The BGWA Annual General Meeting will take place, Saturday, February 27, 9:30-12:45 at the Williamsford Community Centre, featuring a members’ show-and-share, interesting guest speaker, and the Business Meeting includes unveiling of our new logo! WIN a PRIZE by registering in advance… Continue reading
I have added the Online Woodland Stewardship to the Ready Reference links section (see left-hand column). Though it is a U.S. web site it is oriented to the Great Lakes states, the vast majority of which can be applied to our area. The site has a wide range of useful articles, tools and resources to help private woodland owners managing their forest effectively and responsibly. Of particular interest, Continue reading
Your password to access the Members’ Areas of the web site will be changing effective February 1st (Monday). At that time we will also be launching a new member feature, an opt-in Member Directory to allow members to find and connect with each other based on location or shared interests. All current (2016 paid) members will receive a new password on Feb 1st. If you still need to renew click here.
Directors of the Association will be elected at our Annual General Meeting, February 27, in Williamsford. The BGWA Board thanks all Directors returning for another term and also seeks new and additional Directors. Any member in good standing may be a Director, whether you are a property owner or not, whether you are relatively new to woodlands & forest management or have years of experience, all you need to contribute is your interest, ideas and enthusiasm! To nominate another member, or offer up yourself, contact BGWA President Chris Vanderhout by email or phone 519-665-7414
If you own a woodland property you are no doubt aware of the enjoyment and relaxation to be had from a walk through it. With the popularity of “forest bathing” in Japan, science is now documenting a whole range of benefits from the forest on your doorstep, ranging from improved mood and sleep to slashed stress levels and even a boost in immune system function that may even help to fight cancer. Add this comprehensive article detailing the benefits of being in the forest and the research behind it to your Saturday reading, then enjoy your woodlands in a whole new light this weekend.
Thank you to all 91 BGWA members who renewed early!! We appreciate your support and, by renewing early, you allow Board members (who are all volunteers) to use their time more effectively. The winner of a draw for an additional (free) year of membership Continue reading
The Annual General Meeting of the BGWA will take place Saturday, February 27, 9:30-noon, in Williamsford (Community Hall). New this year, the AGM will feature a members Show-and-Share! We are interested to have members bring in Continue reading