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Pine River Watershed Initiative Network Winter 2021 Newletter


Pine River Watershed Initiative Network Winter 2021 Newletter

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PRWIN DIRECTORS RETIRE

This fall, two long serving PRWIN directors retired from our board. 
Gord Cale and Murray Ferguson were celebrated at our November meeting. These gentlemen served our organization and contributed valuable expertise to our non profit group.


David Grant, chairman of the Pine River Watershed Initiative presented certificates to recognize their dedication and support to PRWIN. 

We wish them good health and happiness with their retirement.

Due to Covid restrictions, all 2020 personal orders were declined until Spring of 2021. The varieties of seedlings available for 2021 are : White cedar, white and norway spruce, red pine, tamarack, silver maple, red and white oak, black walnut and white birch. The seedlings will be packaged in bundles of 10 seedlings.

Please note that you will be responsible for picking up and planting the seedlings. If any seedlings are not picked up, they will be given to a participant on the waiting list. All participants will be given notice in late April informing them of our seedling pickup location.

A big thank you to NWMO, Enbridge, Baywood Interiors, K2 Wind, OPG and Joan Storrey for supporting our 2021 PRWIN Seedling Give-Away!
          

PRWIN 2020 HIGHLIGHTS 

2020 was a challenging year in so many ways. Now that 2021 is here, we can look back at our accomplishments of 2020:

  • We planted four reforestation sites located in Huron Kinloss.
  • Two berms installed to control runoff on 80 acres of farmland.
  • In the spring of 2020, we planted over 6,000 cedars and spruce seedlings to reforest 4.5 acres at our Tree Planting Day with OPG.
  • PRWIN assisted OPG with their Environmental Certificate.
  • We presented Award of Merits to our community members: Michelle Liddle, Trynjte Eisen &Tyson and Angela Devitt.
  • PRWIN directors developed our PRWIN Project Inventory to document PRWIN’s in ground and tree planting projects.
  • We created an Action Plan in partnership with Healthy Lake Huron.
  • PRWIN created a video to exhibit our watershed and to support our mandate.
  • We helped Point Clark Beach Association to set up a tree planting day to plant trees in the parks.
  • PRWIN planted trees at the Forging Forest at the Botanical Garden.
  • We replaced a Hicks Yew at Lewis Park.
  • Planted trees with donations received in memory of Don Cass at Bruce Beach Golf Course and Ripley Huron Community School.
  • PRWIN contributed to the SVCA “Piece of the Puzzle” to showcase our watershed.
  • This spring, PRWIN collected leaf samples to monitor the cycle and progression of growth for a local landowner.
  • This fall, our 2020 Potted Tree Ash Replacement Program offered shoreline residents over 30 potted trees.

Hicks Yew At Lewis Park

This Fall, PRWIN replaced the Hicks Yew that was vandalized at Lewis Park. In 2015, PRWIN had planted Hicks Yew’s as a celebration of PRWIN planting over 250,000 trees within the watershed. The new Hick Yew was purchased by Smeltzer’s Garden Centre and planted by the Community Services Department – Township of Huron Kinloss. 

We would like to thank our community members for their donations in 2020 to our non-profit organization. Also, we would like to recognize the contributions to PRWIN with donations in memory of our past director Don Cass. Our committee is grateful for their support of our programs and our mission of “Clean water and a healthy ecosystem within the Pine River Watershed.” 

NEW PRWIN DIRECTOR

This Fall, PRWIN welcomed a member to our board of directors.
We are happy to announce our new PRWIN director Melanie Moulton.

Melanie grew up on a cash crop farm on Highway 86. After many years living in Ripley, Melanie and her husband moved back to a family farm and built a house. This is when Melanie’s passion for nature really grew. Melanie is fortunate to have two wood lots on her family’s property, as she enjoys spending time in nature with her husband and two dogs.
Also, Melanie volunteers with the Kincardine Women’s Triathlon and enjoys painting, yoga, hiking local trails and great conversation. 


Come and Join Us!

Have you wondered what our non-profit organization is all about?

Would you like to volunteer and make a difference in our local watershed?

Why not join PRWIN and be involved with the growth and future success of our organization?

Currently, we have a position with our Board of Directors and we welcome you to join us.

Contact us at pinerivewin@yahoo.ca if you would like to contribute to our community.

We encourage our vital community members to share our newsletter, website, and Facebook page. There is an opportunity for everyone to sign up for our newsletter. We have resources about our organization on our website and our social media page that will inform our community to be up to date with our present and future projects.

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Christmas greetings and many blessings in the coming year.;

PRWIN Board of Directors
David Grant; Chairperson
Cathy Farrell
Donald Farrell
Murray Jamieson
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Bernd Portz
Bill Smith
Bill Steele
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PRWIN’S Environmental
Award of Merit

David Grant, PRWIN Chairperson, presented our 2020 Award of Merits to our community members. The following recipients gave their time, their land or place of work, and support to help complete projects in our watershed. The presentation took place at Lewis Park on September 15th.
Photos courtesy of Kincardine Independent.

PRWIN Community Member Tyson and Angela Devitt

Tyson & Angela Devitt are landowners in Huron Township. They have been generous to take on our in ground projects and to support our mandate. This year, PRWIN installed two new water and sediment control basins also known as “berms” to control runoff on the Devitt’s farmland. Also, they have contributed in-kind hours to the project. We appreciate Tyson and Angela’s continued support to allow us to deliver our programing to the community. 

