A Great Day is a Volunteer Day!

By Marcelo Kawanami

October is full of Gamiing’s events! From a Wild Edibles Workshop to an Interpretive Trail Walk, Gamiing has prepared a full range of activities allowing a direct integration between people and the natural environment.

Volunteer DayLast week, we had our Volunteer Day! Many volunteers from nearby communities came to Gamiing Nature Centre and provided a great support in maintaining the structure of this space which is key to the ecosystem of the Kawartha’s region. The volunteer team supported in the cleaning of the property, and also in building up a turtle site!

Volunteer Day 2

It was a great day to meet new people, learn more about sustainability and Gamiing’s values! We will have another Volunteer Day next Saturday, October 19th from 10 am until 2 pm. Volunteers will help us set up the property for our Halloween event! Not only will you be helping Gamiing and learning new skills, but it will also be an amazing opportunity to get outside and meet new people. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Because we are providing lunch, it is important to pre-register for this volunteer day. If you would like to participate but don’t have a ride let us know as carpooling may be available. If you would like to sign up please email Katie@gamiing.org or volunteermanagement@gamiing.org

We are waiting for you!

Great Lakes Now!

By Marcelo Kawanami

Two weeks ago, The Nature Conservancy posted a great video entitled “Investing in the Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands”. This 5 minutes video shows the importance of the Great Lakes for the coastal communities that significantly rely on the local ecosystem resources.

Combining recreation with sustainable economic growth is a key element for successful projects regarding wetlands and coastal communities.

I believe this video brings a good perspective of possible actions in order to protect natural resources while bringing economic benefits for local communities! For more information, I recommend you all to check The Nature Conservancy website and its projects: http://www.nature.org/