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Perspectives on Invasive Species

A recent thought-provoking piece on the Owen Sound Hub concerning invasive species: Who’s Invading Whom. Invasive species may not be as black-and-white and issue as some might think… as one commenter remarked, “The worst invasive species is Homo sapiens.” Semi-related, another article from Owen Sound Sun-Times in July: Giant hogweed not the giant boogeyman, says weed inspector. Also notable are the BGWA members names to be found in the content and commentary on these articles… great see us “out” and talking about what we care so much about!!

Members’ Notice Board Posting

A member has posted a notice Hybrid Poplar Saplings Available to the Members’ Notice Board. If you might be interested in this opportunity log in to the BGWA Notice Board to read/respond

16-year-old faces down emerald ash borer threat

Here’s a great story from CBC News about a young person in New Brunswick who is on a mission to help monitor and battle Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). If you know of any potential young woodland champions in Grey-Bruce perhaps send the link their way and maybe it will provide inspiration!

BBQ Pics Available in Members’ Area

George Genyk receives early regisation prize from BGWA Chair Chris Vanderhout

Was I ever disappointed to miss the BBQ this year… great weather, lots of members, and a personal tour of the historic water filtration plant at Inglis Falls. But thanks, as always, to Larry Cluchey for promptly supplying pictures and captions a photo gallery is now available in the Members’ Area in case you missed it, or if you attended and would like to see some good memories.

Last chance to advance register for BBQ

Register by the end of today (Wednesday) for the Members’ BBQ, coming this Saturday, and be entered into the draw for an awesome book that will have you looking at your woodlands in a whole new way. Details and registration click here.

An Evening of Indigenous Stories & Songs

At this year’s AGM, members were treated to an introduction to Indigenous ways & wisdom presented by Glenn Trivett of the M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Arts Center. If that lit a flame of interest you may enjoy “An Evening of Indigenous Stories & Songs” coming this Thursday SEP 13th at Heartwood Hall in Owen Sound. Just $20/person provides you with a fascinating evening of entertainment while at the same time raising funds for the planned Reconciliation Garden at Kelso Beach in Owen Sound – a meaningful symbol of the area’s rich Indigenous heritage and the need for contemporary reconciliatory justice – a reality. A fabulous garden design has been created, the site dedicated, and now funds must be raised to begin construction. (This is a public event, not affiliated with BGWA; we are posting this notice in follow-up to our AGM.) Click here for details and tickets.

Sep 15 BBQ Registration Open!

The BGWA BBQ, our annual social event, will take place Saturday September 15, rain-or-shine, 10AM-2PM, at the picnic pavilion on the GSCA Administration Centre located at 237897 Inglis Falls Road, this year featuring a tour of the historic Inglis Falls Water Filtration Plant plus a choice of guided walks through the Arboretum and/or the Bruce trail along the Niagara Escarpment.

Cost for members, and interested others, is $10/person (children are free) and includes a delicious BBQ meal, desserts, plus the guided tour and/or hikes. Register by end-of-day Wednesday September 12 for a chance at winning this definitive guide to the therapeutic practice on the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness (draw applies to members only).

Register below. Bring cheque or cash payment to the event.


You will not receive a separate email confirmation. If you see “Message Sent” after clicking Submit, your registration was successful.