SAVE THE DATE – Sunday August 7th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Set this day aside to bring your family to Hibou Conservation
Area for our
Free Family Fun Day.
Things tend to be a bit quieter now, at least until we have enough snow for snowshoeing or skiing. While we remain uncertain regarding what the winter will bring in terms of restrictions, you do know that Hibou is there for you to venture out of doors enjoying nature while still staying healthy.
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When: Thursday April 25th 9:30 till noon or so
Where: meet us at the beach parking lot.
What to bring: Pitchforks and Wheel barrows are most useful. Rakes help you pull the debris up and onto the shore as much is still in the water this year. You will need rubber boots as often you will be at the water’s edge. Work gloves can also be helpful. Bring water and a snack.
If heavy rain, we will postpone. We will work if only drizzling.
Please let us know if you plan to join us. Your help would be much appreciated.
email@example.com or 519-371-1255 (can leave a message)
GSCA 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
When: Tuesday morning April 25th at 9:30 till noon
Where to meet: at the beach parking lot
What to bring: work gloves, tools such as rakes and pitchforks plus a wheel barrow if you have one. we simply have to move the sawdust debris from the shore and dump it back a little so that the GSCA tractor can pick it up.
It is getting to be that time again. Sometime in the last century there was sawmill and they dumped the sawdust into Georgian Bay. The current picks up what lies on the bottom and takes it to be dumped along the shoreline at the Hibou beach area. By getting rid of it a little at a time, it makes the beach area much more pleasant for swimming through the summer. We are hoping that by doing this in early spring this year we will catch more of the sawdust before it is washed into the water.
It is so helpful for us to know roughly how many will be there to help. If there is significant rain that morning we will have to reschedule. Many hands make lighter work.
let us know by email at email@example.com
We are very grateful for all the help we get from our volunteers. Thank you so much for your contributions of time and energy. The pictures show well the success of work teams in the past. You are great.
We have scheduled two mornings when we plan to build boardwalks again. We need volunteers. Can you help? Please let us know ahead. Email Bob Knapp firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and Time: Wed July 27 and Thurs July 28, 9:00 to 12:30.
Location: meet at the garage at the left parking lot at main beach.
Bring: hammer, work gloves and ear protection if you have it and a bathing suit if you want to swim.
Plan: There will be pre-cut wood on the site. We will work in teams to build 8 ft sections. They will be stored in the garage until a later date when we use them to replace some of the older sections in the wetland.
Please contact Bob Knapp ahead if you plan to come:
email@example.com or phone 519 371 1255
Reminder: Help us get Hibou Beach ready for kids and adults to enjoy this summer. Last year the beach was significantly improved when several volunteers came together for a morning to work at removing sawdust and wood debris along the shore. Let’s do it again!
When: Tuesday May 17th from 9:30 till noonish.
Where: Meet at the beach.
Bring rakes, pitch forks, wheelbarrows, work gloves if you have them.
Please RSVP if you can join us.
or phone us at 519-371-1255 and leave a message.
Hope to hear from you.
For more information about Friends of Hibou go to www.friendsofhibou.com
Marie and Bob Knapp
Great group of 10 volunteers and 3 GSCA staff worked hard today raking up much of the decayed leaves and sawdust debris from the beach edge. Beautiful day and amazing view the entire time.
Thank you to everyone who was there. We are hopeful for a good year of swimming close to home.
Feels good! Job well done!