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Members’ input sought for FSC forest audit of EOFG

The EOFG is a not-for-profit organization focused on initiatives that support healthy and diverse forests within Ontario. The following are the key areas of focus for the EOFG.

  • Forest Certification. This program operates throughout eastern and southern Ontario.
  • First Nations Engagement
  • Carbon Offsets
  • Forest Health Network
  • Forest Education/Outreach

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AGM date & speaker announced

Our Annual General Meeting will take place at Grey Roots Museum (same location as last year) the morning of Saturday, March 2, 2019. We have arranged a special guest speaker to give a presentation on the burgeoning field of Nature Therapy & Forest Bathing, which has been prominent in countries such as Japan (“Shinrin Yoku”) for years but now hitting the North American mainstream as science begins to quantify the healing properties of woodland areas. Formal AGM notice will be sent to members 30 days in advance. Watch the web site for further updates and registration.

Estimates Project Average Temperature Increase in most of Ontario

Estimates produced by Agriculture and Agrifood Canada using the Coupled Global Climate Model predict a 1 to 2 degree Celsius increase in monthly average temperatures by 2010 to 2039, resulting in earlier crop seeding dates, and later fall frost dates in Grey-Bruce and most other areas of south and central Ontario. See the comparison maps and projection details here. In what ways will a longer growing season affect our woodland habitats, Continue reading

“The Messenger” screening: Nov 19

Saugeen Nature invites BGWA members to attend their screening, Monday November 19 at 7:30PM in Hanover, of The Messenger, an artful investigation into the causes of songbird mass depletion and the compassionate people who are working to turn the tide. Full details – click for flyer.

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

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.

Beaver Valley BTC Barn Dance Sep 8th

The Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club is one of our partner associations, and they have extended an invitation to our members to join them at their Barn Dance event, coming September 8th. See details below: