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Willow Beach Field Naturalists meet on the last Friday of every month from September to May (except for the month of December).

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A Low Carbon Future For Canada: Making It Real

Sustainable Cobourg invites you to the third in their 2016 Speaker Series, “A Low Carbon Future For Canada: Making It Real.” Guest speaker Ralph Torrie, who has been on the forefront of sustainable energy futures thinking for nearly 40 years, will summarize current understanding of what it would take to make the transition to a sustainable, low carbon energy future. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Please join them on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 2016, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), at Go Green Together, 739 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg.

Admission is free. For more information, check out Sustainable Cobourg’s website,, or contact Gigi Ludorf-Weaver, 905-269-9355, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. – Grafton Public School

The Nawautin Sanctuary Association is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Michael Mesure, Founder & Executive Director of FLAP (Fatal Light Awareness Program).

Admission is by a minimum donation of $2.00 at the door.

For more information, contact David Bryson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also, see webpage, and on Facebook, search for ‘Fatal Light Awareness Program’.

Sunday, April 3, 2016 – Birding outing to the Nature Conservancy of Canada Boes Property east of Brighton
Leader – Roger Frost

Meet at commuter parking lot at Cty. Rd. 45 and 401 at 8:15 a.m. or at the Boes Property at 9 a.m. Directions: Take Hwy. 401 to Cty. Rd. 30 exit at Brighton. Turn south on Cty. Rd. 30 into Brighton. Continue past Cty. Rd. 2, south on Prince Edward St. Prince Edward St. becomes Cty. Rd. 64 east of Brighton. Follow Cty. Rd. 64 to the intersection of Boes Rd. The property is immediately south of this intersection. Park on the shoulder.

Friday, April 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Cobourg Public Library (This is the “March” meeting, shifted to avoid Easter weekend) 
Speaker: Dr. John Oyston; Topic: Native Plants - Beautiful, Important, Threatened

For over 10 years John has been working to restore native species and habitat to a 101 acre property overlooking Rice Lake. He will talk about how he has re-established a section of tallgrass prairie habitat, and reintroduced over 100 species of native trees and shrubs, while waging a battle against aggressive invasive species.