- Morning Tour: Bill & Anne Phelan’s Forest Property near Bayfield
- Afternoon Speaker: Brenda Gallagher of Upper Thames CA: Invasive Species
- CHAINSAW DRAW and Raffle
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9:45 a.m. Tour: of Bill and Anne Phelan’s forested property. It is hard to believe, but it is 15 years since we visited the Phelan site in April, 2000. At the time they were in the process of thinning their pine plantation. The Phelan’s can now show us and discuss the results of that thinning operation as well as highlighting other activities on their property including a small wetland creation project, products from their small bandsaw mill, wildlife related topics, etc.
Location: 77915 Porters Hill Line northeast of Bayfield (west side of Porters Hill Line, between Tower Line Road and Telephone Road). Parking will be available beside the driveway or near the buildings, depending on the weather prior to April 11th.
12:00 Noon: Lunch and Business Meeting at the White Carnation Banquet Hall located at 79867 Parr Line south of Holmesville
- General meeting and updates (e.g. past activities, planned activities, treasurer’s report, election of executive members, chainsaw draw and raffle, etc.)
CHAINSAW DRAW –
One member in attendance will win a: STIHL MS 251 Chainsaw (45.6 cc, MSRP $479.99)
- Each current member who attends will receive one draw ticket.
- Members will receive one additional ticket for each guest they bring who purchases a new membership prior to the draw.
- Each new member purchasing a membership prior to the draw will receive one draw ticket.
- You must be present at the draw in order to qualify to win.
There will be a separate raffle table. If members have, or can access, items to donate for the raffle, please bring them to the meeting (e.g. wood crafts, tools, books, clothes, etc.)
Afternoon Speaker (approximately 1:30 p.m.) Brenda Gallagher will deliver a presentation on Invasive Plant Species, a growing threat to biodiversity in our woodlots and other natural areas. Brenda is an Upper Thames CA staff member and is very knowledgeable on plant identification, edible plant species and assorted native plant restoration topics.