Program: Transformations - Of Man and Beaver. Local landowner, Cliff Maclean regales us with funny and interesting tales of his transformation from property owner to a steward of the land. St. Mark's United Church, Belleville. $25 per person. Call Doug Newfield for tickets: 613/477-3066.
Ontario Ministry of the Environment announces 2014 funding program. Not-for-profit organizations, First Nations and Métis communities can get a government grant for local projects that help protect and restore the Great Lakes.
If you think you haven't seen as many bees lately, you aren't the only one - their numbers are declining. On April 3 in Ivanhoe, bee advocate Susan Chan will inform the audience on how to preserve essential habitat for our native bees. The focus is on conserving vegetated areas – in backyards, gardens, woodlots, and farms. This will be of interest to farmers, gardeners, woodlot owners, and all who are curious about bees.
On March 27 in Belleville, Terry Sprague and Bea Heissler present Be a Natural Gardener, not a Zookeeper. It’s all about natural gardening and wildlife attraction and control. This is the fifth event in the Winter Speaker Series for the Hastings Stewardship Council.
Rideau Environmental Action League (REAL) is organizing an information session about the EnergyEast Pipeline so area residents can become more familiar with the issues. Comments can be made to the Ontario Energy Board during their public consultations in March and April.
Next in the 2014 Winter Speaker series: Wipe Out The Bad Guys And Protect The Good Guys, Thursday, March 13.
Presentation proposals are now being accepted for the Northeastern Transportation and Wildlife Conference, being held in Burlington, VT, on September 21-24, 2014. Save the date as you will not want to miss it! Please see the conference website for more information: http://www.netwc.org/