Reclaiming Nature with Urban Forestry

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October Planting Spree

a Big Success

So many people turned out to help we were able to finish early.  Thank you to all the volunteer regulars and to the 30 new volunteers.

We planted 425 trees and shrubs - about 125 large trees and 300 smaller ones. We wrapped, mulched and staked trees both along the Healing Path and in the Forest of Hope & Healing.

 

Plus, the Meadow crew worked hard, laying down the plastic in preparation for next springs plantings. Over the winter, the plastic will not allow light in and  help to kill off the weeds and grass to make it easier to plant meadow flowers next spring.  Get ready! 

 

Much of the work this fall was made possible with the financial support of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation  and fundraising efforts headed by volunteers Lynda and Paul Matthies.

For more pictures from the October Planting Spree go here.
 

Hospital Welcoming Garden

A Work in Progress

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Upcoming OSFN Outdoor Events

The OSFN outdoor events listed below adhere to  COVID 19 gathering restrictions at the time of the event.  This includes numbers, social distancing and use of masks. Because numbers are limited, members of Owen Sound Field Naturalists have first priority.    (Click here to become a member.)   Register early to avoid disappointment.  If you must cancel later, please let the event leader know so that others may enjoy the outing.  Remember that washroom facilities  may not be available on many outings even if they have been in the past.   As COVID 19 restrictions change, updates will be made.

  • Sun, Nov 08
    Owen Sound
    Birding Around the Bay
    Waterfowl and More
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Upcoming OSFN Winter Events

The OSFN winter events listed below adhere to  COVID 19 gathering restrictions at the time of the event.  This includes numbers, social distancing and use of masks. Because numbers are limited, members of Owen Sound Field Naturalists have first priority.    (Click here to become a member.)   Presentations are via Zoom.  Go to OSFN website for more information on registering for lectures.  Register early to avoid disappointment.     As COVID 19 restrictions change, updates will be made. 

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    Tanzania & Zanzibar
    A Dream Trip realized to see it All - Before it’s Gone!
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  • Sat, Feb 27
    Location is TBD
    Who Made Those Tracks and Why? (1)
    Interpretive Hike with Jeff Kinchen - OSFN event - Registration Required
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    Location is TBD
    Slow the Spread of Dog Straggling Vine
    Ongoing Campaign - Join at any time
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  • Thu, Jan 14
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    Exploring the Polar Regions: A Guide's Perspective
    Experiences, wildlife & tourism
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  • Mon, Dec 14
    Location is TBD
    Annual Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs)
    Participate & assist with counts across Grey-Bruce
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  • Thu, Dec 10
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    Geology in the age of LiDAR
    What new technology is telling us about Canada's last great ice sheets
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  • Thu, Nov 12
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    Resilience – Transforming our Community
    Discussion. Register with OSFN
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  • Sun, Nov 08
    Owen Sound
    Birding Around the Bay
    Waterfowl and More
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  • Sun, Nov 01
    Eugenia Lake
    Lake Eugenia Water Birds (1)
    Rescheduled OSFN event. Registration Required. Dress for Rain!
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WE DIG GREY BRUCE!

In the world of construction, excavation contractors do much more than haul dirt around: site preparation, grading, trenching and many other soil-related tasks. Products include Aggregate, Top Soil, Asphalt, Landscape Rocks. MacDonnell Excavating is assisting NeighbourWoods North with the Welcoming Garden and the Healing Path, donating time, labour  & equipment.

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Friends of the Environment Foundation

Since 1990 TD FEF has supported environmental projects in communities across Canada. With the generous support of donors, TD FEF has granted over $90 million to more than 27,000 projects. TD Bank Group covers administrative costs so 100% of every dollar donated is used to fund local environmental projects. TD FEF is supporting the Welcoming Garden and the Healing Path. 

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Gene Cassidy

Volunteer of the Month

It helps to know the right people.  And Gene Cassidy is one of the right people.  Gene learned of NeighbourWoods North through his involvement with the Owen Sound Walking group, an informal group of active retirees.  Like many in the group, Gene gets involved.   Gene wants  to help make Owen Sound a "more enjoyable and healthy place to live - naturalizing areas, creating walking paths, encouraging people to get out in nature, making our city more beautiful. "    And if he can do that by being outside, doing something physical with a team, he is in his element.   Gene especially enjoys his fellow volunteers who all seem to enjoy helping, smiling through it all.  Except maybe the freezing rain!

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Our Mission

NeighbourWoods North organizes naturalization and tree planting projects with volunteers in the Owen Sound area to create environmental benefits, enhance the attractiveness of the community, and contribute to local quality of life.

GIVING MAKES US GREENER

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Please select NeighbourWoods North Fund from the dropdown menu when Canada Helps Owen Sound Field Naturalists opens in a new tab.

 
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NeighbourWoods North is a part of the Owen Sound Field Naturalists (OSFN).
OSFN advocate and nurture the appreciation, understanding, and conservation of our natural world. Knowing Nature Better. 

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