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  • Board Meetings

    Members always welcome!

    (virtual until further notice)

    15 JUNE 2021 – 5:30PM

    10 AUG 2021 – 5:30PM

    12 OCT 2021 – 5:30PM

    14 DEC 2021 – 5:30PM

    11 JAN 2022 – 5:30PM

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Title: Introduction to Phragmites Best Management Practices

When: June 8 and June 15, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST
OR June 10 and June 17 6:00 – 8:30 PM EST

Cost: $107.10 ($10 discount if a member of OIPC)

Hosted/Sponsored by: Ontario Invasive Species Council

Topic Details: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-phragmites-best-management-practices-tickets-151243957749

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-phragmites-best-management-practices-tickets-151243957749


Title: Introduction to Common Buckthorn Best Management Practices

When: May 27 and June 3, 6:00-8:00 PM EST

Cost: $54.06 ($10 discount if a member of OIPC)

Hosted/Sponsored by: Ontario Invasive Species Council

Topic Details: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-common-buckthorn-best-management-practices-tickets-151233448315

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-common-buckthorn-best-management-practices-tickets-151233448315

Spring Wildflowers of the Beaver Valley

Hopefully everyone is enjoying the spring so far! Jim Coles (BGWA Director) found the below video. The video is hosted by Dr. Stew Hilts and discusses numerous spring ephemerals found within the Beaver Valley.

If you are itching to get your fill of wildflowers, this is a great video for you!


Title: The Horses of Sable Island – presented by Marg Gaviller

When: May 13, 7:00-9:00 PM EST

Cost: free

Hosted/Sponsored by: Owen Sound Field Naturalists

Topic Details: https://owensoundfieldnaturalists.ca/event/marg-gaviller-the-horses-of-sable-island-plus-the-journey-back-to-newfoundland/

Registration: https://zoom.us/j/99868506909?pwd=ZFFvZTVxQW9EaVJtblFUQzBiVEo4dz09

Passcode: 303500


Title: Introduction to Garlic Mustard Best Management Practices

When: May 4 and 11, 6:00-8:00 PM EST

Cost: $54.06 ($10 discount if you are a member of the OIPC)

Hosted/Sponsored by: Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC)

Topic Details: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-garlic-mustard-best-management-practices-tickets-152010342025

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-garlic-mustard-best-management-practices-tickets-152010342025


Title: Lyme Disease and the Climate Change Connection

When: May 17, 7:00 PM EST

Cost: free

Hosted/Sponsored by: Georgian Bluffs CAT

Topic Details: https://greybruceclimateaction.ca/events/id:86da89a0fe76e3093e2271f3a578862a

Registration: bit.ly/3dM7hzx

ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Traditional Knowledge and Western Science

Title: Bridging Traditional Knowledge and Western Science

When: 18 March 2021 7-8:30 PM

Cost: free

Hosted/Sponsored by: Royal Botanical Garden

Topic Details: https://www.rbg.ca/events/speaker-series-bringing-traditional-knowledge-and-western-science/

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/speakers-series-bridging-traditional-knowledge-and-western-science-registration-128272631895

Woodlot Conference Goes Virtual

The Grey Bruce Woodlot Conference is back in 2021! The event is taking place virtually this year over two nights (March 23 and 24). Presentation topics will include a novel approach to controlling buckthorn on your property, as well as different perspectives on managing private woodlots(landowner and consultant).
For more information about the event, please go to https://gbwc.blog/. To register email info@gbwc.blog.

Annual General Meeting: FEB 27

BGWA’s Annual General Meeting will take place Saturday, February 27, from 10AM-noon. This year, our annual gathering will be… you guessed it… virtual, but will still include an education component and business meeting just like previous AGMs. Complete details, agenda, etc, will be sent by email on or before January 27th.

Property Tour: July 18

Great news, BGWA member events are re-starting! Keep Saturday, July 18 open for an interesting tour of a member property near Markdale. The event will be structured to incorporate safe distancing and conform to group size limits, with 3 separate walk-thrus available at 10AM, 1PM and 4PM. Watch here for details and registration coming soon!