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Local craft brew at Dinner

Local craft beer from Varna’s Stone House Brewing Company, Huron County’s Original Brewery, featured at Conservation Dinner on April 6, 2017 at South Huron Recreation Centre in Exeter.
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Service awards for volunteers

Norman Eckel, an Exeter man and volunteer driver of the South Huron Trail Mobile for people with limited mobility, and Mark Lowenstine, a Denfield-area man who helps with many water quality monitoring activities, are recipients of Ontario Volunteer Servic
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25 years for Ag and Water Fest

What do you get when you mix water and agriculture and hundreds of local students? The 2017 Huron Perth Agriculture and Water Festival - Celebrating 25 years!
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Speaker says Love Great Lakes

Harmful plastic pollution can be denser in the Great Lakes than in oceans, more than 60 people heard at a conservation awards event on March 16, 2017.
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Award winners van der Laans

The Conservationist of the Year Award winners in Ausable Bayfield watersheds are described as a couple who have given back to their watershed community for many years. Mels and Ruthanne van der Laan live on McEwen Drive, RR 3 Denfield, Ontario.
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Dark Horse wines at Dinner

The Conservation Dinner Committee has announced that wines from Dark Horse Estate Winery Inc., near Grand Bend, are to be featured at the 28th Conservation Dinner gala charitable auction event on April 6, 2017 at South Huron Recreation Centre at 94 Victor
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Flood warning maps could help

Flood warning zone maps could assist municipalities in notifying people, living in areas where flooding is the worst, during a severe flooding event. Emergency coordinators heard this at a Flood Emergency Planning Meeting hosted by Ausable Bayfield Conser
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Rain garden workshops Bayfield

People in Bayfield and area can learn about rain gardens and their construction at two local workshops in March of 2017.
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New Chair, Vice Chair for ABCA

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) elected a new Chair and Vice Chair at the Annual Meeting held on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Burkhard Metzger, of the Municipality of Central Huron, was elected as the new Chairman. George Irvin, of the Muni

Funds support Ausable River

Landowners along the Ausable River have a chance to receive on-the-ground technical and grant support with new funding for habitat stewardship projects.
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Spring water awareness locally

Flood events in this area in January reminded us that streams and rivers rise to high levels and flow at high speeds as snow and ice melt. Some local areas flood to some degree each spring. Conservation educators say these are some of the reasons they del
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Maple tree photo contest

To help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation, Ausable Bayfield Conservation is holding a photo contest this year to feature the maple tree. The maple tree has played major role in Canada's history and the maple remains symbol.
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Iceculture is feature artist

The Conservation Dinner Committee has announced Iceculture, Inc., Hensall, Ontario as the featured artist at the gala fundraising dinner to be held at the South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter on April 6, 2017.
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Port Franks turtle fencing

Turtles are hibernating right now but there has been lots of recent action to protect turtles along Outer Drive in Port Franks. The Municipality of Lambton Shores, Animex Fencing, Eco-Kare International, and Ausable Bayfield Conservation joined in a proje
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Prout leadership awards emcee

Exeter-area native Tom Prout was invited to be master of ceremonies at the Latornell Leadership Awards on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Prout spoke before more than 1,000 delegates at the Latornell Conservation Symposium, in Alliston, about the importance o
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Nominate for Conservationist

Ausable Bayfield Conservation has celebrated seven decades of partnerships (1946 to 2016) in its 70th anniversary year. The local conservation authority, for more than 30 of those years, has honoured local Conservationists of the Year. The annual award re
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Family Day WinterFest 2017

This popular winter festival takes place on Holiday Monday, February 20, 2017. Winter may have seemed like a long way away, during the warm first half of November, but community partners had already met to start the plans for fun, family-friendly activiti
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Board Special Meeting

Board approves motion that Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) will not implement shoreline management development guidelines proposed in draft report.
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Helping restore local wetlands

Healthy Headwaters is entering its tenth year in 2017. Since 2008, local landowners have completed more than 60 wetland projects through the program.
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250 attend turtle release

More than 250 people took part in the event at Morrison Dam Conservation Area east of Exeter and helped to release 130 baby Snapping Turtles into Morrison Reservoir (Morrison Lake).
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Junior golfer on winning team

The South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament invited junior golfers to take part for the first time in 2016. A junior golfer was a member of the winning team at the charity golf tourney held at Ironwood Golf Club near Exeter on Monday, August 29, 2016
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Litterless Lunch Prize Winners

Two local students ready to reduce waste by packing Litterless Lunches after presentation of two prize-winning food, reusable container packages from ABCA.
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Bayfield River Flats campaign

A group of community volunteers, sponsored by the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association, has negotiated an offer to purchase, conditional on financing, to buy the 4.75-acre River Flats property, to the immediate southeast of the Bayfield Bridge.
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70th Anniversary

Campers at the Wonder, Investigate, Learn, and Discover (WILD) Summer Nature Day Camp enjoyed running, playing, and learning about water, soil, and living things from July 25 to 29, 2016. The young people took a break during their active week-long program
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Run, Jump, Play - Every Day

Hundreds of Huron County students from kindergarten to Grade 6 are learning the benefits of outdoor play through a new pilot program.
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