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New Water and Planning Manager

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) hires new Manager of Water and Planning Geoffrey Cade, former Water and Planning Supervisor, assumes managerial position to replace Alec Scott, who is retiring from Water and Planning Manager position at ABC
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Soil book author speaks Dec 13

David R. Montgomery is presenting in Sarnia on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 134 Brock Street South and in Clinton, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the Huron County Soil and Crop Improvement Association (HSCIA) Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Tickets available for Dinner

The committee organizing the 2018 Conservation Dinner gala charitable auction says tickets are now available in time for the Christmas season.
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Family Day WinterFest returns

The Family Day WinterFest South Huron organizing committee is pleased to announce the popular winter festival is returning in 2018. Past Chair George Finch, who has organized the family-friendly event since 2011, has handed over the reins to new Co-Chairs
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Taylor, Beckett Dinner Chairs

The Conservation Dinner Committee has selected Larry Taylor and Jim Beckett as Co-Chairs of the 2018 gala charitable auction event to be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The two volunteers said they were honoured to be chosen.
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Soil book author speaks Dec 13

The author of Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, David R. Montgomery, is a guest speaker at the Huron County Soil and Crop Improvement Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The AGM event takes place a
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Owls make appearance at event

About 200 people attended the popular annual Owl Prowl on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Morrison Dam Conservation Area east of Exeter. Those who took part met live owls brought in from Conservation Halton’s Mountsberg Raptor Centre. Most of the people o
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Gord Miller in Thedford

The former Ontario Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, is to speak in Thedford (south of Grand Bend) on Friday, October 20, 2017. His topic is what we can do about the climate crisis. He is featured at the Earth Rises II event. It takes place at the
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Earth Rises II in Thedford

In Thedford, free admission, on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Legacy Recreation Centre, 16 Allen Street, is Earth Rises II - Think Global, Act Local Now!, featuring Gord Miller, former Ontario Environmental Commissioner.
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Beach cleanup honoured Brandon

The Bayfield and area community honoured the memory of Brandon J. Lemieux by taking part in a beach cleanup on September 16, 2017.
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550 attend turtle release

Organizers estimate 550 people attended the second turtle hatchling release event at Morrison Dam Conservation Area east of Exeter on Thursday, August 31, 2017. People of all ages came from far and wide for the turtle release event. They came from as far
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Golf tourney raises $5,000

The winning team at the 12th South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament, held at Ironwood Golf Club east of Exeter, on August 28, 2017 was (from left to right in photo) Steve Thomas; Jim DeBlock; Craig Hebert; and Bob Illman. They are shown accepting bu
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Student award winner

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF) presents a $1,000 Student Environmental Award each year. The Foundation announced that the 2017 winner is Marina Lather, of Centralia.

Seeking committee applicants

A local source protection authority has issued a notice calling for applications to fill three vacant seats on a committee that is protecting municipal sources of drinking water.
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Donation to trail development

Donna Jones, of Exeter, has donated $25,000, in loving memory of her late husband, Ted Jones, towards future development of the South Huron Trail. She presented the donation along the South Huron Trail, at Morrison Dam Conservation Area, on Friday, July 2
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Increase in cover crops

Cover crops are turning heads in Huron County, whether it's a crop no one has seen before, or it's a colourful field with sunflowers or crimson clover. The County of Huron is helping agricultural producers to adopt these new practices to conserve soil.
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Pedestrian bridge donation

Donna Jones, of Exeter, has donated $50,000 towards the community project to construct a new pedestrian bridge along Morrison Line, on the South Huron Trail. The bridge is to be called Jones Bridge and it is dedicated by Donna Jones, in loving memory of T
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220 attend shoreline events

Approximately 220 people showed their interest in the local shoreline by attending two shoreline management public information open houses in June of 2017. The events took place in Zurich and Thedford.
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Suggest 2018 feature artist

The Conservation Dinner has honoured 21 local artists as feature artists over the 28-year history of the gala charitable auction event. The Dinner Committee is already at work planning ahead for the 29th Conservation Dinner in 2018. The community committe
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Golf tourney Monday, Aug 28

Organizers of the Twelfth South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament say this year’s charitable FUNdraising golf tourney will begin half an hour earlier. The charity event takes place Monday, August 28, 2017 at Ironwood Golf Club east of Exeter. The s
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Maple150 photo contest winner

A photo by Bonnie Sitter, of Exeter, is the winning entry in the Maple150 photo contest. The photo is an autumn scene of the bright red Sugar Maples along Bannockburn Line, north of Mill Road near Varna.
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New planning, regulation staff

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) has announced that it has hired Daniel King as the new Regulations Coordinator and it is promoting Meghan Tydd-Hrynyk to the position of Planning and Regulations Officer.

Rain garden in Clinton

We need your help to plant a rain garden in Clinton! The Municipality of Central Huron, in partnership with Ausable Bayfield Conservation, is planting a new rain garden to deal with water running off of land during storms. More than 500 plants need to go
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Great Lakes funding

There is continued financial support in 2017 for positive actions in the Lake Huron southeast shores watersheds through the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative (GLASI) Priority Subwatershed Project (PSP).

Video on shoreline protection

New video to share presentation on shoreline protection structures. Coastal engineer presents about shoreline protection structures to ABCA Board. Coastal engineer Fiona Duckett, M.Sc., P. Eng., of W. F. Baird and Associates Coastal Engineers Ltd., prese
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