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Conservation Through Education

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Spring Volunteer Weekend, June 11-12

Once again, volunteers from across Ontario will be coming here to do various nature park projects on the weekend of June 11-12. We hope that you will be able to join us!

Projects will be quite weather dependent, but may include: bridge construction, fencing the slider pond, building the outdoor wood turtle pond, continuing construction of the main pond viewing/teaching platform, firewood stacking, exotic vegetation removal, and lots of other fun stuff. There are some indoor projects, too, in case it rains, though if the weather forecast looks really bad we may postpone the event until June 25-26.

We expect to get started fairly early on Saturday, around 9:00, though depending upon driving distances some will arrive later. And you don't have to come for the whole weekend- some people only come for the Saturday, or just Sunday afternoon, etc. We have lots of room for tents, and possibly even a couple of beds available!

Last fall, for the first time, we had all of the food for the weekend donated by local restaurants (Swiss Chalet, Theo's, and Tops Pizza) and stores (No Frills), so we hope to be as successful this spring! Donations of food (and anything else) are always welcome!

And, of course, there will be the ever-popular Saturday night pool party, so don't forget your bathing suit!

If you aren't familiar with our plans to convert the property into a conservation education centre focused on Ontario's reptiles, amphibians, and fish, check out the Scales Nature Park link on the left side menu of this page to see some more details and some pictures, including some from previous volunteer weekends.

Please let me know if you are interested in participating, and feel free to pass on the invitation to anyone you think might be interested in helping out.

Posted by Jeff Hathaway at 8:59 AM | Comments (0)  

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