efforts the Ontario agri-food industry is taking to improve water quality in the Great Lakes. From grassroots and member initiatives, to industry and government partnerships, a lot work is being done to improve the waterways.

OFA is active in several water projects. The Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative (GLASI) supports activities in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds and the Lake Huron southeast shores watershed by assisting farmers with a farmland health check-up, farmland health incentive program and priority watershed projects. As one of many agricultural organizations working in partnership through Grow Ontario Together, OFA is helping reduce phosphorus entering the Great Lakes watershed.

OFA also partners with the Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative, a group focused on the science of reducing phosphorus and improving water quality through effective agricultural land management and drainage solutions.

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