Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, February 27
Feature Presentation: Human-Wildlife Relations
University of Saskatchewan conservation scientist Dr. Ryan Brook is a wildlife health ecologist and collaborates with communities to monitor and address locally important wildlife and environmental change concerns. On Wednesday, February 27, come ask Dr. Brook your questions about Living with Wildlife Populations. He will offer suggestions on how to lessen wildlife-human conflict based on a global perspective. All are welcome.
Speaker starts at 7:00. Business meeting @ 8:15. Red River Community Club Multi-Purpose Room, 293 Murray Avenue (corner of Murray and Main Street), Winnipeg. Please contact us to register.
The Nominating Committee Report is attached to this email. There is room to expand the size of the Board and members are invited to assume a more active role in Friends of Birds Hill Park by becoming a Director. Contact us to find out more.
Walmart Evergreen Support Achieved
Community Mobilization to Control and Prevent Invasive Speciesin Birds Hill Park
With support from the Invasive Species Council of Manitoba, and Conservation and Water Stewardship Manitoba, FoBHP submitted a successful Walmart Evergreen Green Grant application. Evergreen is a funding organization that engages Canadians in creating and sustaining dynamic outdoor space, “deepening the connection between nature and people.” Walmart Canada and Evergreen combined efforts to offer support for community-based projects including Friends’ initiative against invasive species. Thanks to this funding, we held two hands-on invasive species control events last summer and are working on a community awareness campaign to be rolled out this spring. Get in on the action against invasives by looking for upcoming events on our Facebook and NEWS/Events pages. Click here for more information on the Walmart Evergreen Green Grants program.
Meeting with Winnipeg Folk Festival
Friends' mission met with openness and interest
At our 2012 Speaker Event, Native Orchid Conservation Inc. president Doris Ames highlighted the need to take a long view on habitat preservation, and particularly to be aware of cumulative, unforeseen impacts. As part of our work to build productive relationships with Park visitor groups, we followed up by meeting with WFF staffers. We learned about the Festival’s plan to develop its infrastructure in the Park and we introduced our mission and objectives with respect to maintaining the ecological integrity of Birds Hill Park. We appreciate the time invested by the WFF and will present an update on this initiative at the AGM.
2013 Spring/Summer Calendar
Made possible by Donations, Partnerships, Sponsorships and the support of the General Membership
- February 27, Speaker Event & AGM
- March 27, Speaker Event
- June Cedar Bog orchid trek to be led by Native Orchid Conservation Inc.
- Spring/summer Invasive Species Control events and Public Awareness Campaign
- Summer “Active Education” program for youth focused on plants in BHP, particularly the endangered tall grass prairie.
Event details will be sent to members in Bulletins and NEWS. These will be archived for easy access at our NEWS/Event link.
THANK YOU to our members, partners and sponsors for your continuing support.
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