2017 Raffle Tickets Now Available!
First Prize: Painting by Allen Smutylo and book "Wild Places"
Second Prize: Perception Tribute 9.5ft Kayak
Third Prize: Evening of Stargazing for Six at Quetican Observatory
Fourth Prize: Gift Certificate for Dinner/ Spa/ Golf at Cobble Beach
Fifth Prize: 60 Minute Aromatherapy Massage
Thank you to everyone for your support of the Biosphere Association work in conservation, restoration and stewardship.
PLEASE CALL Mike for tickets at (416) 837-2959 or Elizabeth (local) (519) 377-5166. The draw is on Nov 16th.
Please support conservation on the Bruce Peninsula
Join us on an Eco-Adventure
Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature in a World Biosphere Reserve. Adventures include hiking along the Niagara Escarpment to explore forests, cliffs and caves and learning about ecology and traditional survival skills on expeditions with like-minded people.
See the Lindsay Tract Video!
Lindsay Tract is a special place where meandering trails reveal the treasures of Bruce Peninsula forests...
See the Lion's Head Video!
This video dramatically displays the natural beauty and grandeur of the Lion's Head Nature Reserve where the cliffs rise 70 metres above the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay.
See the Greig's Caves Video!
See where the rugged slopes of the Niagara Escarpment lie hidden beneath a rich canopy of deciduous forest. Far above Georgian Bay's waters, caves have been sculpted by the waves of ancient seas
Our free 2017 annual Forest Fair was held at Lindsay Tract Trails. There wasr a morning of inspiring guest speakers, FREE BBQ LUNCH an afternoon of fun outdoor activities.
Please share this event and mark your calendars. See you there!
The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association supports our local forest ecosystems.
If you would like to help with this event or have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is for families, kids and people of all ages! Come out and explore the forests of the Bruce!
Saturday, October 14, 9 AM - 4 PM
Demonstration Site Tour
We hope you were able to join us and learn about projects that contributed to environmental stewardship.
Free Barbecue for participants!
Complimentary bus transportation was provided
Bayside Astronomy: Celebrate our Natural Night Sky!
The program for Bayside Astronomy ran until Labour Day.
We plan to be at Lion's Head, Singing Sands, MIller's Family Camp
and Summerhouse Park next year.
The program starts around 9:00PM and runs, weather permitting, as long there are people interested in looking through the telescopes, or talking about the cosmos.
See more information on Facebook by clicking on the link below or logging in to Facebook and searching for darksky.astronomy
Hope to see you there in 2018!
Environmental Network Meeting
Bringing environmental groups together
Karst, Judges Creek and More!
At the 2017 AGM, members found out about Karst Landscape,
Well and Septic Implications, Springs at Judges Creek headwaters, and 2017 Biosphere Projects
March 23 AGM
SEPTIC System Upgrades
To help residents upgrade septic systems, in 2016 we obtained a $75,000 grant from MOECC to offer incentives to fix some failing septic systems on the Stokes and Old Woman’s Rivers.
In 2017, with MOECC support for a second year we again offer this program. Check this site later for more details, or phone Elizabeth at (519) 377-5166.
Baptist Harbour Cleanup!
This Ontario Nature event on October 1st 2016 was possible thanks to generous funding from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund and is part of the Doors Open to Nature series. For more details click below.
Trillium Grant for Soil Erosion
The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association received a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for $241,500 over three years to support its efforts to tackle soil erosion on agricultural land. The Association's ongoing work with farmers on the Northern Bruce Peninsula improves water quality and preserves fertility of fields by reducing sediment runoff that would otherwise enter streams and ultimately flow into Lake Huron or Georgian Bay
Fighting Phragmites on the Bruce Peninsula
Phragmites is one of Canada's most invasive plants and it has begun taking hold here on the Peninsula. Help us to fight it back! The summer over now, but for some the fun is just beginning. About 16 adventurers enjoyed a February 2016 snowshoe excursion through the forests and wetlands of Ira Lake. We learned about the ecology of winter including the SUB-NIVEAN environmnent. Thanks to the local "Phrag Fighters" who came out to clip seed heads and enjoy chili in the bush, and Jenna and Gillian who helped Sean with the arrangements and acted as expert resource people.
With funding from the Habitat Stewardship Program, the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association has been helping local waterfront property owners to naturalize their shorelines.
Shoreline Workshops were first held in 2015 and covered septic systems, gardening, stormwater management and living with wildlife. Funded through the Government of Canada's National Conservation Plan.