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!
SALMON RIVER BUS TOUR
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.
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS OF LUNCH FOOD AND FUNDS FOR THE BUS TOUR –
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Winter Speaker Series lineup, visit hastingsstewardship.ca.
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:
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.