2014 Sanctuary Rejuvenation Project
"GET ON BOARD"
Help Us Restore the Boardwalk Experience
Dates to Remember.....
Next monthly meeting January 10, 2015 10:00 a.m. at Visitor Centre
Christmas potluck at Visitor Centre (by invitation) December 13th at 2:00 p.m., potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP by December 1st to 613-534-8155 or info@
Winter program opens January 3rd 2015 and runs until March 29th, 2015.
February 7th, and
Family Day: February 16th; open 12:00-4:00
March Break: March 16-20th; open 12:00-4:00 p.m. (Check back for activities)
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Parade Day in Morrisburg
It was a fun time in the Morrisburg Christmas Parade for the Friends of the Sanctuary. Girl guides and Sparks from Long Sault helped us by handing out candy to crowds of children and adults along the route. Click here to view some pictures from the day.
Thanks a million....
Mother Nature struck fear in our hearts on Saturday as volunteers prepared for Nature & Wildlife Day 2014, but she brought the sunshine on Sunday and despite cooler temperatures,we welcomed 800+ visitors to the Sanctuary on October5, 2014.
With activities including wildlife shows, exhibitors, bird house building, arts & craft vendors, food tent, carp tank, horse shows and face painting there was no shortage of interesting things to entertain visitors of all ages.
The task of pulling off an event of this magnitude could not possibly be accomplished without the help of members of the Friends, local businesses, volunteers, partner organizations and clubs, and the communities of S.D.&G. To all of these groups and individuals 'the Friends' extend a heartfelt Thank you!
Winter is right around the corner, so buff up your skis and snowshoes and get ready to join us out on the trails for the Winter Program. Did you know that you can ski any day of the week, not just when the Interpretative Centre is open? The dates have been set for moonlight events so mark you calendars for January 3rd, February 7th and March 7th.
And please.....we all love our pets but we would appreciate if you kept them OFF the ski trails. Not only is it expensive to have the trails groomed but the deep ruts caused by dogs (primarily) result in dangerous skiing conditions.
What's happening at the Sanctuary.....
With donations like this one the boardwalk replacement is a sure thing....
The Friends of the Sanctuary would like to thank H.B. White Canada and in particular their Site Superintendent Rory Buchan for the kind donation of approximately 4-6 pickup truck loads of 4x4x8 foot long lumber or around 450 timbers. Shown in the picture are the volunteers who went to the Ingleside solar installation site to load and deliver the lumber to the Sanctuary for storage. This lumber will be used for many purposes in support of our 'Get on Board' campaign.
*Check out some spectacular photos taken by Brian Morin. The swans were seen at the sanctuary and the snowy owl was seen on the St. Lawrence Parkway. See our Birding Page to have a peek.
* Enjoy birding tales written by our resident expert 'The Bird Lady' with Madeline Van der Zweep
* Bird Observation Reports from ebird Canada and a Field trip Report, written by Wayne Grubert, who belongs to a Montreal-based birding club.
click here to read the full reports...