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Fourth Annual ALUS Elgin Environmental Stewardship Tour

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Aylmer, ON N5H 2R5

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You're Invited to the Annual ALUS Elgin Environmental Stewardship Tour!

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Tour Itinerary

8:30 am Welcome and Registration @ the NEW NEW AGE 54104 James Line, Richmond *coffee available

Guest Speakers: Bryan Gilvesy (CEO ALUS Canada) “ALUS Canada Update and Opening Ceremony”

9:30 am Site 1: Ferguson Site: 55833 Eden Line, Eden ON N0J1H0

Ox-bow Wetland Restoration and Big Otter Creek Buffer

Guest Speakers: Joe Csoff (ALUS Norfolk Participant and Farmer Liaison in Charge of Tallgrass Prairie Plantings) "Prairie Plantings", Betsy McClure (Elgin Clean Water Coordinator and Kettle Creek Conservation Authority Environmental Stewardship Coordinator) “Elgin Clean Water Program”

10:15 am Site 2: Bonnie Ball: 8960 Beattie Line, Straffordville ON N0J 1Y0

Wetland and Erosion Controls along the Big Otter Creek

Guest Speaker: Bonnie Ball (Landowner) "Problems with Gully Erosion”, Paul Gagnon (Long Point Region Conservation Authority Lands and Waters Supervisor) "Using Wetland Creation to deal with erosion"

11:30 am Site 3: The New New Age: 54104 James Line, Aylmer ON

Wetland, Tallgrass Prairie and Reforestation on Small Marginal Fields along the Big Otter Creek

Guest Speaker: Stephen and Katie Hotchkiss (The New New Age Owners), Alyssa Cousineau (ALUS Elgin Program Coordinator)

12:30 pm LUNCH @ The New New Age Farm

** Catered by The Knotted Knead Bakery and Café located in Straffordville

1:00 pm Lake Erie Water Quality Panel

Listen to an overview of issues with Lake Erie’s Water Quality and ask questions to some of our local experts!

Panelists: Ben Hindmarsh (Environmental Specialist, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs), Micheal Funk (Agricultural Soil & Water Quality Technician, Upper Thames Valley Conservation Authority), Paul Gagnon (Lands and Waters Supervisor, Long Point Region Conservation Authority), Wanhong Yang (Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics University of Guelph)

1:30 Door Prize and Activity Prize Announcement (Guest speaker: John Stewart, ALUS Elgin PAC Chairman)

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