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Soil book author to speak in Clinton on December 13

Author of soil books to speak at Huron Soil and Crop Improvement Association Annual General Meeting

Huron Soil and Crop Annual General Meeting to take place at Libro Community Hall in Clinton, Ontario on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The author of Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, David R. Montgomery, is a guest speaker at the Huron County Soil and Crop Improvement Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

The AGM event takes place at Libro Community Hall in Clinton, Ontario at 239 Bill Fleming Drive. 

Doors open at 5 p.m. Huron Soil and Crop business takes place at around 5:30 p.m. Dinner starts at about 6:30 p.m. Speakers present starting at about 7:15 p.m. The evening finishes at around 9:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $20 each. Continuing education unit (CEU) credits are available for participants. To buy tickets, contact Huron Soil and Crop Improvement Association (HSCIA) secretary Sharon Devine at 519-868-8946. You may also register for tickets online at the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) Wild Apricot web page at this link: Please register by December 4. To find out more about the AGM visit
Great to see Morrison Reservoir (Morrison Lake) at Morrison Dam Conservation Area east of Exeter, and the South Huron Trail Mobile, on the South Huron Trail, included in this video!
Ausable Bayfield Conservation staff and volunteers were pleased to have the chance to talk with people like you at the 100th International Plowing Match IPM and Rural Expo in Walton, Huron County, Ontario, Canada from September 19-23, 2017. We would like to thank all volunteers and all the landowners who visited the tent. We would also like to thank the staff of Maitland Conservation, hosts of the conservation authorities tent, for the amazing job they did. We were pleased to partner with you at the tent. Thanks go to Maitland Conservation staff for the amazing Huron County Clean Water Project display in the tent as well.
This short video shows just some of the great features of the tent.
People who took the time to stop in found out about windbreaks; buffers; and more. They enjoyed the fun photo station; the magical Mystery Faucet magic floating tap; the real live stream in the tent; the critters-in-the-water Stream Life station about invertebrates; the painting station; the cover crops station and - of course - the amazing Augmented Reality (AR) Digital Sandbox! 
Congratulations to all involved in the successful IPM and Rural Expo.
The Healthy Lake Huron: Clean Water, Clean Beaches Partnership is now providing regular news updates digitally. The Partnership has also added a new YouTube channel and, this past summer, the Partnership launched an upgraded new, mobile-friendly website. The Partnership is also posting regularly on the Twitter feed. It's all part of our effort to report to you about Lake Huron protection efforts by combining personal outreach - through presentations and displays - with the use of powerful and cost-effective new digital and social media tools.
To find out more, or to sign up, visit the website at this link:
Thinking of a project for next year? Maybe it's transforming a wet part of your property into a wetland or giving cover crops a try. Maybe it's planting a windbreak. 
Autumn is a great time to start planning for next year's planting projects. Call us if you're planning some new best management practices or projects. We can help!

New Co-Chairs for Conservation Dinner selected

The Conservation Dinner Committee has selected Larry Taylor and Jim Beckett as Co-Chairs of the 2018 gala charitable auction event to be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The two volunteers said they were honoured to be chosen.
Find out more by reading the the first Conservation Dinner electronic newsletter issue and don't forget to subscribe! Here it is: Conservation Dinner Newsletter - Issue One

Visit for flood messages

For flood messages, visit the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority ABCA website at at this link: The ABCA has four levels for flood messages:
  • Normal – No flood conditions currently exist
  • Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook / Water Safety: General watershed conditions are being assessed for high runoff potential that could lead to flooding, and to remind the public of general river safety issues.
  • Flood Watch: Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.
  • Flood Warning:  Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities and individuals should take action to deal with flood conditions. This may include road closures and evacuations.
You may find flood messages by clicking on the Flood Messages dial on the home page.

About 200 people called for owls, learned about these nighttime creatures; Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation sponsored; Conservation Halton brought live owls 

About 200 people attended the popular annual Owl Prowl on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Morrison Dam Conservation Area east of Exeter.

Those who took part met live owls brought in from Conservation Halton’s Mountsberg Raptor Centre. Most of the people on the night hike also saw or heard local owls, such as Eastern Screech Owls, in their natural habitat, in the woods at the conservation area. People came from as far away as Dundas and Port Elgin for the event.

There were two 90-minute sessions held with a talk about owls and a night hike ‘hoot.’ Ausable Bayfield Conservation educators provided short talks about these amazing nighttime animals. Many of those who took part dissected pellets and had their picture taken with Otis the Owl (a human-sized costumed owl). Many took part in night hikes, with the educators, to call in and look for owls that live in Morrison Dam Conservation Area.

To learn more visit this link:


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