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Coastal Video Posted

Video of April 20 presentation is now available. Dr. Robin Davidson-Arnott, Coastal processes expert speaks to ABCA Board of Directors.
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Native plants added to sale

The Bayfield Garden Club is hosting its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The club is adding native plants to the selection this year.

Public open houses in June

People interested in shoreline management in Ausable Bayfield watersheds are invited to attend public information open houses to be held on two Saturdays in June of 2017. Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is hosting the two events. The first

Huron supports water projects

The County of Huron announced it will provide $400,000 in funding support this year for projects in Huron County that project local water quality. County landowners, residents and community groups have completed more than 2,236 projects since 2004 thanks
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Award for Hensall's Evan Krebs

Melissa Prout, a conservation educator with Ausable Bayfield Conservation, presents the Conservation Award for the Huron-Perth Sci-Tech Encounters Regional Science and Inventors’ Fair, 2017, to Evan Krebs, of Hensall.
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Patrols to prevent vandalism

Community members have volunteered to keep an eye on the South Huron, especially in the evenings and report suspicious activity. "I'm hoping that this increased public presence on the trail will deter any future offences," said Kate Monk.
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Canada's 150th at Dinner

A giant flag of Canada and a finely-detailed 14-foot-wide ice sculpture, with a Canadian theme, greeted the crowd at the 28th Conservation Dinner.
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Dinner early bird prizes

Early Bird Draw prize winners winners are Shannon Hrudka, of J. M. R. Electric Ltd., and Craig Horlor, of Dark Horse Estate Winery Inc. Each prize is for $125 worth of gas thanks to a generous donation from Dave Moore Fuels Ltd. of Exeter.
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Fifty at rain garden workshop

About 50 people came to the Bayfield Town Hall on a rainy Saturday morning in March to learn about rain gardens and how to construct them. The workshop was held on March 25, 2017. “We had a great turnout for this workshop,” said Hope Brock, Healthy Wa
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Local craft brew at Dinner

Local craft beer from Varna's Stone House Brewing Company, Huron County's Original Brewery, featured at Conservation Dinner on April 6, 2017 at South Huron Recreation Centre in Exeter.
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Service awards for volunteers

Norman Eckel, an Exeter man and volunteer driver of the South Huron Trail Mobile for people with limited mobility, and Mark Lowenstine, a Denfield-area man who helps with many water quality monitoring activities, are recipients of Ontario Volunteer Servic
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25 years for Ag and Water Fest

What do you get when you mix water and agriculture and hundreds of local students? The 2017 Huron Perth Agriculture and Water Festival - Celebrating 25 years!
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Speaker says Love Great Lakes

Harmful plastic pollution can be denser in the Great Lakes than in oceans, more than 60 people heard at a conservation awards event on March 16, 2017.
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Award winners van der Laans

The Conservationist of the Year Award winners in Ausable Bayfield watersheds are described as a couple who have given back to their watershed community for many years. Mels and Ruthanne van der Laan live on McEwen Drive, RR 3 Denfield, Ontario.
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Dark Horse wines at Dinner

The Conservation Dinner Committee has announced that wines from Dark Horse Estate Winery Inc., near Grand Bend, are to be featured at the 28th Conservation Dinner gala charitable auction event on April 6, 2017 at South Huron Recreation Centre at 94 Victor
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Flood warning maps could help

Flood warning zone maps could assist municipalities in notifying people, living in areas where flooding is the worst, during a severe flooding event. Emergency coordinators heard this at a Flood Emergency Planning Meeting hosted by Ausable Bayfield Conser
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New Chair, Vice Chair for ABCA

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) elected a new Chair and Vice Chair at the Annual Meeting held on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Burkhard Metzger, of the Municipality of Central Huron, was elected as the new Chairman. George Irvin, of the Muni

Funds support Ausable River

Landowners along the Ausable River have a chance to receive on-the-ground technical and grant support with new funding for habitat stewardship projects.
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Spring water awareness locally

Flood events in this area in January reminded us that streams and rivers rise to high levels and flow at high speeds as snow and ice melt. Some local areas flood to some degree each spring. Conservation educators say these are some of the reasons they del
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Maple tree photo contest

To help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation, Ausable Bayfield Conservation is holding a photo contest this year to feature the maple tree. The maple tree has played major role in Canada's history and the maple remains symbol.
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Iceculture is feature artist

The Conservation Dinner Committee has announced Iceculture, Inc., Hensall, Ontario as the featured artist at the gala fundraising dinner to be held at the South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter on April 6, 2017.
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Port Franks turtle fencing

Turtles are hibernating right now but there has been lots of recent action to protect turtles along Outer Drive in Port Franks. The Municipality of Lambton Shores, Animex Fencing, Eco-Kare International, and Ausable Bayfield Conservation joined in a proje
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Prout leadership awards emcee

Exeter-area native Tom Prout was invited to be master of ceremonies at the Latornell Leadership Awards on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Prout spoke before more than 1,000 delegates at the Latornell Conservation Symposium, in Alliston, about the importance o
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Nominate for Conservationist

Ausable Bayfield Conservation has celebrated seven decades of partnerships (1946 to 2016) in its 70th anniversary year. The local conservation authority, for more than 30 of those years, has honoured local Conservationists of the Year. The annual award re
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Family Day WinterFest 2017

This popular winter festival takes place on Holiday Monday, February 20, 2017. Winter may have seemed like a long way away, during the warm first half of November, but community partners had already met to start the plans for fun, family-friendly activiti
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