Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

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Nature day camp on PA Days

Ausable Bayfield Conservation plans to host “rain, snow, or shine” nature day camps on three Professional Activity Day (PA Day) Fridays this autumn: on September 28; November 2; and December 7.
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Owl Prowl on November 3

Ausable Bayfield Conservation hosts the annual Owl Prowl event at Morrison Dam Conservation Area, east of Exeter, on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
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Hundreds at turtle release

A fun learning event for the public, to observe the release of turtle hatchlings back into the wild, keeps growing. There were 925 people who attended the third year of the turtle release event, held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Morrison Dam Conservati
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More than 200 at open houses

More than 200 people attended two public information open houses, about shoreline management, held in Thedford and Zurich in August of 2018. Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) hosted the first open house on Saturday, August 11 in Thedford and
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Tree order form online

Tree planting crews, working with local landowners and other partners, planted more than 56,000 trees this past spring, achieving Ausable Bayfield Conservation’s highest spring total in ten years. Local landowners will be helping to build on that succes
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Bob Down donates to bridge

Another generous community member has made a platinum-level donation to Jones Bridge, a new pedestrian bridge to be built on the South Huron Trail. Bob Down, of the Exeter area, is the latest person to make a donation at this level to help make the commun
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Golf tourney raises $6,000

The South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament on August 27, 2018 raised more than $6,000 towards a new pedestrian trail bridge on the South Huron Trail.
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Car show September 15, 2018

Arkona Lions and Lioness clubs host the Bruce Redman Antique Car Show on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at scenic Rock Glen Conservation Area, 8680 Rock Glen Road, Arkona, Ontario, Canada.
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Jr. Conservationist Column

Ellen Glavin, University of Guelph student from Mt. Carmel area, learned about plants, animals working on wetlands, other conservation projects.
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Turtle release event August 30

The Third Annual Turtle Hatchling Release turtle information event takes place at Morrison Dam Conservation Area, 2 km east of Exeter, at 71108 Morrison Line, south of Highway 83, on Thursday, August 30, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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Third Annual Turtle Release

You are invited to the Third Annual Turtle Release Event on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Morrison Dam Conservation Area (Morrison Lake) at 71108 Morrison Line, 2 km east of Exeter, south of Highway 83.
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Morrison Dam is 60

Sixty years ago, local partners created Morrison Dam and Morrison Dam Reservoir (Morrison Lake) east of Exeter. Morrison Reservoir is one of the only inland lakes in the area.
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Lions donate $15,000 to bridge

The Exeter Lions Club has donated $15,000 to the campaign to make the community safer and more active with a new pedestrian trail bridge on the South Huron Trail. The Exeter Lions Club commitment has helped the campaign to build Jones Bridge to surpass $2
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Grants for Ausable landowners

Landowners in the Ausable River Watershed now have a new opportunity to improve local habitat thanks to 2018-2019 funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada.
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New rain garden in Hensall

About 50 students from Bluewater Coast Elementary in Hensall planted approximately 450 plants at a rain garden at Thompsons Limited in Hensall on Friday, June 15, 2018. This garden will protect and improve water quality by capturing runoff from surroundin
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Generous bridge donors

The Pedestrian Trail Bridge Community Working Group held a brief ceremony on June 5, 2018 to honour the early Platinum and Gold level donors who have kick-started the community project to build Jones Bridge on the South Huron Trail.
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56,000 trees planted

Tree planters at Ausable Bayfield Conservation have planted more than 56,000 trees in the spring of 2018. This is the highest single-year total for spring tree plantings by staff in the watershed in the past ten years.
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New South Huron Trail Mobile

The South Huron Trail Mobile rides again. People with limited mobility can once again experience nature on the South Huron Trail thanks to the purchase of a new South Huron Trail Mobile.
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$1,000 Student Award

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF) is offering a $1,000 Student Environment Award for a graduating secondary school student or a student enrolled in university or college.
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New Chair, Vice Chair for ABCA

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Board of Directors elected George Irvin as the new Chair and Doug Cook as the new Vice Chair at the monthly board meeting held on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
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Well water stewardship survey

Do you own or use a private water well? A survey on well water stewardship invites you to add your voice to a province-wide conversation about what you use your well water for, what you think about your well water, and how you protect your well water.
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Bayfield rain garden grants

Bayfield residents have a chance to protect their lake, make their properties even more beautiful, and get grants to do it – by planting rain gardens.
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Be aware around coast, bluffs

Lake levels are the highest they have been in years. These higher-than-average lake levels, combined with rain, high winds and wave action lead to erosion at the base of the bluffs and an increase in gully erosion in some areas. This in turn can lead to r
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Dinner raises close to $50,000

The 29th Conservation Dinner took place in Exeter on April 12, 2018. This year’s Dinner was another success, raising close to $50,000 in net proceeds for community projects, according to the Dinner Committee.

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