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Beach cleanup honoured Brandon

(Media Releases)  The Bayfield and area community honoured the memory of Brandon J. Lemieux by taking part in a beach cleanup on September 16, 2017.

Owl Prowl 2017

(Media Releases)  The yearly Morrison Dam Owl Prowl takes place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 east of Exeter. Those who take part can meet live owls brought in from Mountsberg Raptor Centre.

550 attend turtle release

(Media Releases)  Organizers estimate 550 people attended the second turtle hatchling release event at Morrison Dam Conservation Area east of Exeter on Thursday, August 31, 2017. People of all ages came from far and wide for the turtle release event. They came from as far

Golf tourney raises $5,000

(Media Releases)  The winning team at the 12th South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament, held at Ironwood Golf Club east of Exeter, on August 28, 2017 was (from left to right in photo) Steve Thomas; Jim DeBlock; Craig Hebert; and Bob Illman. They are shown accepting bu

Fall tree order form is online

(Media Releases)  Autumn will soon sneak its head around the corner. The fact the fall season is waiting in the wings means it’s time to think about fall tree orders, according to Ausable Bayfield Conservation. “Fall is a great time to plant ball and burlap evergreens

Student award winner

(Media Releases)  The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF) presents a $1,000 Student Environmental Award each year. The Foundation announced that the 2017 winner is Marina Lather, of Centralia.

Seeking committee applicants

(Media Releases)  A local source protection authority has issued a notice calling for applications to fill three vacant seats on a committee that is protecting municipal sources of drinking water.

Donation to trail development

(Media Releases)  Donna Jones, of Exeter, has donated $25,000, in loving memory of her late husband, Ted Jones, towards future development of the South Huron Trail. She presented the donation along the South Huron Trail, at Morrison Dam Conservation Area, on Friday, July 2

Increase in cover crops

(Media Releases)  Cover crops are turning heads in Huron County, whether it's a crop no one has seen before, or it's a colourful field with sunflowers or crimson clover. The County of Huron is helping agricultural producers to adopt these new practices to conserve soil.

Pedestrian bridge donation

(Media Releases)  Donna Jones, of Exeter, has donated $50,000 towards the community project to construct a new pedestrian bridge along Morrison Line, on the South Huron Trail. The bridge is to be called Jones Bridge and it is dedicated by Donna Jones, in loving memory of T