Volunteer Events

Aug 28-29, 2017 work day postponed

Watch for new date.

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DSCF4123We hope you have enjoyed this summer.  Unfortunately we are postponing our work day tomorrow for two reasons:

  • no one has contacted us to say they would be there
  • the area is quite wet and postponing the work day for a couple of weeks could make it easier to do.

Watch for our next notice for the new date.

Chris Hachey is no longer with the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority.  We enjoyed working with Chris.

We are pleased to have Jason Traynor as our new liaison.  He is quite experienced with the area and GSCA and has been good to work with.

Marie and Bob Knapp

Tues-Wed Aug 29-30 morning, 2017 Volunteers Needed

DSCF4129GSCA will have boardwalk and cement blocks on the trail ready to place and attach with screw drills.  On the 29th, we will put in place 18 to 20 eight foot lengths of boardwalk on the wet land trail and attach as needed.

If you can help please meet us:

When: at 9:00 am till 12:30 Tues. Aug. 29.  We will use Wednesday if we need a rain day or if the work has not been completed Tuesday. 

Where to meet:  by the road at the main gate to the Hibou Conservation Area beach on East BayShore Road.

What To Bring:   work gloves, drinking water, boots for wet land and a battery operated drill if you have one.

RSVP:  marieknapp@rogers.com   It would be helpful to know if you think you can make it.  We hope to have 6 to 8 volunteers along with workers from GSCA. 

Friends of Hibou is grateful for your volunteering assistance.

 

Wanted: Photos for the 2018 Calendar

Yes, we are planning for the 2018 Calendars and invite you to contribute. The calendars will be sent to people who have volunteered time and effort during the year.  We will also give them to our project funders. We may have some to sell and the proceeds will be used to fund the calendar project. 

We are looking for photos that promote Hibou including summer fun on the beach, beaver activity in the wetlands, fall colours, winter activities and natural features such as ice formations. We would like high resolution photos (300 ppi). The photographer for each photo used for the calendar will be recognized.

Deadline date for submissions:   photos related to Sept till April is June 12th;   photos related to May till August is August 28th.  

To submit photos, or get more information, please contact Carol Harris at:  carol_harris@icloud.com

Also you can visit our website  http://friendsofhibou.com

We look forward to your contributions and will let you know if one of your photos has been selected.  Thank you for helping Friends of Hibou

Saturday May 27th: Volunteers Needed at Hibou

We would love to know if you can meet us for Trail Clipping and Shoreline Cleanup.

Meet us at 9:30am at the first parking lot after the Hibou Entrance when you are coming from Owen Sound … where the Meaford water station is located.

Bring work gloves and clippers if you have them, water, hat, sun screen and “bug stuff” may be useful too.   Although just showing up is fine, it would be helpful if you let us know if you are coming.  Email us at friendsofhibou@rogers.com or marieknapp@rogers.com.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

Marie Knapp

Saturday May 27: Trail Clipping New Date

Postponed Trail Clipping that was scheduled for Tuesday May 9th. We will plan to do it on Saturday morning May 27 and combine it with the shoreline cleanup.

Due to the excessive wet in the wet land area we decided to postpone the Trail Clipping that was scheduled for Tuesday May 9th.  We will plan to do it on Saturday morning May 27 and combine it with the shoreline cleanup.

Meet us at 9:30am at the first parking lot after the Hibou Entrance when you are coming from Owen Sound.

Bring work gloves and clippers if you have them, water, hat, sun screen and “bug stuff” may be helpful too.   It would be helpful if you let us know if you are coming.  But just showing up is fine too.  Hopefully the sun will be shining.

 

 

May 2017: Hibou Trail Clipping Afternoon

Volunteers can help us improve the trails.

When:  Tuesday May 9/17 at 1:oopm till about 3:30

Where:  Meet us at the first parking lot after the Hibou Entrance coming from Owen Sound.

What to bring:  large branch clippers, work gloves, water and hat etc.

Giving the trails a good clipping in the spring keeps them in good shape for the rest of the year. It would be helpful if you could let us know if you are coming.  But just showing up is fine too.

Our Website: We are feeling really good about enhancements we have made to our web site.  Click here to look around the site.  You may even see your picture on it somewhere.

Note:  Committee members meet briefly at 12:30 same location.

April 2017: Successful Beach Clean-up In spite of Rain

What an industrious group of 16 volunteers working together to make the beach a great swimming spot for families and visitors!  The wall of wood debris we were faced with as we began our work felt rather insurmountable but we didn’t let that stop us.  Wheel barrows and pitchforks came in very handy given the depth of the debris at the water’s edge.  In fact we could have used more pitch forks but the surplus of rakes gave others the job of pulling together the smaller piles into larger ones that could be lifted into wheel barrows.  Let the pictures tell the tale.

Thank you to everyone for your gift of time and effort.  This is a good example of how the Friends of Hibou work. Friends helping friends.

The picture shows the piles of debris now ready to be moved away from the shore by GSCA staff.