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As always, this yearly event is a great way to spend the weekend. A bigger turnout this year, so I’m told, and many eager attendees camping the entire weekend enjoying many blue grass style bands, including the island's Robbie Shawana. Manitoulin Steams always enjoys this event for our big kick off to summer and can barely keep our feet from tapping. Thanks to Denise McKenzie for inviting us to join in on the fun. Hats and trees were sold and many connections made!
Thank you to Sophie Pheasant for the invitation to talk on behalf of Manitoulin Streams and for holding a workshop for the Green Team in Wikwemikong for World Environmental Day! Trees were handed out to the community and Seija did a talk on stream restoration. A good turnout with much enthusiasm for greening in this community.
On Sunday June 4, Manitoulin Streams joined Kicking Mule Ranch in hosting the final day of the Manitoulin MICA bike rally ride. There were over 240 cyclists this year, and all were smiling as they entered the awesome western theme offered at KMR. A nice break for all, on this partially rainy, cool day, as they warmed up by the fire and enjoyed great food and entertainment. Hats off to Maya and Willie for hosting another great event on the island. Our streams table was flocked with intrigue from these mostly city dwellers, very supportive of the work being completed by our organization. We appreciate the invite and the great company!
Congrats to NEMI for pulling off another successful year at the Manitoulin Trade fair! Despite our stream table not being operable until repaired, we managed to entertain many children of all ages with our play dough stream table, and crafty fish. Manitoulin Streams and the Little Current Fish and Game Club won best large booth. Thanks to Bill Strain and his crew for their fabulous display alongside ours, and to all volunteers that helped run our table this weekend!
ERA is pleased to donate a laptop to the Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association in Ontario. The Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association is grass roots, a not-for -profit organization that is focused on large-scale, community-based efforts to rehabilitate aquatic ecosystems on Manitoulin Island, in central Ontario. They bring the entire community together to do this via joint private and public driven initiatives. Their efforts rehabilitate and enhance water quality and the fisheries resource on Manitoulin Island and Lake Huron which is fed by the streams.
For more information on the Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association, please go to their website: http://www.manitoulinstreams.com/
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