April 15 – AGM – AGM Meeting, Presentation by Victoria Pepe about research in the park, catered lunch and a guided hike.

March 20, 2023  – LSNT (Lambton Shore Nature Trails) was pleased to present -Habitat Stewardship – by our Habitat Stewardship Technician – Victoria Pepe, about our Habit Stewardship Program and how you can contribute. Port Franks Community Centre – Optimist Room 28 people enjoyed this presentation.

March 15, 2023 – March Break Event – Bonfire, Maple Syrup Taffy, S’mores and crafts at the Chalet. Approximately 200 guests enjoyed this event and were supported by 8 volunteers. Fortunately the weather cooperated and we were able to toboggan!

February 20, 2023 – Winter in the Wild – Bonfire, Maple Syrup Taffy, S’mores and crafts at the Chalet. Approximately 100 guests enjoyed this event.

November 19, 2022 – Member Appreciation Event – Dr. Chris Houser presented – The State of the Great Lakes Shoreline.https://www.nuclearinnovationinstitute.ca/smart-beach

November 9, 2022 – Dune Grass Transplanting – 30 bags of dune grass were harvested and transplanted locally. Thanks to the 8 volunteers who braved the wind to help out.

November 5, 2022 – Rolling Boardwalk Building – With the help of our volunteers we were able to build 16 – 16′ boardwalk pieces in the morning and deploy them at P7 in the afternoon.

October 16, 2022 – Pinery Fall Classic – 336 participants were registered for the run and countless volunteers are to be thanked for making this a great day!

October 1, 2022 – Fall Native Plant Sale – Thanks to all who purchased and volunteered.

July 14, 2022 – Volunteer Appreciation BBQ – Volunteers from all events enjoyed a great BBQ supper followed by a presentation by our research department.

May 14, 2022 – Sprint Native Plant Sale – Thanks to all who purchased and volunteered.

April 30, 2022 – Friends of Pinery Park Annual General Meeting – AGM for the first hour of the meeting (members only), followed by a presentation by Mhairi McFarlane about the Nature Conservancy of Canada work in field restoration and how you can restore your own home gardens into native habitats! Lunch was served and then an activity followed.

March 15 and 17, 2022 –Participants joined us at the Visitors Centre to learn about the Friends of Pinery Park and pick up origami kits and snacks.

January 27, 2022 -Knowing Wildlife and the Art of Tracking Webinar- Speaker Chris Gilmour, Knowing Wildlife and the Art of Tracking – Zoom meeting

In this presentation by Friends of Pinery Park, naturalist and wildlife tracker Chris Gilmour from www.chrisoutdoors.ca shared an introduction to the art and science of wildlife tracking. Many of us know about animals from what we read, watch on TV, and the often-brief encounters we have with animals in the wild.

Learning to track wildlife is about more than learning to ID lifeless footprints. It is about reading the story of nature written across the landscape. Wildlife trackers are storytellers, and the tracks of the animals teach us about the intricate details of their lives. Come learn about local wildlife and how to become a tracker!

To see Chris’s video, click here.

July 27, 2021 -Asian Carp Information Session

Thanks to all who attended.  We hope to make this an annual event!

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Information Session – Asian Carp Canada

Asian Carp Poster