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Community Foundation Grey Bruce approves Grant for HIBOU Boardwalk

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.



Earth Film Festival on Thursday April 28th

Earth Film Festival on Thursday April 28th

 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 foundation@greysauble.on.ca or 519 376-3076.


Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation
237897 Inglis Falls Road, R.R.#4
Owen Sound, Ontario
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Hibou Conservation Area is OPEN. Grey Road 15 is closed between Owen Sound and Hibou Conservation Area which is currently accessible from the North via Leith.

Property Closures:

  • Indian Falls is closed due to flooding on the trails. 
  • Kemble Mountain Management Area (Compartment 71 & 73); Keppel Forest Management Area (Compartment 78); and Skinners Marsh-McNab Lake Management Area are closed for a scheduled forestry operations.
  • Please read Visiting Conservation Areas During COVID-19 for important info.

    Please note that we are currently operating at a temporarily reduced capacity while also experiencing a high number of applications and inquiries to our Environmental Planning Department at this time. Please use our contact form only for inquiries related to planning and development permits. Inquiries must include all requested information for a response by a planning staff member.


Please note that due to concerns regarding COVID-19, GSCA has closed its Administrative Office to the public.  During this time, some GSCA staff will be working remotely and may not have access to office phones.

Please utilize email or website contact forms (for planning and development permit related inquiries) as the most reliable way to reach our staff at this time.

Visit this link for more information about visiting properties during COVID-19.  Please visit this link for ongoing updates related to COVID-19.

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