NACCB2018 finished!

The 2018 North American Congress for Conservation Biology took place July 21-26 at the Westin Harbor Castle in Toronto. SCB-Toronto worked with the North American section of SCB to host NACCB2018 to Toronto. This event brought together conservation professionals and students working across a wide variety of disciplines and institutions for discussion, innovation, and opportunities in science.

SCB-Toronto would like to thank everyone who participated in this conference.
We expressed our thanks on twitter:

and SCB-Toronto Vice-president Chris Blackford extended his personal thanks in and extended twitter thread here (click tweet to expand):

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Thank you to those that came to June 10th Shoreline Cleanup!

What a great day for a cleanup with such an friendly crew! It was great to see some new faces – with your help we cleaned up a whopping 94 lbs of litter around the Don River/Corktown Common area. The fish, park, and people were all thankful for your efforts.

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Corktown Common shoreline cleanup June 10th!

Please join us Sunday June 10th for a day of food, fun, and restoration in Corktown Common park at the mouth of the Don River!

From 10:00-10:30am we will have complimentary coffee, tea, and breakfast food. Please bring your reusable mug if you have one. At 10:30am, grab some gloves, data cards, and trash grabbers and join in on the cleanup fun! We provide cleanup materials, you just need to bring and your energy. The event will be running rain or shine so please bring suitable clothing and footwear.

For more information and to RSVP for this event, please visit https://www.shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/4edn7. If you have questions please don’t hesitate to email us at scbtoronto@gmail.com.

Taking part in this cleanup will help quantify the amount of trash that goes into Lake Ontario from the Don as well as ensure our parks are beautiful and safe. The results of this cleanup will be linked to previous cleanups and other ongoing efforts to cleanup our waterfront.

We would like to thank the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and the Toronto Region Conservation Authority for their assistance in this event.

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Thank you for those who came out to May 6th shoreline cleanup!

Huge thank you to everyone who joined SCB-Toronto, Shoreline cleanup, and the U of T trash team to clean up the Don River on May 6th.

It was very rewarding to see so many people get involved to make a difference and engage in some conservation outreach! We got a mention in a local paper! https://www.toronto.com/news-story/8592713-paddle-the-don-attracts-hundreds-of-paddlers-in-its-25th-year/

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Don River Shoreline cleanup May 6th

SCB-Toronto is joining forces with the University of Toronto trash team, the TRCA, and the Great Canadian Shoreline cleanup to take part in a shoreline cleanup along the Don River on May 6th!

Please come out for a day of fun and restoration at 1 of 6 sites ranging from Eglinton Avenue all the way down to Corktown Commons at the mouth of the Don River. A full list of sites can be found below, or you can go to shorelinecleanup.ca and explore! Please RSVP at one of the sites on shoreline cleanup if you would like to attend. SCB-Toronto will be present at sites 2 and 5 if you want to meet with us, but you are of course welcome to participate at any of sites!

Site 1: Don River Near E.T Seton Park – http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/4g2lk

Site 2 (SCB-Toronto will be here!): Charles Sauriol Conservation Area near Don River – http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/4epqw

Site 3: Pottery Road (Between Bayview Ave and Broadview Ave.) – http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/43pz6

Site 4: Riverdale Park West along Don River – http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/1xlr2

Site 5 (SCB-Toronto will be here!): Queen Street (Between Bayview Ave and Broadview Ave.) – http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/12023

Site 6: Corktown Commons – http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/4qgdd

We will provide cleanup equipment, all you have to bring is appropriate clothing and shoes for outdoor work. We look forward to seeing you on May 6th!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: scbtoronto@gmail.com

We are looking for new SCB-Toronto board members!

The Toronto chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology is looking for new board members!
At SCB-Toronto, we facilitate discussions and solutions to urban conservation biology issues that threaten the function of Toronto’s local ecosystems. This includes land use transformation, reduction of biological diversity, loss of native species, among other relevant issues.

We have some exciting upcoming summer events which we require assistance running including:
– North American Congress for Conservation Biology 2018 (https://scbnorthamerica.org/index.php/naccb2018/)
– Toronto shoreline litter cleanup
– “Conservation conversations”: Our academic conservation journal club
… and more!
For a list of past SCB-Toronto events, see: https://scbtoronto.com/chapter-events/previous-events/
 
As a member of SCB-Toronto you will also be a member of SCB. Some benefits include:

– Subscription to the academic journal Conservation Biology
– Discounted rates for all SCB conferences
– Have your work featured on the SCB-Toronto home page
– Networking opportunities with other Toronto based conservation organizations

If you’re interested in joining us, please send us an email expressing your interest and a little bit about you to: scbtoronto@gmail.com. Please note that this is a volunteer position (all of our board members are volunteers).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Call for abstracts for NACCB2018 closes January 19th

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If you haven’t already applied to the North American Congress for Conservation Biology, please note that the abstract submission for will close in a few days! Consider joining us July 21-26, 2018 for an inspiring, energetic week of conservation.

Details for abstract submission can be found: http://scbnorthamerica.org/index.php/5125-2/

We hope to see you there!