The Friends of the Salmon River invite you, your family, friends, colleagues and fans to participate at our Presentation and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Arden Community Centre at 5998 Arden Road (County Rd. 15). See map here. Doors open at 6:30 pm for viewing of displays and the presentation will start at 7 pm. Please plan to arrive early if renewing or purchasing your membership.
Before the AGM, Friends of the Salmon River is proud to present an evening on Puzzle Lake Provincial Park, which is in northern Stone Mills Township. Please see the poster below for more about this worthwhile evening of opportunity and learning. See link to event location map below.
It would be appreciated if you would bring a display for viewing by our members and visitors and brochures that highlight your organization and the work that it is doing for the environment in our neighbouring area.
We are expecting 40 – 50 members and guests as well as colleagues from local government offices and associations. Coffee and tea will be available from 6:30 pm.
We look forward to an evening of sharing with a focus on the environment in Eastern Ontario, particularly the Salmon River watershed. All are welcome.
Contact us at 613-379-5958 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Join to hear findings from the recent report: Local Leadership Matters
The latest research from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation looks at a mix of initiatives and tools 30 municipalities are using to enhance Ontario’s Greenbelt. Based on interviews with dozens of municipal officials, the report Local Leadership Matters: Ontario Municipalities Taking Action to Strengthen the Greenbelt finds there are many ways communities are directly and indirectly helping to achieve the objectives of the Greenbelt—enhancing valuable natural heritage sites, supporting agriculture, increasing tourism, and strengthening local economies.
This workshop will feature a presentation by the report’s author, Sean Hertel, a panel of municipal representatives outlining leading initiatives, and facilitated discussion of the implications of the report’s findings.
Copies of the report will be available at the event.
The workshop will take place on September 28th, from 10am to 12:30, with lunch to follow, at the Caledon Community Complex, 6215 Old Church Rd, Caledon.
Please RSVP by September 23rd via the Eventbrite page to reserve your spot. There is no cost to attend.
Wetland Listening Sessions
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry posted Wetland Conservation in Ontario: A Discussion Paper on Ontario's Environmental Registry (www.ebr.gov.on.ca, ER posting number 012-4464). The purpose of the Discussion Paper is to seek input on challenges, opportunities, ideas and actions related to wetland conservation in Ontario, with a view to developing a Strategic Plan for Ontario's Wetlands. The Strategic Plan will identify a provincial vision, goals and objectives, as well as set out a series of actions that the Ontario government will undertake over the next 15 years to improve wetland conservation across the province.
The public review and comment period for Wetland Conservation in Ontario: A Discussion Paper extends until October 30, 2015. During this time the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will be holding a series of public listening sessions to seek feedback and ensure all thoughts and ideas are considered. The details of the sessions are as follows:
RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa
Black Creek Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto
Valhalla Inn, 1 Valhalla Inn Road, Thunder Bay
London Public Library, 3200 Wonderland Rd S, London
Discovery North Bay Museum, 100 Ferguson Street, North Bay
Gale Centre 4171 4th Avenue, Niagara Falls
The Bancroft Area Stewardship Council (BASC) asked for your ideas on topics for the October Conference and we are pleased to say we have had your input. From these ideas we have been able to develop an agenda…your Agenda for the October 2-3 Conference (See Agenda here and below).
So join us on Friday, October 2nd to Saturday October 3rd, 2015 at Joy Bible Camp (www.joycamp.ca) just outside Bancroft. Registration cost is $175 / person and includes overnight accommodations (ranging from suite to dormitory style – can be viewed on Joy Camp website) and 3 hearty meals - lunch and dinner on Friday, Saturday’s breakfast plus a Box Lunch for your tour day on Saturday. The first 120 registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Friday Nights Gala Dinner will include our keynote speaker Dr. Peter Schleifenbaum, Owner of the 80,000+ acre, award winning Haliburton Forest. Saturday is Tour Day, your chance to learn about and hopefully view our majestic elk and visit our unique Fish hatchery. Both provincially significant and successful ventures made possible by community volunteers. We also guarantee lots of networking opportunities in the beautiful Bancroft Area.
TO REGISTER: Register online with our secure website at: http://bascstore.ecwid.com/# or just search for "Bancroft Area Stewardship Council" or go to www.bancroftstewardship.ca and follow the links to our online store. It’s that easy!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Steve Wilkins e-mail email@example.com or Doug Wellman e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-518-5396.