Volunteer Events

The GRAND OPENING of the Hibou Wetlands Interpretive Trails

Friends of Hibou and the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority 
are pleased to invite you to 
the GRAND OPENING of the
Hibou Wetlands Interpretive Trails
 
When:  Thursday June 28th at 1:00pm (rain or shine)
 
Where:  trail entrance across the road from Main Beach Entrance
 
Parking: free at the Beach Parking Lot
 
Agenda:  Brief opening ceremony and speeches followed by optional walk through the trails. Brochures describing the various numbered features will be available.  Footwear suitable for some wettish areas needed. You may want insect repellent “just in case”.
 
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This is a location you will want to promote, bringing family, children, friends and students back to explore.  http://www.friendsofhibou.com
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Annual Shoreline Cleanup: Thursday May 31, 2018

May 31st, Thursday, we will do our annual shoreline cleanup.  This involves the rough shoreline south of the beach and the main beach if it is necessary.

Meet at 9:30 at the main beach parking lot (north lot) and we will work till noon.

We will have garbage bags.  Bring work gloves if you have them, water and appropriate clothing for weather along the shore.

We mainly seem to pick up old lighters, plastic lids from bottles and other plastics.  It is easier when we do it every year.  Hope you can join us.  Let us know if you think you will come.  friendsofhibou@rogers.com.  Or just see us there.

Marie and Bob Knapp

2018 Trail Clipping Wednesday Afternoon May 9th

It is time to get on with Spring work at Hibou.  Let us know if you can join us for the planned Trail Clipping for Wednesday afternoon May 9th.

Join us at 1:00 pm at the south parking lot.  Bring clippers and work gloves if you have any and your drinking water.  We will work till about 3:30.

Contact us at  friendsofhibou@rogers.com

2018: Beach Cleanup postponed again. Trail Clipping Still on May 9th

Weather forecast for Thursday is 90% chance of precipitation. We are postponing the beach cleanup  till further notice.

We will continue with the planned Trail Clipping for Wednesday afternoon May 9th.

Join us at 1:00 pm at the south parking lot.  Bring clippers and work gloves if you have any and your drinking water.  We will work till about 3:30.

Please let us know if you are joining us.  friendsofhibou@rogers.com

The weather is teaching us flexibility and patience.

Marie and Bob Knapp

2018 Beach Cleanup postponed to May 3rd

Happy Earth Day.  Enjoy this beautiful sunny weather.  We are postponing the Beach Cleanup to Thursday May 3rd.  Hopefully all the snow will be fully melted away and the weather will be cooperative.  Over the past few years that we have been doing this, we have had positive results and good feedback.

Meet us at the main beach parking lot at 9:30.  We will work till noon.  Mostly we will need pitch forks and wheel barrows if you can bring them. Work gloves and drinking water can be helpful for you too.

Please let us know if you are coming to help so we will be expecting you.  Email us at friendsofhibou@rogers.com

If it is raining hard we will postpone.

Friends of Hibou

Marie and Bob

Thursday, April 19: Earth day hike at Hibou

Meet:  1pm at Hibou south parking lot (next to the water pump station) on the east side of Grey County Rd 15.

Hike 5 to 6 km with Bob and Marie Knapp along the different trails in the park and along the shore.  Wear boots. Snow shoes might be useful.  Learn about the park’s history and about recent improvements.   Approximately 2.5 hrs.

See you there.

2018 Winter and Spring events

Happy New Year everyone,

Here are the events we have planned for 2018.  We will post any changes or additional details closer to the date.

Feb 4th, Sunday, Carol Harris will be leading a Bruce trail snowshoe hike at Hibou.  With the cold weather and lots of snow, this will likely be a beautiful hike. Meet at 1:15 at the south parking lot (Pump House) at Hibou Conservation Area on Grey Road 15.  Enjoy this 2 hour snowshoe hike along the inland trails.  Contact Carol at carol_harris@icloud.com

April 19th, Thursday, Bob Knapp will be leading an interpretive spring hike. Please check back for details re time and meeting place or changes related to weather.

April 25th, Wednesday, We will have our annual beach clean up of debris. We are pleased with the work volunteers do every spring to help remove the available debris to make the beach more pleasant in the summer.  Meet us at the main beach parking lot at 9:30.  We will work till noon.  Mostly we will need pitch forks and wheel barrows if you can bring them.

May 9th, Wednesday, we will have our annual trail clipping afternoon.  Join us at 1:00 pm at the south parking lot.  Bring clippers and work gloves if you have any.  We will work till about 3:30.

May 31st, Thursday, we will do our annual shoreline cleanup.  This involves the rough shoreline south of the beach and the main beach if it is necessary.   Meet at 9:30 at the main beach parking lot (north lot) and we will work till noon. We will have garbage bags.  Bring work gloves, water and appropriate clothing for weather along the shore.  We mainly seem to pick up old lighters, plastic lids from bottles and other plastics.  It is easier when we do it every year.  Hope you can join us.

Thank you to everyone who helps make Hibou Conservation Area a place to appreciate our natural environment.

Friends of Hibou Committee