Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 3rd - 8:00 pm at Grackle Coffee on Main St Schomberg.
Nature in the Heart of Our Village
Fall Hike, Potluck Dinner and AGM
On Sunday November 8th, we're having what's officially known as our Annual General Meeting. Of course, this is really a chance to go for a hike and have a potluck party. New and non-members are welcome to attend.
So join us for a short hike along the Nature Conservancy Trail at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 8th.
2:00 pm SHORT HIKE on Nature Conservancy Trail on the 17th.
4:30 pm MEETING
6:00 pm POTLUCK
The Beertasting - 2015
Join us on Sunday November 18th for our inaugural Beer Tasting Fundraiser, featuring a selection of craft beers from Ontario & Quebec ALE TO LAGER, BITTER TO RADLER.
Presented by Garth Miller - brewer at Granite Brewery.
Each beer is paired with delicious food provided by the Dufferin Marsh Nature Connection
WHERE: Schomberg Community Hall - 325 Main St. Schomberg
Observation Platform construction
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the construction of the observation platform at the Trisan Centre. It has already been used by several groups and individuals to observe birds and other wildlife in the adjacent wetland that was constructed by the Region of York. Besides the many ducks and shorebirds, the most unusual species observed to date are Trumpeter Swans and Caspian Terns.
The project would not have been possible without the support of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, the Region of York, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and the Township of King.
We encourage you to visit and enjoy the space. Binoculars are available for loan at the reception desk (on the second floor) in the Trisan Centre. Also you can record your sightings in record book kept there.
From time to time a guided event will be held. Watch for notices on this website or visit our Facebook page.
Click here for more photos of the construction, and of the platform in use.
ecoAction Fund Grant
We're happy to announce that we've been selected to receive a grant from Environment Canada's ecoAction fund.$3,657 for habitat restoration and purple Loosestrife Control
The grant is tailored to helping us forward our ongoing work with marsh habitat restoration and purple Loosestrife control.
This is a one time grant of $3,657.
Our thanks to the Environment Canada's ecoAction fund.
We're happy to announce that we've been selected to receive a grant from the Trillium Foundation.
As you know, the Dufferin Marsh is surrounded by development, and is under constant stress and environmental pressure. The grant will help us to complete a background study and build an adjustable weir at the outflow of the southern portion of the Marsh.
This is a one year grant of $12,800.
Our thanks to the Trillium Foundation.
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For more information, check out the www.bullfrogpower.com website.
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