BBQ Event details & Sign-up

bbqAll BGWA members are invited to c’mon out Saturday, September 12, 10AM – 2PM, at Allan Park (click for map and park description) for our annual BBQ. This year, as a special member benefit, BGWA has contracted Fungi Unveiled (who did the lively & informative presentation at this year’s Woodlot Conference) to provide an educational mushroom foraging hike in the morning. We will also offer a tree ID walk as an alternative, if you’re not interested in mushrooms or have mobility limitations which prevent you from doing the hike. Continue reading

Parasitic wasps released in Ontario to combat EAB

Acccording to an article last week in The Working Forest newspaper, two species of parasitic wasps from China will be released in Ontario in an effort to combat the Emerald Ash Borer. This is part of a larger release by Natural Resources Canada, who stress that it is not a quick fix but a long-term strategy since it will take time to build up sufficient populations of these wasps.

Volunteer Request: Aug 14-16

BGWA will have a presence at the 22nd Annual Heritage Farm & Steam Show in Paisley this coming weekend. If you may be able to lend a hand in helping to staff our display along with Ron Stewart and other BGWA Directors for any portion of the following times please contact Ron: Fri noon-5, Sat 9-5, Sun 11-4. Sorry for the last-minute call-out for help but, as a bonus, volunteers do not pay admission to the show. Contact Ron at 519-386-2833 for more details or with any questions.

A Loss Within Our Woodlot Community

With regret, we inform members that Ron Stewart, former Bruce Woodlot Association President, and current BGWA Vice-President, lost his brother, Tom Stewart, suddenly on July 30th. The BGWA Board offers its deepest sympathies and has sent a card of condolence on behalf of our membership community. With Ron’s permission, we include this notice and link to obituary at T.A. Brown Funeral Home in Port Elgin.