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$10 Million Worldwide Competition for Cleaner Water comes to York Region's Holland Marsh

Barley Prize Kickoff in York RegionFor the last few months, Holland Marsh in York Region and Bradford was the site of a worldwide competition targeting phosphorus water pollution, which creates harmful algae blooms in freshwater bodies around the world. The grand prize? $10 million from The Everglades Foundation.

Barley Prize Kickoff in York RegionFor the last few months, Ontario’s Holland Marsh was the site of a worldwide competition targeting phosphorus water pollution, which creates harmful algae blooms in freshwater bodies around the world. The grand prize? $10 million from The Everglades Foundation.

“We wanted the third stage of the prize to prove the durability of the technologies, so that if released to market, they could operate in the coldest winter conditions,” Loren explains. “Naturally, we looked to Canada for support, and were welcomed by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury and the Township of King.”

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