Friends of Minesing Wetlands

Inspiring Respect and Sustainability for a World Class Wetland, for People, Forever


Snowshoe with Friends of Minesing Wetlands

FOMW will be leading three winter activities in the Minesing Wetlands this winter.

Snowshoe in the Minesing Wetlands Jan 28, 2017 RSVP with Dave: dfeatherstone@nvca.on.ca

or for Feb 25, 2017 RSVP with Naomi: nsaunders@nvca.on.ca

Cross-Country Ski in the Minesing Wetlands Feb 11 or 12 (unconfirmed) RSVP with Byron bwesson@nvca.on.ca

$10 for members, $15 for non-members.

 


Tree planting volunteers needed!

The Friends of Minesing Wetlands need volunteers to help with several tree plantings in and around the Minesing Wetlands. Individuals and community groups/schools welcomed!

Community Volunteer Tree Plant
Date: Monday, May 16, 2016 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Minesing Wetlands Conservation Area

Contact: Shannon Stephens at 705-424-1479 ext. 239 or sstephens@nvca.on.ca.

Community Volunteer Tree Plant
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Minesing Wetlands Conservation Area
Register online www.conservationvolunteers.ca.  Please note you must RSVP as chest waders are limited.
Contact: Jennifer McCarter, NCC at 1-877-343-3532 x237
Community Volunteer Tree Plant
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Minesing Wetlands Conservation Area
Register online www.conservationvolunteers.ca.  Please note you must RSVP as chest waders are limited.
Contact: Jennifer McCarter, NCC at 1-877-343-3532 x237

 


Spring Paddle Announcement

**FULL – both paddles are now full and we are not accepting anymore RSVPs**

The Friends of Minesing Wetlands are excited to announce two dates when we will be leading trips into the Minesing Wetlands via canoe or kayak! April 23rd and May 7th.

To join us on the 23rd of April, please contact Naomi Saunders:
nsaunders@nvca.on.ca

If you would like to join us on May the 7th, please contact Kristyn Ferguson :
Kristyn.Ferguson@natureconservancy.ca

This will reserve a spot for yourself and anyone accompanying you. We only take 12 guest boats per trip.

We will meet at 8:30 a.m. (at the latest) at the Willow Creek Canoe Coral on George Johnson Road (County Road 28) in Springwater Township. This should give us enough time to off-load our canoes and shuttle our cars to the end destination which is approximately 10 minutes away. Hopefully this will be done quickly so that we can get on the water for 9 a.m. The trip will take approximately 5 hours.

Dress appropriately for the weather conditions of the day, which should include high cut boots or rubber boots for possible portages. Also, bring extra clothing in case you get wet. Bring your own warm drinks, snacks for along the way, and a packed lunch for our break around noon.

At least a basic paddling knowhow is required for this trip. All boats must be equipped with the required safety equipment (lifejackets, bailer, whistle, light and throw rope). We do not rent equipment however if you need a boat there are at least three local providers you can contact.

The cost for joining us is $40 for non-members and $20 for members. This includes safe passage with certified leaders and ecological interpretation of the Minesing Wetlands.


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Bonspiel (funspeil) 2015

Great turnout to our 2015 Bonspiell. Thanks to all the teams and friends for helping out!

We had 8 teams take the ice in Stroud and it was The Rockers (Paul, Dave, Todd and Sierra) that took home the trophy. Congrats! Special mention goes to past champs GIS Rocks for second place.

In the house!

In the house!

Great prizes

Great prizes

Aim here!!

Aim here!!

Curling for conservation

Curling for conservation


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Minesing Tree Planting Event

TD Tree Days – Minesing Planting Event

Volunteers Needed!

TD Tree Days Sept 20 2015 Flyer

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Minesing Wetlands – Mad River, 9196 County Rd 10 (Brentwood Rd) ​

Help plant 450 beautiful native trees and shrubs along the banks of the magnificent, fish-filled, Mad River.  You can make it even more magnificent!
*   Bring: Closed-toed shoes/boots, Gloves, Sunscreen, Hat, Water, and a Shovel if you have one
*   Students: remember to bring your volunteer form!

Register: https://www.tdtreedays.com/en-ca/events/231-minesing-wetlands-mad-river#.VakGnE3bKAY

Need more information?  Contact Shannon Stephens 705-424-1479 ext 239 or sstephens@nvca.on.ca