Friday Nov. 20, 2015 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
New Location! Batawa Community Centre at 81 Plant St., Batawa (north of Trenton)
Admission: $30 includes lunch
Download brochure or visit www.hastingsstewardship.ca to register by November 14.
For more info, contact Hastings Stewardship at 613 391 9034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Trips on site at Batawa ski hill: Geology & Biology ∙ Forest Bathing ∙ Forest Management
Michael Runtz –The Secret Life of a Forest
Not all of what goes on in a forest is visible to the eye. Join Michael Runtz for a highly visual tour of the myriad living things and their interactions in our woodlands. Discover surprising and hidden aspects of this remarkable habitat.
Michael Runtz is one of Canada’s most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers, and natural history authors. More than 40,000 students have enjoyed his Natural History course, televised from Carleton University.
Mark Stabb – Ontario’s Biodiversity: Is Nature on the Run? – The Ontario Biodiversity Strategy and related Conservation and Community Actions
Acre by acre (OK, hectares), private landowners contribute directly to nature conservation through short-term actions and long-term plans. Mark’s presentation will demonstrate how these efforts fit into the big picture of global biodiversity conservation, in the context of woodlots and rural lands. Mark will illustrate the state of biodiversity in the region, with a focus on forests.
Mark Stabb is the Central Ontario program director with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), and he oversees numerous conservation projects. Previously, Mark worked as a biologist and park planner for the Ontario government, a teacher at Algonquin College, and a Wetlands program manager.
Rob Johnson – Green Legacy Programme
Rob Johnson is currently the manager of the Green Legacy Tree Nursery, a community based nursery that grows trees to improve the forest cover of the County of Wellington.
Rob will give an overview of the Green Legacy Programme - the largest municipal tree planting program in North America – providing over 160,000 trees a year. Rob will explain many ways to utilize trees on the farm, principles of permaculture, intercropping, silvo pasturing, and commercial varieties of fruit and nut trees.
Eleanor Thomson – Botany in your Woodlot
Eleanor is with E. R. Thomson Botanical Surveys and Ontario Field Botanists