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Celebrate the 2008 Forest Capital of Canada with a nature walk!

Tuesday, April 15th 2008 12:22:38pm

Celebrate the 2008 Forest Capital of Canada with a nature walk!

Ontario Forestry Association to host Norfolk County Biodiversity Walk

The Ontario Forestry Association invites you to celebrate Norfolk County as the 2008 Forest Capital of Canada by joining them on a nature walk on Saturday May 3, 2008 from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm. This will be a fun and informal full day tour led by knowledgeable conservation and stewardship professionals as they explore the amazing diversity of Norfolk County’s forested areas.

The tour will start at St. Williams Forest Centre, Ontario’s first nursery and plantation site, followed by a visit to the centre’s natural forest stands and a natural prairie site that has unique trees particular to the area.

A highlight of Saturday’s tour will be a guided walk through Backus Woods to explore the diverse and unique tree species of Ontario’s largest intact tract of Carolinian forest.

The Norfolk County Biodiversity Tour is part of a series of 6 nature walks to be held across Ontario this year. The Ontario Forestry Association Nature Walk Series will help you appreciate the diversity of Ontario’s forests and how to identify native tree species. The series is sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.


St. Williams Forest Centre, 885 Hwy 24 St. Williams, Norfolk County (see map below)


Saturday, May 3, 2008, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm


Ontario Forestry Association Nature Walk Series-Norfolk County  
Biodiversity Tour


Ontario Forestry Association with Ministry of Natural Resources

Registration: $20 Saturday activities (includes lunch); Optional Sunday activities in the area. Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact the Ontario Forestry Association at 1-800-387-0790 or info@oforest.on.ca.
Media Contact:

Carla Grant, Executive Director, Ontario Forestry Association

The Ontario Forestry Association is a non-profit, registered charity dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of Ontario's forests, and to developing stewardship of forest ecosystems (www.oforest.on.ca).