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Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10 am – Town Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul Street, Port Hope.
Ontario Municipal Board Pre-hearing Conference – a review of the REM ENTECH’s proposed garbage incinerator project.

More information on this is available at: http://www.phr4mwr.ca/

A meeting relating to the ENTECH-REM application to build an incinerator in Port Hope. This is a "Pre-Hearing Conference", to be held by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The OMB is hearing an appeal by ENTECH-REM of the Municipal Council's decision to turn down the Company's application for the zoning change necessary to build the incinerator.

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7 pm – Ontario Street Theatre, 18 Ontario Street, Port Hope.
Wesleyville Village AGM –There will be a display beginning at 12 noon and then the stories (connected to the displays) will be heard after the short meeting. The fact that the village of Wesleyville is located just west of the Willow Beach Marsh, where WBFN originally met, is significant.

More information is available from Kathryn McHolm, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sue Stickley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Details for the outing on Sunday, March 8, 2015 – Algonquin Park Outing.
Meet at 7 a.m. at carpool lot at Phillips Rd. & Hwy. 28 in Port Hope for a full day outing
Leader: Katsu Sakuma
We will be looking for Boreal specialities such as Gray Jay and Boreal Chickadee. Don McLeod will be available to help us interpret tracks. Dress warmly and bring lunch.
Regarding the meeting place & time, please see the following itinerary.
Tim Horton's in Bancroft or at parking lot of Logging Museum would be good.
There are two Tim Horton's in Bancroft.
Please come to 234 Hasting St. North location.
For people who come from the Ottawa area, Logging Museum will be good but please make sure to stop at the East Gate to purchase a day permit ($16 per vehicle).
Please bring your own lunch.
 
07:00 Leave Port Hope
09:00-09:15 Rest in Bancroft (Tim Horton's, 234 Hasting St. North)
10:15 Purchase Daily Vehicle Permit at the East Gate (Km56)
10:20-11:30 Logging Museum hiking (1.3km flat loop outdoor exhibition, Km54.5)
11:45-12:15 Opeongo Road (Km
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Visitor Centre (Km43)
13:45-15:15 Hiking at Spruce Bog Boardwalk (1.5km flat loop trail, some sections are boardwalk, Km42.5)
15:30-19:00 Return to Port Hope.
Snow shoes may be better, depends on the snow conditions on the hiking trail.
 
For other hiking trail info, please refer to the following site.
Algonquin Provincial Park - Interpretive Walking Trails
 
Webcam Live view from the visitor centre
Algonquin Provincial Park - Algonquin Park Live Webcam
 
 
Thank you.
Katsu Sakuma
Cell (iPhone): 905-376-5120

Sunday, March 8, 2015 – Algonquin Park Outing.
Meet at 7 a.m. at carpool lot at Phillips Rd. & Hwy. 28 in Port Hope for a full day outing
Leader: Katsu Sakuma
We will be looking for Boreal specialities such as Gray Jay and Boreal Chickadee. Don McLeod will be available to help us interpret tracks. Dress warmly and bring lunch.

March 14-15 Presqu’ile Provincial Park – 39th Annual Waterfowl Weekend, 10am to 4pm
Volunteers are at viewing stations ready to help you see and identify up to 25 species of ducks, geese and swans. Children’s activities, photo and art displays, BBQ, Gift Shop. Bushnell rep on site. Bushnell raffle. $10.00/vehicle entrance fee.

For more information contact David Bree, Sr. Natural Heritage Education Leader,
at the numbers below.

613 475-4324 ext 225 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 7 p.m. - Keeler Centre, 80 Division Street, Colborne.

Speaker - Marg Fleming, renowned botanist and horticultural teaching master.

Topic - Creating Native and Pollinator Gardens.

Join the Lone Pine Marsh Land Trust for this informative talk on creating native and pollinator gardens. Participate in a seed exchange! Bring your favourites and swap with others.

For complete details visit their website at www.lonepinemarsh.ca.