31 March 2010

April 2010 - Announcements and Events

Quote of the month:
The question is not 'can you make a difference?' You already do make a difference. It's just a matter of what kind of difference you want to make, during your life on this planet.
– Julia Butterfly Hill
Registration open now:
  • Attention Community Gardens in Toronto: until April 30, 2010,the Ontario Solar Academy www.solaracademy.ca is donating time to visit community gardens in Toronto and do an analysis of your power needs, to help you get off-grid power for your community garden. (e.g. lighting, fountains, electricity source for power tools etc) For details or how to get on the list, please see this page on the Toronto Community Garden Network (TCGN)
April Events: (updated April 26th)

Weds Apr 28th, 6-8PM
Shelby Woods Park Monthly Stewardship, Mississauga
Join Evergreen and the City of Mississauga in our monthy stewardship event at Shelby Woods Park. Everyone is welcome! Activities will include: removal of invasive species, mulching, litter pick-up and some monitoring. Join in for the whole season, or come out for one night! Shelby Woods Park is located near the intersection of Rathburn Road E and Willowbank Trail, behind John Cabot S.S. Park in the lot behind the highschool and meet outside the gates to the park. Please RSVP to: Emily Adam, Stewardship Coordinator, 416-596-1495 ext. 303, eadam@evergreen.ca

Thurs Apr 29th
Rouge Park Wildflowers & Nature.
More info at the Toronto Field Naturalists’ Walks site

Heads up!

Field Botanists of Ontario announce their Field Trips to the public around late April-May. Members are already getting first crack, and it's a good list of trips. It doesn't cost much to join, and it's worth it for the newsletters alone.

Sat May 1st, 1:30 pm
Norfolk Field Naturalists Outing: Ecological Restoration Site Walkabout

Come for a spring walkabout at an ecological restoration site adjacent to Backus Woods. The former agricultural fields at this rural property have
being planted with a variety of trees and plants and are providing diverse habitat for many wildlife species. Meet at the gate at #338 Highway 24, 2.4 km east of Highway 59 (east of Backus Woods parking lot). Contact Audrey Heagy at 519-586-9464.

Sat May 1st, 9AM
Greening Norfolk County II
Nature Conservancy of Canada Conservation Volunteers

Port Rowan, ON

Help NCC green Norfolk County! For the second year in a row, volunteers can spend the day planting trees to help restore part of this property from
former agricultural land back to its natural state. This property is located in the Southern Norfolk Sand Plain, an area with the highest level of intact forest cover in southwestern Ontario that provides a critical stopover site for migratory landbirds and waterbirds. By planting trees, you’ll assist in building ecological connections to other nearby NCC properties. Species at Risk that will benefit from this restoration project include Hooded Warbler and Eastern Hog-nosed Snake. Pre-register.

May 2nd 2010, 2:30PM
The Appalachians and Their Margins
TFN monthly lecture presented by Peter Money, TFN member, retired geologist.

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