On Saturday, May 14, the OWA Limestone Chapter is hosting a workshop in Verona to help people with woodlots (of 10 acres or more) understand the steps to making a Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) plan. Woodlot owners may create a 10-year management plan for their woodlots and in return save money on their property taxes similar to agricultural land.
Pre-register by contacting Kevin Hansen at (613) 449-0732 or email@example.com
The Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs invites you to attend a Celebration of water at the Waterfall Tea Room in Yarker, Friday April 29 at 7:00pm.
For more info on CCCTE: Leakyland.com
On October 7 in Arden, the Friends of the Salmon River host a special presentation on Puzzle Lake Provincial Park, a completely unique place, resplendent with rare plant and animal life.
This show will be followed by the annual general meeting.
Puzzle Lake Provincial Park is located in the Salmon River watershed, a few miles south of Highway 7, between Tamworth and Arden. This area is an ANSI (Area of Natural & Scientific Interest) due to its diversity of upland and wetland habitats, and its abundance of provincially rare species and plant communities. This park is simply a fascinating place.
The Puzzle Lake area supports 16 provincially rare species: the highest known number of rarities found in an ANSI in eastern and central Ontario.
On a park outing, keep your eyes open for a five-lined skink, a Blanding’s turtle or a bald eagle.
The rugged, diverse terrain has created many unusual habitats that support this abundance of rare communities and species, including some found nowhere else in Canada.
The presentation by Corina Brdar, park ecologist, and Clark Richards, park superintendent, will highlight why it became a park, special features (such as scenic cliffs, bear oak communities and wetlands), species at risk (skinks, turtles, birds and more), and recreational activities, all accompanied by slides of the park.
Corina Brdar is the Southeast Zone Ecologist for Ontario Parks, including Puzzle Lake Park. She participated in the initial park planning work, the life science inventory, species at risk data for the park, and she continues the quest for new data. For personal recreation, she heads out on camping and canoe trips to – you guessed it – Puzzle Lake Park.
On October 7, the doors open at 6:30pm for coffee/refreshments, the show begins at 7 pm., and it’s followed by the Friends of the Salmon River AGM & elections to the board. The location is the Arden Community Centre at 5998 Arden Road (County Rd. 15).
All are welcome at no charge; donations are encouraged.
For more information, contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for an active learning experience. Participants will engage with their entire watershed AND acquire the tools for building a “Friends of River” group. The Friends of the Salmon River have provided stewardship for a decade in the Salmon watershed and wish to share this experience with others.
Help protect and nurture the Moira, Black, Skootamatta and Napanee River watersheds.
We are looking for more people from the upper Moira, Black, and Skootamatta watersheds to participate. Interested? Contact Susan Moore at 613-379-5958 and email@example.com OR Gray Merriam at 613-335-3589 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission is free and lunch is provided IF you register in advance. ASAP please.
At the workshop:
- Photo Display: canoeing the Napanee, Salmon and Moira Rivers.
- High resolution mapping of the watersheds provided by Quinte Conservation.
For fanatic birders and backyard birders – a chance to learn all about citizen bird projects from an expert and see a sensational slide show.
Mike Burrell is the Ontario Important Bird Areas Coordinator for Bird Studies Canada, Canada’s leading science-based bird conservation organization. Mike will share his passion on citizen science bird projects, including eBird Canada, Christmas Birds Count, Project FeederWatch, Breeding Bird Atlases, and more.
Citizen Science Bird Projects is on Thursday, March 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall on 11379 Highway 62 in Ivanhoe, Ontario.
50 Million Trees Program and MFTIP (Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program)
February 24 – Napanee
Information Evening for Landowners about two opportunities – Generous subsidies (very!) available from Trees Ontario for tree planting, plus big tax savings for a sustainably managed woodlot.
For program info, visit www.treesontario.ca
Steve Pitt, forester, can explain the programs and answer your questions.
7 – 9 pm. At Coffee Cravings at 86 John Street, in downtown Napanee.
What soil is made of, the do’s and don’ts of fertilizers and how to reduce the need for pesticides and chemicals. Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants
Titia Posthuma operates Ravensfield, a diversified farm which includes livestock and a one-acre intensive market garden.
Titia uses biodynamic techniques and has been selling organic produce at the Kingston Market since 1989.
St. Patrick’s School in Erinsville on Feb. 23 at 7 pm.
Landowner Workshops: Plant Trees
Tuesday, November 25, 7 to 9 p.m., CRCA, 1641 Perth Rd, Kingston
Wednesday, November 26, 7 to 9 p.m., Huntingdon Community Veterans Hall, 11379 Hwy 62, Ivanhoe
Thursday, November 27, 7 to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 57 Stella Crescent, Trenton
Are you interested in growing a healthy forest on your idle land? Attend one of the free landowner workshops hosted across the province throughout the year by Forests Ontario. Visit site for pre-registration: encouraged, but not essential.
Each workshop will offer information on forest management and stewardship, tree planting subsidies and other financial incentives for establishing and managing your forests. Presentations by forestry experts will include a variety of topics, such as:
- 50 Million Tree Program
- Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
- Windbreaks for working farms
- Tools for managing your new trees
- Invasive species
Mon, November 24, Close Encounters With Damsels and Darners
Monday, November 24, 7 to 9 p.m., Sills Auditorium, Bridge Street United Church, Belleville
Retired wildlife biologist, Robert Ferguson, will illustrate the beauty and diversity of the dragonflies of Hastings County, as captured in his stunning digital photographs. This is a meeting of the Quinte Field Naturalists. All are invited to attend.