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BREAKING NEWS! 3 tickets left - book yours now @ Thank you to all who have RSVP’d for our first-ever, Community Conference on Oct 1! We’re excited to work with you to Create the Future of our South Shore! Special guests Todd Smith, MPP, and Mayor Steve Ferguson will be joining us to celebrate this momentous occasion. This one-day event will feature an exciting line-up of local and provincial environmental subject matter experts as well as interactive workshops.


Cleaning Up The South Shore – One Piece of Litter At A Time!

Photo by Geoff Craig

Great day at the South Shore Clean Up on September 17, seen here with Cher Campbell and Katy McIntyre. Although it absolutely amazing that the same people who come to enjoy the spectacular beauty here, can be so reckless and irresponsible leaving their garbage behind, we ended up picking up almost 500 pounds! The number of bottles, cans, cigarette butts, plastics, car tires and bumper, and other unmentionables is extremely disappointing. Lots of work to be done to permanently protected Prince Edward County South Shore so together biodiversity and people thrive!

Photo by Lori Borthwick


South Shore Joint Initiative All Candidates Meeting

Join us to meet the candidates for Council for Athol and South Marysburgh on October 13 at Milford Town Hall from 7 pm to 9 pm.

All the candidates for our two South Shore wards will be available to explain their platforms and answer your questions. Each candidate will have the opportunity to explain their reasons for running to be your Councillor. In addition, South Shore Joint Initiative has prepared three questions pertinent to our concerns. Written and oral questions will be taken from the audience.

We are thrilled that Judy Kent and Rosemary Kent have agreed to moderate the meeting. Judy Kent has extensive facilitating and moderating experience both here in Canada and internationally. As a retired teacher her sister Rosemary, is the perfect person to keep the meeting on time and in order.

Plan now to join us in this democratic process.



What goes in the blue bin? How do recycled materials get sorted for markets? What are our recycled materials turned into? Get these questions answered on November 9 at 7:00 PM! Join us as we host Quinte Waste Solutions and Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan who will be giving a presentation on all things waste reduction. After picking up *insert poundage here* at our clean up event in September, this is a wonderful opportunity to help keep our South Shore natural! RSVP Here




Stroll MapleCross Coastline Reserve

Join Nature Conservancy Canada's Amanda Tracey and members of the Ontario Nature Eastern Ontario Regional Council on Saturday, November 12 at 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm as they stroll the MapleCross Coastline Reserve. Amanda is Coordinator, Conservation Biology – Central Ontario-East for NCC and has an intimate and thorough knowledge of the reserve. She will be able to tell us about NCC's efforts to remove invasive species and re-establish native ones. Register Now!

*Want to look as cool as our vice-president Cheryl Anderson? Get your dragonfly t-shirt today!


  • Don’t miss your chance to see owls at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory and support the work PEPtBO does! Dates still available for September and October!
  • Want to plant some trees? Help transform Wilkinson Memorial Park in N Marysburgh on October 1. Email [email protected] for more info.
  • Join the County Museums and Jamie Maracle on September 28 at Macaulay Heritage Park and learn about Wampum belts; a traditional teaching tool that records Rotinonshon:ni history and knowledge. Click here for more info



Enter to win a HANDMADE Canoe!

Tickets are on sale now for the Hudgin Log House Canoe Raffle! A cedar/canvas canoe handmade and donated by Dick Bird is currently up for grabs with only 250 tickets being sold. Tickets are $20 each and funds from the Canoe raffle will be donated to the Moses Hudgin Log House Restoration Fund. The draw will be held on October 1, 2022.

To buy your tickets please contact Cheryl Anderson at[email protected]

This canoe is made from local white cedar/white ash/black cherry and sugar maple with the white ash coming from Morrison’s Point. This canoe is 17.6 feet long and weighs 80 pounds, made for heavy loads and open water.


What's YOUR South Shore Story?

Our South Shore is full of stories. You can watch dozens of them on our popular YouTube channel. Did you grow up learning all that there is to offer along the trails? Maybe you're a visitor who enjoys the peacefulness of Lake Ontario's waves hitting the shore. If you have stories about the area, or if you simply love taking photos of our beautiful South Shore, we'd like to share them! We invite you     



South Shore Joint Initiative (SSJI) members and partner organizations are working to protect Prince Edward County’s South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) in order to maintain or increase the biodiversity of its terrestrial and marine ecosystems. 

Our members support the objectives of SSJI. Our partners include individuals and organizations that support particular objectives and initiatives of South Shore Joint Initiative as part of the larger coalition to protect the South Shore IBA.

Since 2018, through public education, supporting responsible usage and enabling scientific research, we’re proud to raise awareness about how the wellbeing of Prince Edward County’s South Shore and the people who enjoy it are inextricably linked. Together, we are working to protect and preserve public lands in Canada’s last undeveloped Lake Ontario shoreline.

Your one-time and monthly donations help us to advance our work. Every donation of $20 or more includes SSJI membership. We are proud to be a registered charity based in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. Tax receipts will be emailed to you within 5 business days.


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