Congratulations to 4 Elements Living Arts for their great Elemental Festival in Kagawong with weekend. Manitoulin Streams was able to participate in the events with a presentation on our Kagawong restoration projects on Friday night and providing educational stream tours along the river on Saturday. Sharing some pictures that we took and some pictures from 4 Elements Living Arts and Michael Belmore’s new granite rock carving of a turtle.
Thank you Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute for inviting us to the M’Chigeeng Fall Harvest! Another successful event!
What a sight down at the mouth of the Mindemoya River! We were able to dredge the week of September 8th. There were a lot of fish waiting for us to open it up and move upstream to spawn.
Thank you to the MNRF for the work permit and operating the dam water flows, and, Central Manitoulin for providing the backhoe and operator.
Another successful project for Manitoulin Streams. This large public tourist area in Kagawong located near the mouth of the river is a prime example of dedication and hard work. Many thanks to all our funders, volunteers and staff. A special note of thanks to Michael Belmore for his beautiful art bolder work and time with us as a volunteer planting trees!
Trees have arrived for the Kagawong River project. We are looking at finishing up the construction at the site and will be looking for volunteers (depending on when the machinery is cleared off the site) between Wednesday and Friday this week. I will confirm the date on our Facebook Page and hope we can get volunteers to help out with planting trees along the riparian area.
We do have shovels and gloves but if anyone can bring their own with them we’d appreciate it so others will have a chance to help out as well. Please keep an eye out for the dates on our site!
A big hats off to Dawn Dawson and the Agriculture Society for pulling off an amazing event. This was the 132nd Providence Bay Fair. Manitoulin Streams had a display the entire weekend and was kept extremely busy. It’s amazing how far people travel to come to this fair and the ability we have for community and tourist outreach.
A very busy Saturday at this years White Tail Deer Show put on by Assiginack Township. This day kept Sue Meert of Manitoulin Streams busy educating on deer save protocol, stream rehabilitation, invasive species and selling tickets, hats and trees. A huge success in a short period of time. Many thanks to Assiginack Township’s, Jackie White, for setting us up and keeping all running smoothly.
We had a partly rainy week in M’Chigeeng as we embarked on another year of restoration work on M’Chigeeng Creek. We had Lakeview School’s Grade 8 students and the Sudbury District Stewardship Rangers out helping conduct a stream clean up, planting trees and providing spawning gravel and small boulders along the creek to provide habitat for spawning salmon and rainbow trout.
The students and our crews were all exhausted after a few days of challenging physical work. Great Work!
A huge thank you to the Hutton Family for creating this outdoor classroom for our organization so that we can teach students about our stream restoration efforts along Norton’s Creek. In memory of Bob Hutton, our friend, a plaque will be installed onto the large stone. It was Bob’s dream to restore this historical brook trout creek back to what it was when he was a young and we will continue his efforts and pass on his legacy.