Sep 1st, 2018
Orillia naturalist Bob Bowles examines a pine needle as he leads a class as part of the Ontario Master Naturalist Program, which he pioneered. Bowles is featured in a Nature Talks podcast. News release from Nature Conservancy of Canada The Nature Conservancy of Canada is bringing Canadians closer to ...
Aug 31st, 2018
From the Friends of the Simcoe Forests The FSF Corn roast is coming up quickly Local sweet corn is on its way to your mouth – thanks to Nicholyn Farms We are looking for people willing to help out. Corn shuckers – Table Sitters – Vendors of all Kinds (Yard sale – Baked ...
Aug 29th, 2018
Jim Wilson, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, meets with members of AWARE Essa and Friends of the Utopia Gristmill & Park in Angus in first step of consultation over proposed tree seed plant closing. -AWARE Essa photo Ontario ministers hear a new vision for the Ontario Tree Seed Facilit...
Aug 27th, 2018
David Crombie, chair of Ontario’s Greenbelt Council from the West Oro Ratepayers Association Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: St. Thomas Church (Shanty Bay) Guest Speaker: The Honourable David Crombie Chair, Ontario’s Greenbelt Council* Topic: ...
Aug 26th, 2018
Health Canada announces proposed decision to phase out Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam from the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association August 20 2018 Last year Health Canada proposed the phasing out of one of the popular neonicotinoids, Imidacloprid, based on risks to aquatic invertebrates. On Wednesday...
Aug 26th, 2018
From the Cheese Guy What A Song Swap Art House Social to raise funds for Friends of Simcoe Forests When Thursday August 30 2018 from 7 pm Where 77 Yonge Street South Elmvale Ontario. We will be behind the curtain in front of the Cheese Guy’s shoppe. — All are welcome to attend — L...
Aug 24th, 2018
Get your comments in to province before the August 31 2018 deadline AWARE News Network The Friends of Simcoe Forests are calling on citizens to express their concerns to the Ontario government about Simcoe County’s plan to house garbage, recycling, and organics facilities in the Freele Tract o...
Aug 9th, 2018
from Angela Bischoff Ontario Clean air Alliance Unsurprisingly, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has approved a ten-year extension to the aging Pickering Nuclear Station’s operating licence, meaning the plant could potentially operate until 2028. It took the CNSC less than five we...
Aug 9th, 2018
Friend of the forest: Beeton resident Neal Arbic -Metroland photo Town donating property to Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Residents who have watched over Beeton’s heritage forest for decades will continue to play an important role to ensure the property remains prot...
Aug 5th, 2018
From the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust On August 18th the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust will be going head-to-head with Phragmites Australis, an invasive grass that grows so thick that turtles become trapped and die. “It’s an extremely fast-growing, invasive, non-native grass,” says George Powe...