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Grey-Bruce Sustainability Network – workshops

The Grey-Bruce Sustainability Network is offering several workshops in the coming weeks which my be of interest to BGWA members (click to view posters):

Jun 4th Woodlot Tour – Details and Registration

Gather at the intersection of Lindenwood and Moles roads (click for Google Maps location) by 2PM on Sunday, June 4th. From there we will access the adjacent woodlot property, either carpooling in vehicles with 4WD and/or hiking in. The tour will last approx 2 hours. Rain or shine.

This is an excellent opportunity to view several management approaches to Continue reading

Member Woodlot Tour – June 4th

Sunday June 4th, starting at 2PM and lasting approximately 2 hours, you can take a guided tour of a BGWA member property located, generally, between Kemble and Copper Kettle (north of Owen Sound, southeast of Wiarton). This will be an excellent opportunity to see a variety of strategies to establish original plantings, and then manage and encourage new growth within a relatively recent (early 1990s) pine and spruce monoculture forest. Details, location/directions and online sign-up will be posted here two weeks prior to the event.

BGWA sponsors Grey Bruce Envirothon

A St. Mary’s Envirothon team has won the Grey Bruce Regional Envirothon Competition held at the Sydenham Sportsmen’s Clubhouse outside Rockford and will now represent the region at the provincial Envirothon competition held at Sir Sandford Fleming College May 28-31, 2017 sponsored by Forests Ontario. Continue reading

Fighting climate change with trees & grass

Members who watched the Call of the Forest movie at our special screening event back in January will recall Diana Beresford-Kroeger saying that trees are our main weapon to combat climate change… “If everybody went out and planted a tree…” A report in the MIT Technology Review supports that notion, and by extension supports what we are doing as private woodlands owners–the maintenance of forest and greenspace has never been more important, especially in an area like southern Ontario. Semi-related, Call of the Forest is just now beginning to screen publicly across Canada and will soon be hitting the festival circuit… you got to see it months in advance right here Grey-Bruce 🙂

Amended BGWA Constitution posted online

At the Annual General Meeting, February 25, 2017, a motion was presented and accepted by a majority to amend the constitution to allow proxy voting at future AGMs. The amendment also included a couple minor housekeeping clarifications in the section on AGMs. The amended document is now posted in the About BGWA section.

Bruce County Donates Mature Maples To Local Municipalities

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, 14 mature trees will be planted across Bruce County, most on them at ceremonies taking place this Friday morning, the day prior to earth day. For details read the story on Blackburn News.