BBQ Pics available in photo gallery

The BBQ description said “rain or shine” and it was worth having confidence in because, despite the rain, there was a great turnout of former BCWA and GCWA members for this well-organized event. Whether you were able to attend or not (you missed an interesting tour, including seeing albino trout!), pictures are posted on the 2014 Events Page. (I have removed what was the GCWA member area password so that all BGWA members can access this page.)

Important message from GCWA President

Its official, as of August first, the Grey County Woodlot Association no longer exists.  We are now the Bruce Grey Woodlot Association.  Following from resolutions at both associations’ AGMs, the boards have been hard at work on this and, on July 28th, 2014 met in Sulfur springs to finalize the details of the amalgamation.   A temporary board has been set up that will govern the organization until such time as we can have elections.  Thank you for your patience during this process as it does take a lot of time and effort for changes to occur.  The new amalgamated association will allow us to operate more efficiently and combine our efforts better to provide tours, events, etc, for members. The revised and approved Constitution will be posted on this web site shortly. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you all at the fall BBQ where we can meet and welcome the new members. ~Lee Thurston.

“My Solar Chain Saw”

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Last summer, the solar saw easily felled this 10″ white pine.

It’s been all quiet here on the GCWA web site for the past few weeks (not coincidentally, tree planting season!) so, as the web guy, I thought I would take the liberty of writing an article on, yes seriously, my solar-powered chain saw. (Guest Articles by members are for general interest to woodlot owners in Grey County but do not necessarily reflect the views of the GCWA.) If you have something of interest to share with fellow members, feel free so send it to me and you too can be a guest web site author! Continue reading