All of us at Ausable Bayfield Conservation wish you and those close to you a happy and healthy season and a Happy New Year.

Spring tree order form is hereSpring tree order form now available

Spring tree order program year's busiest

The Christmas season is here and it is the early days of winter but spring is not far behind. The spring tree order form is now online at Order Trees web link. We receive mail-in orders until January 31, 2016. Orders are taken accompanied by payment until Monday, February 29, 2016.

Landowners plant tens of thousands of trees through the spring and autumn tree order programs but the spring program is the largest of the two. People in the watershed buy trees for conservation projects such as windbreaks, watercourse buffers, reforestation of erosion-prone slopes, or tree planting on marginal agricultural lands. Copies of the tree order form can be found and printed from the Order Trees link at or they are available at the office at 71108 Morrison Line, just east of Exeter and south of Highway 83. Call 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 to find out more.
Click this Spring Tree Order news link.

More news about protecting water, soil, living things

Local tree planter

Huron County’s Clean Water Project has helped county residents and community groups complete more than 1,800 water-quality projects over the past ten years. Stu Steckle, of the Zurich area, is one of more than a thousand landowners who have done projects on their properties with county grants to help make these improvements possible. As part of a series of articles about local landowners doing water-quality projects in Huron County, Stu
was visited on an unseasonably warm December day. He was asked by us to share why he has planted hundreds of trees on his property through four planting projects.
Find out more by clicking on Huron County Clean Water Project feature story news link.


Students actively brainstorm solutions to challenges at workshop

Twenty-five local secondary school students learned about energy efficiency in agriculture at a workshop near Exeter on December 16. The students are studying agricultural technology or energy as part of the Specialist High Skills Major program at St. Anne’s Catholic Secondary School in Clinton. They attended the workshop at Huron Tractor north of Exeter. The students did not just sit in a classroom listening. They worked in five groups to come up with their own actions to improve energy efficiency at farm operations. The students formed very different options to answer the challenge.
For more information click on the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship workshop news item.


Conservation Dinner nears $1 million raised

The Conservation Dinner Committee invites people to buy a Conservation Dinner ticket as a gift this Christmas season and to help this local community success story reach the $1 million mark. The Conservation Dinner Committee has set the date for the 27th gala charitable Conservation Dinner as Thursday, April 14, 2016 at South Huron Recreation Centre, 94 Victoria Street East, Exeter.
This gala charitable dinner and auction is set reach and surpass the mark of $1 million in net proceeds raised over the event’s 27-year history.
For more information visit the Conservation Dinner news item, the Conservation Dinner web page, or


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