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South Shore Joint Initiative

Working together to protect and improve biodiversity along Prince Edward County's South Shore.

South Shore Joint Initiative (SSJI) is a coalition of individual members and partner organizations working to protect the Prince Edward County (Ontario) South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) in order to maintain or increase the biodiversity of its terrestrial and marine ecosystems. 
Members are Prince Edward County-based individuals who support the objectives of SSJI. Partners are those individuals and organizations who wish to support particular objectives and initiatives of SSJI as part of the larger coalition to protect the South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area. Partners include:

  • Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO)
  • Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN)
  • County Coalition for Safe and Appropriate Green Energy (CCSAGE)
  • Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County (APPEC)
  • Bird Studies Canada
  • Quinte Field Naturalists
  • Kingston Field Naturalists
  • Nature Canada
  • Ontario Nature
SSJI is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization and is governed by a Board of Directors elected from its membership.
2020/2021 SSJI Board of Directors:
John Hirsch, President
Cheryl Anderson, Vice-President
Myrna Wood
Amy Bodman
Chris Currie
Dick Bird
John Foster


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