The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation entered into an Environmental Management Agreement to enact environmental protection legislation on reserve. The band has developed a set of by-laws that ensure environmental impacts on reserve lands are prevented or minimized. In 2008, an environmental scan was conducted to identify the environmental issues and priorities. The following programs and services were developed to address the environmental needs of the community.
Bio For Brandon Stiles
Brandon Stiles, Environmental Coordinator is an Ojibway from the Chippewas of Georgina Island and Rama First Nations in South Central Ontario. He has a background in tourism, employment services and Indigenous social development and has been working in Indigenous social services since 1998. He has been a successful manager, instructor, proposal writer, program coordinator and event planner and is a certified Career Development Practitioner, Essential Skills Practitioner and Job Club Coach. As a First Nations person, he has always had a vested interest in contributing to the development, enhancement and sustainability of social programs in Indigenous communities across the country.
The GIFN Environment Department is conducting a survey to identify if you would like to have trees or shrubs planted on your property free of charge as part of our environmental initiative for summer 2023. Trees can help increase tree cover and provide shade and habitat for wildlife, while shrubs can help prevent shoreline erosion and improve water quality. Please fill out the questionnaire online at the links below. Printed copies of the survey are also available from the Environment Department. Your participation is voluntary and appreciated.
Members residing on Georgina Island – Member survey
Cottagers on Georgina Island, Snake Island and Fox Island – Cottager survey
Waste Management, Recycling Promotion & Education Coordinator – George Snache
Georgina Island FN Energy Plan
Community Energy Champion – Alyssa Warren
705-437-1337 ext. 4224
Invasive Species Coordinator: tbd
Forest Management/Species at Risk Coordinator – Heather Charles
Forest Management & Species at Risk
Click here to get access to past weather patterns on the Island: https://data.lsrca.on.ca/kisters/climate.html
Georgina Island’s opposition to the Upper York Sewage Solutions:
Lake Simcoe Living featured a story on page 18 on Georgina Island’s environment programs and Upper York Sewage Solutions concerns:
Lake Simcoe Can’t Handle Sewage Solutions:
Former Mayor Raises Stink Over Upper York Sewage Solutions Plant:
York Region cries foul over delay in sewage project:
Opposition to Upper York Sewage Solutions:
Sign the GIFN Petition opposing Upper York Sewage Solutions Here: http://chn.ge/2i5fUUU
Ticks in our Area – Tick Submission Form
Pictures and Video of TD Tree Day – September 25, 2013