Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve 50th Celebration

Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve 50th Celebration

On May 1, Lambton Wildlife Inc. celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the purchase of Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve. Roberta Buchanan, property manager for the reserve, welcomed more than 75 people to the celebration and introduced Gerry Clements, one of the founding members of Lambton Wildlife. Gerry spoke about the purchase of the property and the importance of preserving natural spaces in Lambton County.  Four expert naturalists took groups along the reserve’s trail to look at wildflowers, trees, and birds.  Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve is a beautiful Carolinian forest and is home to an impressive array of species that helps to…
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LWI 2022 Environmental Award

LWI 2022 Environmental Award

Presented to Lynn Tremain For her work to educate the public about plastics in the environment and for her significant cleanup efforts. What started as a month-long beach cleanup pledge in April 2021 has become a year of education and activism. Lynn Tremain has since cleaned almost 15 km of beach, collected nearly 700 mylar balloons (and countless other items), and started an Instagram account (@grancleansthebeach) to document and share her findings. She has been promoting the current e-3730 petition in Canada's House of Commons to ban the release of balloons in Canada, and she has been interviewed on CBC…
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LWI 2022 Meritorious Service Award 

LWI 2022 Meritorious Service Award 

Presented to Roberta Buchanan For her significant volunteer stewardship of the local environment and contributions to Lambton Wildlife operations and activities. Roberta is a long-time Lambton Wildlife volunteer who gets things done! One of Roberta’s earliest connections with Lambton Wildlife was through her fundraising efforts in the early 1990s. Under Roberta’s direction, Northern High school held an annual Envirobash with the proceeds of the environmental games and activities going to Lambton Wildlife. Roberta continued her involvement with the club over the years, but increased her activities in 2013 when she took over as Property Manager of the Mandaumin Woods Nature…
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Volunteer Day – Sunday April 10th

Volunteer Day – Sunday April 10th

Volunteers Needed! Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve Volunteer Day – April 10 (rain date April 12), 2022 Lambton Wildlife Inc. needs your help! When: Sunday, April 10, 2022; 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. (weather permitting) Where: Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve (located on Mandaumin Road just south of the village of Mandaumin - parking is on the West (park) side of the road Photo credit - Mark Buchanan What: Clearing trails and picking up garbage Needed: Everyone must wear eye protection, work gloves, and closed-toed shoes(appropriate for wet conditions)   Provided: Loppers and trash grabbers Contact: Roberta Buchanan (roberta.buchanan@icloud.com) both photos in this post credit - Mark Buchanan
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Sydenham River Nature Reserve has been purchased!

Sydenham River Nature Reserve has been purchased!

Lambton Wildlife Inc. is very excited to announce that the fundraising campaign to expand the Sydenham River Nature Reserve has been successful! The 100-acre parcel of Carolinian zone habitat adjacent to the existing Sydenham River Nature Reserve has been purchased! Thank you to everyone who made a donation toward this incredibly important initiative. A total of $78,169.03 was raised! Without the generous support of people like you this purchase would not have been possible! The newly acquired 100-acre property, purchased by Ontario Nature with the support of Lambton Wildlife and many other nature groups, is part of the Carolinian Zone, a region that has more…
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LWI Virtual Series: Prescribed Burns at Pinery PP

LWI Virtual Series: Prescribed Burns at Pinery PP

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Oct 25, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: LWI Virtual Series: Prescribed Burns at Pinery PP Alistair MacKenzie’s role at Pinery is to connect ecology and education to share the marvels of the natural world so that future stewards of the lands and waters see value in their protection forever. Alistair will share his work relating to prescribed burns in the management of natural environments such as oak savannas and tall grass prairies. Register in advance for this webinar:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1s3IJCiyTLaoLsR0uhfbmA After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Sydenham River Nature Reserve Expansion

Sydenham River Nature Reserve Expansion

The Sydenham River Nature Reserve is well known throughout Ontario. Recently the YouTube personality “The Happy Camper” was in Lambton County on tour and specifically asked to visit the Sydenham Nature Reserve, one of Ontario’s best remaining examples of imperiled habitats. Follow the link below to get a small glimpse of this beautiful reserve. Lambton Wildlife is fundraising to purchase property adjacent to the existing reserve to expand the size of the incredibly significant and biodiverse Sydenham River Nature Reserve. This important initiative can only succeed with your help! Every donation will help protect the many endangered and at-risk species…
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Establishing a native pollinator area at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve

Establishing a native pollinator area at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve

The frontage along Mandaumin Road has been transformed into a Native pollinator garden. In May thearea was prepared and seeded with a mix of native pollinator plants, and this past week another 600native seedlings were planted. A big thank you to Enbridge, who provided a grant for the project, and tothe volunteers from LWI who carried out the work.
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Lambton Wildlife Inc. Needs Volunteers

Lambton Wildlife Inc. needs volunteers to begin site preparation for planting native plants at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve. Date: November 4, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Please wear long pants, work gloves, closed toed shoes, and bring your own mask to wear in the event that social distancing is not possible. We will be removing small brush with loppers (branch pruners) and picking up garbage. Several pair of loppers and garbage pickers will be available for use but please bring your own if possible.  Due to COVID-19 sharing loppers or garbage pickers will not be permitted Meeting Location: The nature reserve is located…
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