Seija headed out to our stream sites on the Kagawong River and Grimesthorpe Creek to conduct some invertebrate assessments with Chantal, Kim and Sophie from the Living with Lakes Centre in Sudbury. Great having them out for this amazing study!
Seija and Sue were honored to be a part of this unique group’s annual meeting. Seija conducted a presentation on Manitoulin Streams; educating on stream rehabilitation, and Sue gave a sample of “Stream Detective”, showing what we do in-stream with children in the summer. We were lucky to have John Snow attend (retired biology teacher) with his microscope giving an in depth look into magnified life. We enjoyed a fabulous lunch provided by the ladies and Gardens Gate, and are pleased to have partnered with this excellent group.
On Monday June 23 Sue and Nathan did a bat house building project with the grade 2 class at Assiginack Public School in Manitowaning. As bat populations in many areas of the world are starting to decline, projects like these will help provide habitat for our little winged friends. The students had an educational on the importance of bats and watched a video on how to assemble this bat house provided through CWF Canadian Wildlife Federation.
Ongoing documenting will take place with the students to collect results from this project. Bat houses will be encouraged to be placed throughout the island, in hopes of increasing populations noticeably dwindling. Great job Assiginack!
Nathan and Sue once again joined KMR to educate this young energetic group in grades Jk to SK. First time knowledge of environment stewardship sunk into these little sponges as part of the entertainment created by Willy, owner of KMR. Pony rides, the petting zoo and games gave quite an exciting day to these youngsters who ran non-stop at the ranch.
Thanks again to Willy at KMR for this amazing partnership, fun times and awesome BBQ!
This week Sue Meert lead an educational tour of the Providence Bay Stream Rehabilitation to these eager grade 4 students of Lakeview School in M’Chigeeng. A beautiful day at the beach proved to be very informative and a splashing good time! These kids were in great spirits as they hit the beach and playground after a hot day of environmental awareness.
This week Nathan and Sue were invited by Kicking Mule Ranch to set up an interactive table for 35 kids at KMR. Along with Manitoulin Streams’ wonderful invertebrate and invasive species study, the children grades 1-3 enjoyed Willy’s fabulous petting zoo, horseback riding and a scavenger hunt. A truly amazing group of children enjoying a beautiful day.
Manitoulin Streams attended the 5th annual passage ride that ventured through KMR on Sunday June 6. Approximately 240 people rode through and stopped for this amazing event that included a BBQ, folk singing band, horseback riding and our information booth. Some funds were raised to go towards stream rehabilitation.
Thanks Willie for including us in on this amazing event, and sharing your famous Cowboy beans!
Thank you to RBC Blue Water Project for the $7500 grant toward our stream restoration efforts along the Kagawong River this summer! They have a commitment to environmental sustainability and acknowledge that water is integral part of sustainability for all life on our planet.
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