Past Events

The annual general meeting was on Sat. November 03, 2018 at 1:00 pm
at Roblin Community Hall. About 40 people attended.

Presentation by Dr. David Galbraith from Royal Botanical Gardens
The Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System: Profile of an
Urban Conservation Alliance in Ontario
Applying lessons learned in collaboration and ecosystem change in the
Hamilton Harbour Watershed to help protect the Salmon River.
The wealth of information about conservation and biodiversity was appreciated by the audience. Our thanks to Dr. David Galbraith and to Dr. Barry Campbell (for photos)

There was a reference to the common cattail (Typha latifolia) being used in a very specific environment in the Cootes Paradise area. It is worth noting that even though it is a native plant, it is very invasive. See article (Cattail Tales) in Watershed Revealed section of our website.

New Board Members
We gained three new folks –
We welcome: Amanda Tracey, Beth Wylie and Elizabeth Hugh
Many thanks to outgoing members: Barry Campbell, Bert Hein and Chris Reese

Many thanks to Donna McNeil for her generous donations of funds as well as books and her late husband Andy’s heron prints. Lots of good booty was taken home!

Q&A with David Galbraith


On Sat. Oct. 13, a bus load of eager passengers joined us in exploring the headwaters in the north plus the middle of the Salmon watershed. The ecologist and geologist on board explained natural features including prickly pear cactus and pillow lava. The historian provided a narrative, including a story of payment to a bargeman with a pair of hand-knit socks. The crowd was engaged and many commented that the great explanations of our landscape gave them a hands-on learning experience to remember. A wonderful way to show off our watershed.
Thank you to our donors, see below the photos.

new sign at Roblin – crowd is thrilled

Roblin sign

Dark Skies platform north of Erinsville

pillow lava – basalt formation

Dugald explains the pillow lava

Brochure for FSR Bus tour 2018

Seed to Sausage in Sharbot Lake
Mike Dean’s in Sharbot Lake
Stone Mills Family Market in Tamworth
Lakeview Tavern in Erinsville
A Good Farm in Centreville
Stone’s Throw Disc Golf: Barry Campbell, FSR

June 2, 2018: Peering Down the Well

Friends of the Salmon River hosted a half-day of groundwater activity in the Beaty Water Research Centre, at Kennedy Field Station north of Tamworth.


March 1, 2018 in Ivanhoe, N of Belleville

Going Solar

Hastings Stewardship


Feb 28, 2018 at 7pm in Elginburg, N of Kingston

Managing Your Woodlot for Wildlife

Ontario Woodlot Assoc. Limestone Chapter


Feb 26, 2018 at 7pm. in Belleville

Of Roads and Wildlife w/ Dr. Ryan Danby

Quinte Field Naturalists


The First in the Hastings Stewardship – 2018 Winter Speaker Series

Want to know what to do when you are face to face with a 375 lb. Black Bear that is unhappy? Find out at our BearWise talk on January 25 in Ivanhoe.

Presenter, Colin Higgins has been Regional Wildlife Biologist and Management Biologist at MNRF, Peterborough and Bancroft Districts. He has worked on capture, relocation, the BearWise program, population surveys, and more. Colin will address bear biology, behaviour, range, and safety.

January 25/18
7 to 9 pm
Huntington Veterans Community Hall, 11379 Highway 62, in Ivanhoe

“Bear” with us on Thursday, January 25 from 7 to 9 pm at the Huntington Veterans Community Hall, 11379 Highway 62, in Ivanhoe.

An entrance fee of $5.00 per person (or a donation) will help cover costs. Children are free.

For information, contact Matt at 613-391-9034 or

For the Winter Speaker Series lineup, visit


Quinte Field Naturalists January Meeting

Topic:  The Fall and Rise of the Bald Eagle

Speaker:  Terry Sprague

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sills Hall, Bridge Street United Church, Belleville

Prince Edward County naturalist Terry Sprague, will tell of the disappearance and return of this majestic bird as a nesting species in Prince Edward County.

All are welcome. Free of charge, donations are lovely!

For more information:
Denice Wilkins
Quinte Field Naturalists


January 15, 2018 in Napanee​

Don’t Let Your Well or Septic System Keep You Awake at Night!

Hosted by the Lennox and Addington Stewardship Council

Focus on groundwater vulnerability, water quality, groundwater research work, septic systems, and how to manage both well and septic systems.

At Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee ​on Mon, Jan 15 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm, no charge


  • Regional expert speakers
  • Groundwater Protection Workbook for participants
  • Valuable draw prizes, including well water tests valued at over $300.