Saturday March 3: Park biologist at Couchiching Conservancy AGM
All are welcome at The Couchiching Conservancy’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday March 3 at ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Rd, Severn.
Doors open at 2 p.m. and the meeting will take place from 3 to 5 p.m.
Please join us to celebrate a successful year in local conservation that included the work of more than 300 volunteers, hundreds of donors and the acquisition of the 730-acre Black River property.
We will also welcome Philip Careless as our guest speaker. Careless is the park biologist for Ontario Parks and spent 10 years completing an undergrad in Ecology and M.Sc. in Entomology at the University of Guelph. Most of Careless’s winters are spent among the wild critters of South America and after 18 years working for Ontario Parks he now has the good fortune to serve as the biologist for Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. There is a high probability that when talking to Careless, he will have twigs, leaves, and/or insects in his pockets.
His topic will be “Wolves, Skinks and Carnivores Plants: Your Wildlands!” Nestled within Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park, The Couchiching Conservancy’s newest reserve – the Black River property – is at the heart of one of southern Canada’s most powerful biological engines. From the comfort of our seats we shall climb rock barrens and slog through fens in pursuit of the plants and animals in our last great southern wilderness.
Please visit our website to learn more or access pre-reading materials such as our annual report, financial statement and agenda.