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Volunteers Monday July 19 9am till noon

We are looking for more volunteers to help us do trail clipping and cleaning litter along the length of shoreline

WHEN:  Monday morning July 19, 9am till noon

WHERE TO MEET: at the south parking lot by the pump house.

WHAT TO BRING: water, insect repellent, comfortable work gloves, clippers for clipping the trail, small garbage bag is you have some for litter pick up.

THE PLAN: We will divide into smaller groups. we hope for six people to do clipping. Two groups on the interpretive trail and one  group on The Point Trail across the road.

We will also have three groups to do litter pick up along the shore. 

With the lower water, there is more shoreline to pick up things that the waves have deposited (not wood). We will also ask you to dismantle any firepits you see as these are not allowed at Hibou.

It is helpful if you let us know that you are able to join us. 

Email me at     friendsofhibou@rogers.com

Join Don Sankey for a photography hike along the HIbou shore and on the trails. Bring your camera. Learn more about taking pictures to capture nature in different elements. Plus you will see the beginning signs of spring. 

When: Tuesday March 30th 1pm till 3pm (weather forecast looks good so far)

Where: meet at the pump house parking lot southern end of Hibou

Details: be prepared for wet areas.

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE.Click here to register

Guided Hike on Hibou Interpretive Trail

Join Bob Knapp for an informative hike on the the Interpretive Trail. Learn more about the trail from the person who inspired and worked hard in its remaking. Plus you will see the beginning signs of spring.
YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE

Join Bob Knapp for an informative hike on the Interpretive Trail. Learn more about the trail from the person who inspired and worked hard in its remaking. Plus you will see the beginning signs of spring.

When: Tuesday March 16th 1pm till 3pm (weather forecast looks good so far)

Where: meet at the pump house parking lot southern end of Hibou

Details: be prepared for wet areas. Boots and hiking poles would be helpful

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Click here to register

Grey Souble Conservation Job Opportunities: contract and summer jobs.

Employment Opportunities:

Field Assistant – Eight Month Contract, Full-Time

Summer Jobs:

Conservation Areas Parks Maintenance

Conservation Areas Customer Service Representative/Maintenance

Tree Planter

Water Resources Technician 

Day Camp Supervisor 

Day Camp Assistant Supervisor 

Day Camp Leader (2 positions) 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Eugenia Falls Park Ambassador 

Inglis Falls Park Ambassador 

Spirit Rock Park Ambassador 

Scheduled Hikes Resume

Friends of Hibou are happy to be scheduling hikes again, one month at a time.  Below is the information for March hikes.  We do allow children eight years old and older as long as they are capable of maneuvering around flooded areas if necessary. You are responsible for overseeing your children.

For our hikes, as before, you must register in advance.

Register at https://www.greysauble.on.ca/waiver/covid-19-guidelines-and-waiver-forguided-hikes-friend-of-hibou/

Where to meet: These three hikes will start from the Parking Lot by the Pump house at the most southerly entrance to the trails.

Time:  1pm to 3pm.

Reminder – social distancing will be in place, and masks should be quickly available in the case of inadvertent closer contact than planned.  We will keep numbers manageable at about ten in total per hike leader.

Tuesday March 2nd. Barry Lewin will lead a snowshoe/hike on the Interpretive Trail.

Tuesday March 16th. Bob Knapp will lead a snowshoe/hike on the Interpretative Trail. Depending on the group and the weather, he may offer an extension to another section.

Tuesday March 30th Don Sankey will share photography skills on parts of the shoreline trail and the Interpretive Trail. You may bring your camera. Learn more about winter light, snow and more.

Keep watching for further possible events in April.

 

 

Winter Hikes at Hibou

Please note!  All Friends of Hibou hikes are cancelled until further notice.  Trails are still open for your use.  

Enjoy life with Covid restrictions even in winter! Come out on a hike with Friends of Hibou. When registering, leave name, number attending and phone number.

All hikes will be 1 to 3pm and you will meet at the south parking lot (by Pumping station.) The date may be later that week depending on weather. You will be emailed any changes. According to latest provincial directive, numbers will be limited to 5 including the leader.

You must register in advance.

 Register at https:// www.greysauble.on.ca/waiver/covid-19-guidelines-and-waiver-forguided-hikes-friend-of-hibou/

Reminder – social distancing will be in place, and masks should be quickly available in the case of inadvertent closer contact than planned. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in regards to COVID-19.

Tuesday January 12, Bob Knapp will lead a hike or snowshoe likely on the Interpretative Trail and see the winter changes in the wet land area.

Monday February 1, Barry Lewin will lead a snowshoe or hike on the Point Trail.

Monday Feb 15, Don Sankey Explore winter hiking with a camera. Learn more about winter light, snow and more.

We Wish You Good Times Ahead in 2021!

May you spend. this season in calm and peaceful conversation with those who matter to you. May the year ahead bring you good health and be filled with joy and may it be a whole lot better than 2020…. please 😊

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Friends of Hibou Committee. We look forward to times when we can gather in groups and enjoy singing and laughing and hugging safely without wearing a mask.

Marie Knapp, Bob Knapp, Don Sankey, Barry Lewin, Krista McKee, Brian Tannahill, Susan McGowan

Necessary Boardwalk Repair

Several pieces of wood on the boardwalk on the Interpretive Trail were showing major signs of disrepair. Last week Bob replaced eight boards and it was much more work than anticipated. He pulled the wood boards in on a toboggan.

Pulling out the old boards was the most difficult. The nails refused to pull out. New boards are being screwed in place. The replaced boards makes that part much easier and safer to walk on.

We will be needing volunteers to replace many more boards in the spring. Bob is now well versed in what will be needed.