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Agriculture, Water Festival

The Huron Perth Agriculture and Water Festival - where you will find a mix of water, agriculture, and hundreds of local students - is returning to Seaforth in 2018.

Dinner Early Bird Prize Draw

The Conservation Dinner Committee has drawn the winning name from early purchasers of tickets to the gala charitable fundraising auction. Dinner Committee Co-Chair Larry Taylor drew the name of Donna Jones, of Exeter, as the 2018 winner. She is the winner

Student supports tree planting

A nine-year-old student from the Exeter area has helped to make the world a better place with donations to enhance and protect forests at the local and global levels. Mercedes Prout raised $470 in a bake sale at Exeter United Church in February. Her grand

Be Bayfield citizen scientist

Ausable Bayfield Conservation is asking for your help to monitor water quality along the beach in Bayfield.

Watershed Report Card 2018

Ausable Bayfield Conservation is releasing its updated new Watershed Report Card on March 22, 2018. The local release is to take place as part of the annual conservation awards event.

Summer nature day camps return

There is one week of camp from July 23-27, 2018 for young people ages 6 to 9. Then, in August – from August 7 to 11, 2018 – the Wonder, Investigate, Learn, Discover (WILD) Nature Camp takes place for youths ages 10 to 12.

Rural Landowner Workshop

A Workshop for Rural Landowners is to take place in Mitchell, Ontario on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mitchell Community Centre, 185 Wellington Street.

New program supervisors - DWSP

Mary Lynn MacDonald and Donna Clarkson have worked for the program for a number of years and they will jointly oversee the local program as Program Co-Supervisors.

Jones Bridge working group

A community committee met for the first time, on Thursday, February 8, 2017, to begin the in-depth planning needed to raise funds and review designs for the Jones Bridge pedestrian bridge project on the South Huron Trail. The cost of the bridge project is

Feature artist chosen

The Conservation Dinner Committee has selected D. L. Creations, of Bayfield, as the feature artist for the 2018 gala charitable community fundraising auction.

Wetlands speaker on March 22

Natalia Moudrak, the lead author of the report and the Director of the Infrastructure Adaptation Program at the Intact Centre, is to present on the wetlands report on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Ironwood Golf Club, 70969 Morrison Line, 2 km east of Exeter

Places to plant trees

When it seems there’s no land left for trees, landowners are invited to consider four possible areas to plant. Spring tree orders - 2018.

New Water and Planning Manager

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) hires new Manager of Water and Planning Geoffrey Cade, former Water and Planning Supervisor, assumes managerial position to replace Alec Scott, who is retiring from Water and Planning Manager position at ABC

Tickets available for Dinner

The committee organizing the 2018 Conservation Dinner gala charitable auction says tickets are now available in time for the Christmas season.

Taylor, Beckett Dinner Chairs

The Conservation Dinner Committee has selected Larry Taylor and Jim Beckett as Co-Chairs of the 2018 gala charitable auction event to be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The two volunteers said they were honoured to be chosen.

Soil book author speaks Dec 13

The author of Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, David R. Montgomery, is a guest speaker at the Huron County Soil and Crop Improvement Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The AGM event takes place a

Owls make appearance at event

About 200 people attended the popular annual Owl Prowl on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Morrison Dam Conservation Area east of Exeter. Those who took part met live owls brought in from Conservation Halton’s Mountsberg Raptor Centre. Most of the people o

Gord Miller in Thedford

The former Ontario Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, is to speak in Thedford (south of Grand Bend) on Friday, October 20, 2017. His topic is what we can do about the climate crisis. He is featured at the Earth Rises II event. It takes place at the

Earth Rises II in Thedford

In Thedford, free admission, on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Legacy Recreation Centre, 16 Allen Street, is Earth Rises II - Think Global, Act Local Now!, featuring Gord Miller, former Ontario Environmental Commissioner.

Beach cleanup honoured Brandon

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

550 attend turtle release

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

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

Student award winner

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.

Donation to trail development

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

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.


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