Minesing Reeds – Summer 2014

The Friends of Minesing Wetlands have had a busy start to year and we have captured some of this work in the Summer 2014 Minesing Reeds newsletter.

Enjoy stories from the Minesing Wetlands including Dave Featherstone relaying results from the Marsh Monitoring Program and scouting the Mad River canoe route!

You will read about how the Friends of Minesing participated in several community events this year including the Water Walker Festival, MEC Paddlefest and the Celebration of Rural Living with Margaret Atwood.

We also show our support for the Nine Mile Portage trail and efforts to improve it’s accessibility.  The Nine Mile Portage is an historic route used by First Nations and early Canadians that connects Lake Simcoe to the Minesing Wetlands.

Please enjoy the Summer 2014 edition of the Minesing Reeds!

Minesing Reeds – Summer 2014

Ontario Trumpeter Swan Restoration

The Friends of Minesing Wetlands support the efforts of the Ontario Trumpeter Swan Restoration program and their efforts to improve the population of Trumpeter Swans to Ontario.  The Minesing Wetlands is a part of this species migrating and breeding range.  If you are interested in more information about this program please see the brochure below with information about reporting sightings of the Trumpeter Swan in the Minesing Wetlands.

The brochure also has tips for protecting and aiding in the recovery of Trumpeter Swans in Ontario.

Currently the Trumpeter Swan population in Ontario is estimated at 800-1000 individuals and growing, which is good news for the restoration of this species to its former migration and breeding range.

To report sightings please visit their facebook page: Ontario Trumpeter Swans

To view their brochure in PDF form click: OTSR Brochure