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July 2010 - News & Events

Help save native plants in the path of destruction! Free native plants for the digging!
If ever there was a time we needed your help, the day has come. The extension of the 404 north of Green Lane E. will plough through 6 woodlots decimating the native plants within. You can help save individual plants and their genetic material by helping on this dig.
The woodlots are home to mature butternut trees, maples and ashes. The understories are full of native plants as far as the eye can see. Ferns carpet the sites. Sedges are sprouting everywhere. Jack-in-the-pulpits galore. Wild Ginger masses. Red and White Baneberry bunches. Regal White and Red Trilliums. Blue Cohosh umbrellas. They're all there! Marvel at the masses of Mayflower, Foamflower, Hepatica, and much more.
Under the general direction of Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA), NANPSters can assist the general public in rescuing plants from one woodlot for the make-shift nursery at Scanlon Creek CA (to be relocated to their final home on Georgina Island) and rescue plants for our NANPS restoration sites and for your own garden.
Pertinent details: Directional signs to the site will be on Leslie St. and Woodbine Ave. Site: East Gwillimbury; north side of Doane Rd., between Leslie St. and Woodbine Ave.Take the 404 north to Green Lane E. (the present terminus of 404), proceed east to the intersection and go north on Woodbine Ave. Turn left on Doane Rd. (west towards Leslie St.). Look for the parking signs.
Come on out and out scoop The Scoop! A rep from The Local Scoop will be doing some serious digging. We hope to scoop with you.
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