September 2009 – The Local Scoop

“Where the Penstemon is mightier than the swordfern”
NANPS
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
2009
Saturday October 3
12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Markham Civic Centre, Canada Room
101 Town Centre Drive at Warden and Highway 7, Markham
Click here for map
Native Plant Sale
Refreshments
Business Meeting
Volunteer of the Year Award
Garden Award winners present their native plant landscapes
Paul McGaw Memorial Conservation Awards:
The Walpole Island Heritage Centre, The Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team, Citizens Protecting Ojibway Wilderness (Ojibway Prairie Complex in Windsor, Ontario)
The recipients will talk about their conservation activities
If you enjoy NANPS and want to make it the best organization EVER, please consider nominating someone or standing for the Board and/or becoming involved in Committee activities.
HP Volunteer Stewardship Program Planting – Saucy High Jinks
Sunday September 20, 10:30 a.m. to ?
Salubrious shenanigans? Not really – just a Scoop-vite to join the folks on High to a “We’re Planting Again – A New Restoration Site” event. They supply the tools; you supply the power…er…enthusiasm.
2009 Healthy Landscape Community Garden Tour
Sunday September 20, 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rain or shine.
A hidden native pollinator garden, an established neighbourhood garden, a low maintenance approach to gardening, an Italian villa garden, a pollinators’ paradise. Get some great ideas for your garden.
NANPS Fall Restoration Event
Sunday September 27, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Help Greg cleanup, mulch, and uproot dog strangling vine and garlic mustard. Plant native species along the pathway. Can you dig it?
For more information call Greg Hagan at 905-472-4258.
Thursday October 8 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday October 25, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Recession Special – $10.
Includes a package of excellent CWF resource materials – the garden habitat planner and pollinator, songbird and wildflower identification posters. Advancement payment is required.
U of T Nature Walk
Sunday October 18, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Reservations accepted starting October 5.
Miraculous Migrants: Why Songbird Conservation Begins at Home!
Presentation at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Find out what the real twitter is about! Win prizes!
Carolinian Canada Coalition Forum 2009
Thursday-Friday October 22-23
This event will launch a major new initiative, the Lake Erie Community Stewardship Trail Project, to promote enjoyment and understanding of the diverse coastal zone. Can conservation, recreation and tourism work together to make a difference on a significant landscape? This conference will explore eco-friendly ways to link these sectors and recover species at risk on Canada’s ecologically diverse southernmost coastline.
Scoop Summer Synopsis
When it rains, it pours. From aphid rain to acorn showers
– what a summer we had!
Parting Shoot
Chalk up another reason to love our native species
(why it’s not so scary in the woods after all)
According to John Arnason, Director of the Phytochemistry, Medicinal Plant and Ethnopharmacology Laboratory at the University of Ottawa, most of our native species of plants are not that toxic. “There are a few species that are a bit nasty, but we have few things that will kill you outright, right away.”
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