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Lake sturgeon get a second chance to flourish in northwestern Ontario

22 June, 2017
Children of the Dalles First Nation get a close look at a juvenile lake sturgeon.

Conditions have improved for Canada’s largest freshwater fish, a threatened species in Ontario, to stage a potential comeback.

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Our people: Gerry McKenna

22 May, 2017
Gerry stands outside holding a nest box for birds.

Over his 33 years at OPG/Ontario Hydro, Gerry has seen biodiversity go from a poorly understood term to the forefront of the company’s identity.

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Welcome home: Peregrines back at Pickering Nuclear

10 May, 2017
A peregrine falcon perches at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.

Two mated peregrine falcons have called our Pickering station home since 2013.

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Boosting biodiversity in eastern Ontario

21 April, 2017
A colourful Wood Duck on Grenadier pond.

OPG partnered with South Nation Conservation on a three-year project to increase biodiversity and habitats in eastern Ontario wetlands.

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High schoolers build new digs for birds at Lennox GS

18 April, 2017
Birds sit on bird house made by high school students.

A group of high school shop students is building homes for birds and ducks around OPG’s Lennox Generating Station.

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Rare salamander's habitat protected in Niagara Falls

13 February, 2017
An Allengheny Mountain Dusky salamander.

The recently completed project to refurbish OPG's Pump Generating Station presented an unexpected hurdle.

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Making Ontario green

16 December, 2016
Hands planting a young sapling into brown earth.

Since 2000, OPG's regional biodiversity program has planted more than 6.5 million native trees and shrubs.

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Filming the salmon's big comeback

07 December, 2016
A split image - a hand with salmon fry and filmmaker Peter Shatalow holding a camera.

Filmmaker Peter Shatalow has documented the restocking of Atlantic Salmon to Lake Ontario and its streams.

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