Bayside Astronomy: Celebrate our Natural Night Sky!
The program for Bayside Astronomy this coming summer will run from Friday July 1st, to Saturday, September 3rd.
On Fridays and Saturdays we will be at Lion's Head
Sundays are now Singing Sands
Mondays are MIller's Family Camp
and Wednesdays are at Summerhouse Park.
The program will start around 9:00PM, and as always, it will run as long there are people interested in looking through the telescope, or just talking about the cosmos.
See more information on Facebook by clicking on the link below or logging in to Facebook and searching for darksky.astronomy
Hope to see you there!
Trillium Grant for Soil Erosion
The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association is pleased to announce a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for $241,500 over three years to support its efforts to tackle soil erosion on agricultural land. The Association's ongoing work with farmers on the Northern Bruce Peninsula improves water quality and preserves fertility of fields by reducing sediment runoff that would otherwise enter streams and ultimately flow into Lake Huron or Georgian Bay
See the Lion's Head Video!
This video dramatically displays the natural beauty and grandeur of the Lion's Head Nature Reserve where the dramatic cliffs rise 70 metres above the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay.
With funding from the Habitat Stewardship Program, the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association has been helping local waterfront property owners to naturalize their shorelines.
Fighting Phragmites on the Bruce Peninsula
Phragmites is one of Canada's most invasive plants and it has begun taking hold here on the Peninsula. Help us to fight it back! The summer season is beginning now.
Last winter, about 16 adventurers enjoyed a February snowshoe excursion through the forests and wetlands of Ira Lake. We learned about the ecology of winter including the SUB-NIVEAN environmnent. Thanks to the local "Phrag Fighters" who came out to clip seed heads and enjoy chili in the bush, and Jenna and Gillian who helped Sean with the arrangements and acted as expert resource people.
Executive Director for BPBA
The Board of Directors of the Association was very pleased to welcome Dr. Katherine McLeod to the position of Executive Director earlier this year. Katherine's experiece and academic background are major additions to the capacity of the organization. This part time Executive Director position was made possible through a grant from the Dalglish Family Foundation.
Under the direction of a
seasoned senior certified engineering
technologist who specializes in
environmental conservation and
restoration, and working with local
cattle and crop producers, the Engineering Technologist will contribute to Six
Shoreline Stewardship Workshops
The first Shoreline Workshop was held on July 29th 2015 and covered septic systems, gardening, stormwater management and living with wildlife. Funded through the Government of Canada's National Conservation Plan.
Workshops were also organized to increase understanding of septic system management.
2016 Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Biosphere Association on Thursday March 31st was held this year at the Stokes Bay Community Centre in Stokes Bay. Catherine Dieleman presented water testing results from the past three years of sampling. Elizabeth Thorn, Neils Munk, Sean Liipere and others outlined what has been done this year and what can be done to improve water quality, fight phragmites and promote forest connectivity. Katherine McLeod, the new Executive Director of the Association outlined the budget and plans for 2017. Those attending learned about other activities on the Peninsula such as shoreline workshops and septic awareness. We were happy to see everyone who participated this year!
See the Lindsay Tract Video!
Lindsay Tract is a special place where meandering trails reveal the treasures of Bruce Peninsula forests...
See the Greig's Caves Video!
See where the rugged slopes of the Niagara Escarpment lie hidden beneath a rich canopy of deciduous forest. Far above Georgian Bay's waters, caves have been sculpted by the waves of ancient seas