Interpretive panels from the Giant’s Rib are waiting for visitors. Grey Sauble Conservation teamed up with the Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre to get the word out about the “Rib” (escarpment). Last year Chris Hamilton from the Giant’s Rib contact us to see if we would be interested in being part of a network of Centres along the Escarpment, providing information about the “The Rib”. Grey Sauble was eager to join in the network and offer information to over 30,000 visitors at Inglis Falls each year about the ancient seas, glaciers, The Bruce Trail and more! Don’t forget to check out the glacial pot holes when you visit, just a 10 minute hike east from the Discovery Centre. Visit http://www.giantsrib.ca/escarpment-discovery-centre-gets-a-facelift/ for more information about the Giants Rib Escarpment Education Network and Inglis Falls Discovery Centre video.
DO NOT MOVE FIREWOOD
The Emerald Ash Borer Working Group advises residents of, and visitors to, the Grey, Bruce, Saugeen, and Sauble areas to not move firewood.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a highly destructive insect pest of Ash trees. The greatest risk of spreading the EAB is through the movement of Ash forest products such as firewood and logs. A single piece of firewood can destroy a million trees. Everyone is encouraged to help slow the infestation to protect Ontario’s trees and forests. Do Not Move Wood.
If you own an Ash Tree that you would like to protect contact your local forestry professional or licensed arborist for treatment advice.
To learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer infestation visit www.inspection.gc.ca/pests.
This Public Service Announcement is from the Counties of Bruce and Grey, City of Owen Sound, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Parks Canada, and Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority. For more information or interviews, please contact:
Cam Bennett at Grey Sauble Conservation Authority 519 376-3076 ext 225 or
email email@example.com or
Anne Lennox at firstname.lastname@example.org 519-376-3076 ext.232
Donna Lacey at Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority – 519-369-7516
Kevin Predon at County of Bruce – 519-270-0748
Friends of Hibou are excited to continue working on the Boardwalk at the Hibou hiking trail with the help and support of a $2,000 grant from the Community Foundation Grey Bruce.
The Friends of Hibou were established in 2013 to help maintain and upgrade Hibou Conservation Area. This spring, Grey Sauble Conservation and the Friends of Hibou submitted an application to replace 200 ft of existing boardwalk at Hibou Conservation Area. The existing boardwalk is over 20 years old and is in need of replacement to maintain the wetland trails in a safe condition. The project is requesting funding to assist with purchasing materials for the boardwalk. The new boardwalk will be assembled and installed by Conservation staff and Friends of Hibou volunteers.
Just over four kilometres of trails are used by the general public and replacing the boardwalk will ensure the trail stays open and safe for visitors. Hibou also offers over 2 kilometers of shoreline to explore!!
For More Information about Community Foundation Grey Bruce, please contact:
Wendy Bachiu, Grant & Scholarship Co-ordinator
Established in 1994, Community Foundation Grey Bruce builds community vitality now and for future generations by encouraging endowment building and facilitating philanthropic partnerships within Grey and Bruce Counties. The Foundation provides grants to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations who in turn, provide necessary initiatives and services for the people of this region. Additionally, the Foundation provides leadership in identifying community issues and convening discussion.
Join us for our 1st “Earth Day Film Festival”!
Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation is hosting the “Earth Film Festival” – Explore, Excite & Engage your senses in experiencing 2 short films and the Feature Film of the John Muir Project, Mile …Mile and a Half. Join us at the Roxy Theatre on Thursday, April 28th to follow the footsteps of 13 friends took an adventure to travel 219 miles over 25 days that turned into 1 epic breathtaking adventure in Yosemite Park. Who is John Muir? John was a former Meaford resident and was an influential conservationists and father of the National Parks in North America.
We will also be showing 2 short films: Owen Sound’s Kevin Moyse and his “Breathtaking Drone Cinematography” featuring Niagara Escarpment properties in Grey & Bruce County, and “Nature is Speaking” – narrated by Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts and more!
During intermission, you can view Meaford Museum’s John Muir Collection that will be on display in the lobby of the Roxy Theatre.
Purchase your tickets at the Roxy Theatre at http://roxytheatre.ca/event/earth-film-festival/ or call them 519 371-2833 for $22.00.
Your ticket will be supporting the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in their fundraising efforts for the Conservation Project Fund to further the development of the Pottawatomi Hiking Trail near Jones Falls and the Environmental Awareness/Education Fund.
For more information about our Foundation, please contact email@example.com or 519 376-3076.
Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation
237897 Inglis Falls Road, R.R.#4
Owen Sound, Ontario