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June 2019

Invasive Plants Walk

June 8 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, 2216 County Road 28
Port Hope, L1A 3V8 Canada
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Do you think you could tell the difference between Queen Anne’s Lace and Wild Parsnip? If you found a patch of Giant Hogweed, would you know where to report it? Learn this and much more during an informative and educational walk through the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority's (GRCA) Millennium Conservation Area with GRCA’s Watershed Biologist. There is no cost to attend this event, but pre-registration is required by calling the GRCA at 905.885.8173.

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Rice Lake Plains Butterfly Count

June 22 @ 8:30 am5:15 pm
Alderville Black Oak Savanna, 8467 Northumberland County Rd 18
Roseneath, Ontario K0K 2X0 Canada
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Get to know some of the winged wonders at the Rice Lake Plains’ unique grassland and savannah habitats! Your butterfly observations will contribute to a better understanding of the biodiversity in this area, and help to identify where butterfly conservation efforts are needed most. This will be an official North American Butterfly Association event presented by the Rice Lake Plains Partnership. Register Here!

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July 2019

Kids, Cops & Canadian Tire Fishing Derby

July 5 @ 9:00 am1:00 pm
Port Hope East Marina, 125 Mill St S
Port Hope, Ontario L1A 2S8 Canada
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For 8 years, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) has been partnering with the Municipality of Port Hope, Ontario Parks & Rec and the Port Hope Police Service to host this annual fun fishing derby for children ages 17 & under. Stay tuned for more details!

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LAKE OF THE BURNING PLAINS: Alderville Black Oak Savanna

July 18 @ 10:30 am12:30 pm
Alderville Black Oak Savanna, 8467 Northumberland County Rd 18
Roseneath, Ontario K0K 2X0 Canada
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The Alderville First Nation Black Oak Savanna is situated on the edge of the Oak Ridges Moraine near the southern shores of Rice Lake. The area is home to the largest intact tract of native tallgrass prairie and oak savanna habitat left within the Rice Lake Plains. Learn about the conservation efforts used to maintain and protect this rare habitat and its biodiversity. Event offered in partnership with Alderville Black Oak Savanna and the Quinte Field Naturalists.REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Maximum 30…

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August 2019

Learn to Fish Day

August 10 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
Garden Hill Conservation Area, Ganaraska Road 9
Port Hope, Ontario L0A 1B0 Canada
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$15

Join Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority's (GRCA) Watershed Biologist for a fun and educational morning learning how to fish. You’ll walk away knowing how to rig, bait and cast a fishing rod, identify local fish species, and fish safely and sustainably.If you have your own fishing gear, please bring it; otherwise, equipment can be borrowed through Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunter’s TackleShare Program which will be on-site. The fee to participate in this event is $15.00 + HST. Spaces are…

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Plugs for the Prairies: Barr

August 16 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Barr Property, 101-335 Russ Creek Rd
Warkworth, Ontario K0K 3K0 Canada
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Help restore native prairie habitat to the Rice Lake Plains! Historically, the area was dominated by massive black and white oak, thriving switchgrass and big bluestem, and a diverse range of wildflowers. Today, these natural environments are badly fragmented and overgrown with non-native species. Give this globally rare habitat an edge on its competition by planting native vegetation on the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Barr Property. If you’re interested in carpooling with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here. Happy travels! Questions?Contact Val Deziel, Coordinator, Conservation Biology: val.deziel@natureconservancy.ca

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Plugs for the Prairies: Hazel Bird – Part 3

August 22 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Hazel Bird Nature Reserve, 4639 Robson Rd
Baltimore, Ontario K0K 1C0 Canada
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Help restore native prairie habitat to the Rice Lake Plains! Historically, the area was dominated by massive black and white oak, thriving switchgrass and big bluestem, and a diverse range of wildflowers. Today, these natural environments are badly fragmented and overgrown with non-native species. Give this globally rare habitat an edge on its competition by planting native vegetation at the Hazel Bird Nature Reserve. Questions?Contact Val Deziel, Coordinator, Conservation Biology: val.deziel@natureconservancy.ca

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Plugs for the Prairies: Hazel Bird – Part 4

August 23 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Hazel Bird Nature Reserve, 4639 Robson Rd
Baltimore, Ontario K0K 1C0 Canada
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Help restore rare prairie habitat to the Rice Lake Plains! Historically, the Rice Lake Plains were covered with tall grass prairies and oak savannah, which were dominated by massive black and white oak, grasses like big bluestem and switchgrass thrived and a diverse range of wildflowers blossomed. Today, the oak savannah and tall grass prairie of the Rice Lake Plains are badly fragmented and overgrown with non-native species. Help give this globally rare habitat a comeback by helping us plant…

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BOTANICAL WONDERS: Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area

August 24 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm
Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area, 1331 Pinewood School Rd.
Castleton, Ontario K0K 1M0 Canada
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Explore a variety of ecological communities including one of eastern Ontario’s finest trout streams, remnant prairie, oak savanna, a portion of a provincially significant wetland, and mature mixed forest on top of an esker. Event offered in partnership with the Field Botanists of Ontario. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register with Ewa Bednarczuk, Ecology & Stewardship Specialist, at ewa.bednarczuk@LTC.on.ca, or 613-394-3915 x 252.For more information contact Lower Trent Conservation at 613-394-4829, or by email at information@LTC.on.caDonations gratefully accepted to help us continue to…

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September 2019

Plugs for the Prairies: Van Hove Part 3

September 6 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Van Hove Evens Property, 560-108 Red Cloud School Rd.
Warkworth, Ontario K0K 3K0 Canada
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Help restore rare prairie habitat to the Rice Lake Plains! Historically, the Rice Lake Plains were covered with tallgrass prairie and oak savannah, which were dominated by massive black and white oak. Native grasses like big bluestem and switchgrass thrived and a diverse range of wildflowers blossomed. Today, the oak savannah and tallgrass prairie of the Rice Lake Plains are fragmented and overgrown with non-native species. Help give this globally rare habitat a comeback by planting native prairie species on…

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