Engage, Inspire, & Grow- the OLTA Gathering 2014

Last week I travelled to YMCA’s Geneva Park in Orillia to attend the annual gathering of the Ontario Land Trust Alliance. With a tag line of “Engage, Inspire & Grow” I think I successfully achieved all three. I’ve had the great fortune of attending the OLTA Gathering for the past three years, and I am…

Engaging Young People in Environmental Stewardship Activities

The past several weeks at rare Charitable Research Reserve have been busy; delivering multiple education programs per day, monitoring forest health and salamander populations, and for myself and Carleigh Pope, rare’s Junior Conservation Ecologist, wrapping up another successful season of restoration work. This year’s restoration efforts have been focused on creating a buffer area around…