Espanola French Highschool tours Manitoulin Island Stream Restoration Sites

Last Wednesday we were able to take the Espanola French High school for a tour around Manitoulin Island to showcase different stream restoration sites to the students and to see the salmon spawning in the rivers.

Some of the students had never seen salmon spawning before and there was a lot of excitement! We are hoping to develop more educational tour packages that we can send to the school board that will highlight some of the curriculum being taught at different grade levels.

 

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Trees Ontario is hosting a field meeting on Manitoulin Island

Trees Ontario is hosting a field meeting on Manitoulin Island
Trees Ontario Northern Afforestation ProgramWhen: Thursday Oct 2/14 1-4 partner groups & 7-9 pm for landowners
Where: Knox United Church 25 Napier Street; Manitowaning, ON.
Contact Peter Gagnon Trees Ontario at 705-779-3796 or cell 705-542-4586 for registration and agenda details.Find out how you can help and benefit from this program!
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Trees Ontario is a not-for-profit organization committed to the re-greening of Ontario through tree planting efforts on rural lands and in urban areas.
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Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up – Gore Bay 2014

On Friday we went out to Gore Bay and conducted a shoreline cleanup with the Gore Bay Fish and Game Club and the Grade 8 class from C.C. McLean Public School. We would like to thank Dean’s Valu-Mart in Gore for all the snacks and drinks they provided for the volunteers and the Town of Gore Bay for the garbage bags and gloves they provided. We were able to clean up the whole shoreline from Buoys right through to the top of Bickell’s Creek. Lots of garbage removed! Thank you to everyone that helped out.

 

 

 

 

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M’Chigeeng Fall Harvest

Had a beautiful day in M’Chigeeng at their Fall Harvest. Manitoulin Streams had a display at the festival showcasing the restoration work completed with Lakeview School in M’Chigeeng Creek as well as provided educational information about invasive species.

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Dredging in Providence Bay; Mindemoya River

The wind closed up the mouth of the Mindemoya River so we were able to dredge it open again this morning. Lots of fish in the river! We’ve also posted some pictures of the educational viewing and fishing platform that is currently being constructed which will be wheelchair accessible allowing everyone a chance to learn about our fishery and have a chance at angling.

On a side note, I ran into my friend and previous boss Bill Keller from the Living with Lakes Centre with his son Jason fishing on the river. Can’t beat a beautiful day and the sight of lots of fish. I took a couple of pictures at some of our other restoration sites on my way home to the office. The salmon are making it all the way up to the Manitou dam. Another successful spawning run!
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