Georgian Bay’s Ganawenim Meshkiki funds Road Ecology in Long Point Biosphere

Ganawenim Meshkiki, the Georgian Bay-based First Nation organization dedicated to funding community-level environmental initiatives, has committed $50K to support road ecology work in the Long Point Biosphere Region.  This constitutes a significant boost to our capacity to undertake new projects and to protect turtles, snakes, and species at risk in our area.

“This support is testimony to the respect and skills of Kari Gunson, our new Road Ecology Manager,” said Biosphere President Brian Craig. “We are a very fortunate to have her join our team this past year.”

Kari, Principal of Eco-Kare International, a landscape ecologist, and an author,  has worked on road ecology projects with both large and small animals in North America and Mexico.  She is recognized as the primary road ecologist for planning, designing, and monitoring road-wildlife mitigation on a provincial and municipal level across Ontario.

Ganawenim Meshkiki, pronounced “ge-NEH-weh-nim maish-kih-keh” is the Trustee of funds received under the terms of permits issued for the Henvey Inlet Wind energy initiative.  “Ganawenim” is Anishnaabe for “defend, watch over, protect:” “Meshkiki” means “medicines, remedies, the things that cure or correct ills.”

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