Lambton Wildlife Inc. is pleased to announce that we are re-opening both the Mandaumin
Woods Nature Reserve and the Karner Blue Sanctuary for hiking. With many parks reopening
we feel it’s appropriate to open our trails too. Please continue to observe physical distancing
guidelines when visiting LWI trails and follow the signs for direction of travel so that you do not
have to step off the trail to pass oncoming hikers.
The uncertainty caused by the CONVID-19 crisis, and concern for the health and welfare of our members and the community at large, all Lambton Wildlife indoor and outdoor events are presently cancelled. When social distancing recommendations are lifted, LWI will reassess the situation and will notify members when normal programs resume.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe.
Lambton Wildlife President
The Lambton Wildlife banquet, scheduled for Saturday, April 18, has been regretfully cancelled due to the present situation of the COVID 19. Hopefully, you understand the situation that we’re faced with and the safety of our members and those that host the banquet is first in our minds. Many thanks to those who supported us and purchased tickets early or donated items to the silent auction. We ask you for patience and understanding.
Ticket costs will be refunded as soon as possible once the situation stabilizes. You also have an option to move the monies paid towards the 2021 banquet. Please call or email Lori Clancy (firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-862-5198) to express your wishes and arrange for a refund when society normalizes, once we are all out of social distancing and isolation.
For those who donated items for the silent auction, items can be returned to your doorstep or donated to the Sydenham Field-Naturalist Banquet in the fall. Cindy Seward will call you to make arrangements.
We hope you are all well in this very unique situation.
Lambton Wildlife President
Lambton Wildlife’s Annual General Meeting is fast approaching April 18 at Camlachie United Church. The business meeting will begin at 4:30, silent auction at 5, a delicious dinner at 6 and then a wonderful presentation about Churchill Manitoba’s famous polar bears!
Tickets will be on sale at the February and March’s indoor meeting for $25 for adults and $9 for children. You can also get your tickets by calling Lori Clancy at (519) 312-9216.
We are asking for donations for our silent auction and door prizes. Please bring items that are new, nature-related, or consumable to one of our indoor meetings or contact Cindy Seward (519)-331-9512 or Brandy Fenwick (519)-330-4193.
An exciting new Grant Program has been initiated by Lambton Wildlife Inc. to support the conservation, preservation, and protection of the natural environment in Lambton County.
Lambton Wildlife Inc. is inviting community groups and organizations, schools, Conservation Authorities, and Indigenous groups to submit applications for funds to support environmental initiatives in Lambton County.
Any project that enhances the ecological value of property in Lambton County will be considered. Projects must take place within Lambton County and use only native plants.
A total of $10,000 is available for 2019 with awards ranging from $500 to $5000. Applications are due by April 15 with successful applicants being notified by May 1, 2019.
For additional information, and to apply on-line, click the Grants tab on the home page of the Lambton Wildlife website: lambtonwildlife.com
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Lambton Wildlife Incorporated (LWI) has been protecting nature for over 50 years by bringing those with a love of nature together to work towards common goals in conservation, preservation, and protection of the natural environment in Lambton County. Through a range of programs and events we aim to foster an environment that encourages appreciating, learning, and teaching about the natural environment. In order to continue the voice and values of LWI, we must reach out to our younger generation to provide them with positive experiences in nature.
Nature deficit disorder may be a coined phrase but the symptoms are real. Today children are spending half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago with much of this time now devoted to viewing digital media. Time spent playing outside is correlated with increased physical activity, mental creativity, decreased aggression and better concentration in children. Recent research has also shown that children who play outside are more likely to protect nature as adults. The most direct route to caring for the environment as an adult is participating in “wild nature activities” before the age of 11. This is where we come in. (more…)