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Cleanup & Planting at Lost Bay Nature Reserve with Ontario Nature

Join us for a day of cleaning up rubbish and restoring native habitat at Lost Bay Nature Reserve.

Located in the Frontenac Arch, Lost Bay serves as a critical habitat connecting Algonquin Park to Adirondack Park in the United States. This cleanup will give participants an opportunity to help restore the vast mixed woodlands and extensive wetlands that make up this magnificent property.

In the morning participants will help remove small pieces of rubbish from the site, followed by lunch at 12:30pm. The afternoon will consist of distributing seeds of native plant species in order to prevent colonization of invasive species in this disturbed habitat.

Provided: Trash pickers, garbage bags, gloves, brown bag lunch (sandwich, snacks)

To Bring: Come prepared to spend the day outdoors. Please bring a re-fillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and sturdy, closed-toed footwear. Water will be provided for you to re-fill your water bottle throughout the day. (Optional: knee pad).

Come out and help restore this mixed woodland forest in the Frontenac arch with Ontario Nature!

To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cleanup-planting-with-ontario-nature-tickets-37501031595

We would like to thank the government of Ontario (Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program) for making this event possible.

How to grow native plants to help protect pollinators

Credit: Colleen Dempster

Growing native wildflowers from seed is fun and rewarding. It beautifies your backyard in an ecologically-friendly way and can be done for little start-up cost and maintenance! Here are five simple steps you can take to turn your native wildflower seeds into a backyard oasis for yourself and the wildlife that visits.

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Expanding and improving habitat along Bauman Creek: a cold-water stream restoration story


The channelized portion of Bauman Creek immediately downstream of Blair Road in Cambridge, where the water first enters Blair Flats. Credit: J. McDonald

With the support of the Loblaw Water Fund, rare undertook a restoration of Bauman Creek, a cold water stream located on rare property.

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