At this time of year some of us reflect on the past year.
This year Friends of Oliphant worked hard to provide some Educational events to help us to understand the Environment that we live in. Our mandate is to provide information to educate each and every one us about this beautiful area we live and play in!
In May we as a group, with assistance of Oliphant Campers’ Association, once again worked hard on a successful beach cleanup of beautiful Oliphant. We cleaned up our beaches, waterfront and roadside, and collected close to 75 pounds of garbage and recyclables. This will continue to be an ongoing project in the New Year.
On July 22nd we held an Educational event at the Oliphant Campers Church.
We were pleased to welcome between 75-80 people. We were so fortunate to have Three Amazing guest speakers who enlightened us with their knowledge about our Environment. Our topic was Underwater Worlds of Aquatic Life on the Bruce Peninsula where Jenna McGuire – Interpretive Coordinator at Parks Canada informed us as to what lives under our water in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. We also learned about the production of Honey from a local honey producer Brian Reis from Felsenmeer Apiaries, Howdenvale and some of you were able to purchase local honey from him. We also had a presentation from Erinn Lawrie of Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation who showed a video (below) that was filmed mainly in Oliphant. The subject was on endangered turtles that are in our own backyard!
WORKING FOR WETLANDS
FOOCE would like to thank all of the people who attended and were so generous in their donations on that day. We are a small group and do not charge a membership so any donations are greatly appreciated. We live or die by these generous donations.
Friends of Oliphant are pleased to announce that Cliff Bilyea has joined our group of Directors. We also would like to thank Sheila McMahon for generous and important contributions to Friends of Oliphant over the years.
Please read the LETTER FROM THE CHAIR for an update on what’s in store for 2018.