Grand River health assessment © Erika Kastner
Attention: Assignment Editors; Environment Reporters, Photographers
Cambridge/North Dumfries, May 23, 2015 – Join Ontario Nature and the rare Charitable Research Reserve for a day on the Grand River. Explore diverse habitats – including alvar, cliff, wetland and woodland – found on this 900+ acre reserve, meet the researchers who study ecology on the reserve and become a citizen scientist yourself.
More than 150 participants are expected to turn out for Ontario Nature’s 84th Annual Gathering, hosted by rare, a provincial partner in Ontario Nature’s Nature Network. The day will kick off with an optional early morning bird banding demonstration, followed by registration, welcome remarks (9:30 a.m.), and a special presentation by Grant Linney: The Hero’s Journey to Sustainability.
Guided hikes and tours by rare scientists, naturalists and researchers will run concurrently once in the morning and afternoon.
What: A Day on the Grand – Ontario Nature’s 84th Annual Gathering at rare
When: Saturday, May 23, 2015
- 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Welcome remarks and keynote address by Grant Linney
- 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1:30 – 3 p.m.: Concurrent guided hikes and tours
Where: rare ECO Centre, 768 Blair Rd.
For more information, contact:
- John Hassell, Communications Manager, Ontario Nature 416-444-8419 ext. 269, cell 416-786-2171, email@example.com
- Jenna Quinn, rare Charitable Research Reserve, 519.650.9336 x 111, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Patti Leather, rare Charitable Research Reserve, 519.650.9336 x 118, email@example.com
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Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. Ontario Nature is a charitable organization representing more than 30,000 members and supporters and 150 member groups across Ontario (charitable registration # 10737 8952 RR0001). For more information, visit www.ontarionature.org.