So, you’re interested in getting involved in the Minesing Wetlands?

Roadside Cleanup

FOMW has adopted a stretch of George Johnson Road between Snow Valley Road and the Willow Creek Canoe Corral. We run a roadside clean up annually in the spring. Participants must review the MTO training video (hover for link), be 12 years of age or older and wear a safety vest at all times (provided by FOMW). This is a perfect opportunity for students to get their volunteer hours! To get involved please get in contact with Naomi Saunders at naomi_saunders@rogers.com.

Note that our 2020 roadside clean up will be postponed until further notice due to Covid-19.

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) are two conservation groups working in the area and host a number of volunteer events annually. These events range from tree planting, to dragonfly counts, to stream restoration.

NVCA’s event page (https://www.nvca.on.ca/events-education/events)

To get on the mailing list to be notified about upcoming volunteer events please email Shannon Stephens, Healthy Waters Coordinator at sstephens@nvca.on.ca.

NCC’s Conservation Volunteers page (http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/what-you-can-do/conservation-volunteers/)

Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter (bottom left corner of page) to be notified about upcoming volunteer events.

Volunteers will drive along a pre-determined route in the peripherals of the Minesing Wetlands looking for turtles, snakes and other critters, record their findings and report back to NCC. Volunteers will need to have access to a car and be available between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to complete the survey (any day of the week). Please contact Brittany Hope at brittany.hope@natureconservancy.ca for more information.