Ontario Nature's 81st AGM and Gathering
Thanks to everyone who joined us at our 81st Annual General Meeting and gathering on June 8-10, 2012 in the Frontenac Arch.
The gathering brough together scientists and expert naturalists to lead workshops, talks and field trips as well as outings to Frontenac Park, St. Lawrence Islands National Park, Queens University Biological Station and Ontario Nature’s own Lost Bay Nature Reserve on the eastern arm of Lake Gananoque.
Nature Workshops – Participants enjoyed a hands-on experience learning from the experts about wasps, weeds, bats, threats to native crayfish, mussels and snails, how to locate reptiles and amphibians, and much more! Click here for more information.
Field Trips – A day at the Frontenac Arch with leading naturalists exploring some of the richest plant and animal diversity in Canada. Outings included a canoe trip at Ontario Nature’s Lost Bay Nature Reserve, a geological expedition on Hill Island, and guided hikes among the area’s diverse flora and fauna at St. Lawrence Provincial Park, and Queen’s University Biological Station. Click here for more information.
Ontario Nature Conservation Awards – Click here to see the 2011 winners.
Photos of the 2012 AGM & Gathering
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Ontario Nature's 80th AGM and Gathering
Fostering the next generation of environmental stewards
Thank you for celebrating nature and eight decades of conservation with us at the Ganaraska Forest Centre on June 11 – 12, 2011. We are proud of the accomplishments of our many supporters and the Nature Network. Together we are the voice for conservation in Ontario. Here’s to another 80 years of protecting wild species and wild spaces.
Click here to read about the 2010 Conservation Award winners.
Thank you to our sponsors who made the AGM possible.
Click here to see the event program-at-a-glance.
Photos of the 2011 AGM
Ontario Nature's 79th AGM and Gathering
Exploring our Watersheds
AGM group photo; CREDIT: Michael Wynia
The International Year of Biodiversity was the theme of our 79 th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lambton County, Ontario, a well-attended event where our members and supporters celebrated biological diversity and discussed how best to protect Ontario’s wild species and spaces. We also recognized excellence through our annual conservation awards that honoured individuals, groups and corporations who have worked to protect nature over the past year.
The AGM was co-hosted with Carolinian Canada. Together, we held numerous workshops on wildlife and landscape conservation along with local excursions with expert guides. In addition, participants had opportunity to explore Lampton County’s unique natural and aquatic features, a region rich in biodiversity with more than 60 species at risk, 300 provincial rarities and a large network of significant natural areas.
Guest speaker Gord Miller, Environmental Commission of Ontario, opened the event with an excellent talk, “Re-casting a vision for biodiversity in Ontario.”
Photos of the 2010 AGM