PRWIN Community Member Tryntje Eisen

PRWIN is honoured to have Tryntje Eisen as a recipient of our Award of Merit. She is a member of the Ripley Horticultural Society and leads the Ripley Youth Horticultural Club. Tryntje has created many volunteer partnerships with our community and her creativity has developed outreach programs for our youth. She expanded our “McLarty Centre” into pursuing many rewarding activities for children. We would like to recognize her leadership skills and kindness.

PRWIN Community Member Michelle Liddle

Michelle Liddle is another member who quietly helps anchor our group. Michelle is a resident of Huron Township and is the owner of Ripley Variety/Queen Street Eats. She is multi-talented and has great work ethic, to provide a variety store in our village.  Also, Michelle wears many community hats, as she volunteers and offers to help out with community activities, sports and events. She can always be counted on to help us host our tree planting events and in ground projects, by providing meals to our volunteers and board of directors.
We appreciate Michelle’s continued support and efforts to make our program successful in our community. 


2020 POTTED TREE ASH REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

Our PRWIN directors and community volunteers pose at Smeltzer’s Garden Centre, as they pick up our trees for our 2020 Potted Tree Ash Replacement Program. We had 30 recipients receive a tree, courtesy of our program. We appreciate our directors’ time, organization and delivery of the trees to our shoreline residence. Thank you to our community volunteers for assisting us with our deliveries. A special thank you to Smeltzer’s Garden Centre for ordering the trees, as well as NWMO and the Community Well Being Program, for supporting our 2020 fall tree program.

RED MAPLES PLANTED IN MEMORY OF DON CASS 

PRWIN was fortunate to receive donations in memory of Don Cass, who was a past director of PRWIN. Don brought many volunteer hours to our organization and had great leadership and dedication to our watershed. To acknowledge these contributions, PRWIN planted a red maple tree at the Bruce Beach Golf Course with family members of Don Cass. Also, a red maple tree was planted at the Ripley Huron Community School Outdoor Green Space. It truly shows how he was well respected in our community. 

POINT CLARK BEACH ASSOCIATION TREE PLANTING DAY

This fall, The Point Clark Beach Association planted trees at the Point Clark Lighthouse and at Blue Park. This project was in partnership with The Point Clark Beach Association and Epcor. The trees for this project were purchased at Smeltzer’s Garden Centre.
Photo courtesy of John Harper – Point Clark Beach Association.

Shoreline Community Donates to PRWIN

We would like to recognize The Lurgan Beach/Blair’s Grove Association for their generous donation to PRWIN. Our committee is grateful for their continued support of our projects. We are a not-for-profit charity, and always welcome assistance from any business, association, or member of our community.

Smeltzer’s Garden Centre Donates Tree

This fall, Smeltzer Garden Centre donated a tree to the Ripley Huron Community School. PRWIN directors Don Farrell and Murray Jamieson, and volunteer Connor Dixon, planted the tree on behalf of Dan & Darlene Smeltzer and family.

Ripley Fall Fair Rolling Classic Car & Antique Tractor Parade

What a beautiful day it was for the Rolling Parade! Over 60 participants brought their vehicles out for the Rolling Classic Car and Antique Tractor Show, which cruised its way through the village. PRWIN participated with a 1952 International Step Side 1/2 Ton Truck driven by PRWIN Director Don Farrell and PRWIN volunteer Connor Dixon.

PRWIN participated in the Ripley Huron Fall Fair Decorating Contest to enhance our curb appeal in our downtown community.

We encourage our vital community members to share our newsletter, website, and Facebook page. There is an opportunity for everyone to sign up for our newsletter. We have resources about our organization on our website and our social media page allows our community to be up to date with our present and future projects.

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Annual Leaf Monitoring

Every year, a Huron Kinloss landowner partners with PRWIN to collect leaf samples to monitor the cycle and progression of growth of cash crops. This year’s crop was winter wheat and the sample collecting started in May. This picture was taken when the winter wheat was showing its growth of the shot blades. The samples of winter wheat are sent to A&L Laboratories in London ON to test and monitor nutrient intake and and soil health.

Berms Built In Huron Kinloss Will Reduce Sediment

The pictures on the top row show the construction phase of the berms. Pictures on the bottom row exhibits the berms three months after the project was completed. 

This spring, PRWIN installed two water and sediment control basins, also know as berms, to control runoff on 80 acres of farmland in Huron Kinloss. The “berm” structure reduces water and sediment run-off into local watercourses and reduces erosion. The berm will allow any sediment to settle out and allow for infiltration through the soil. These berms were made possible by COA funding, supported by Environment Canada.

Landowners allow us to help them manage in ground projects by working together to secure funding and co-ordinate contractors to create berms and livestock crossings on their property. It is a great opportunity!

If you or another landowner could benefit from an in ground project, give us a call! 519-395-5538 pineriverwin@yahoo.ca

PRWIN SEEDLING PROJECTS

In the spring of 2020, we planted over 6,000 cedar and spruce seedlings to create windbreaks and to reforest several planting sites in Huron Kinloss. Due to the current pandemic, PRWIN directors were limited to engage with our volunteer support but were successful with sponsorship for our seedling project sites. Lynda Cain from OPG joined us to help assist with one of our planting sites. PRWIN was fortunate to receive donations from OPG, NWMO and Trillium Mutual Insurance to complete our 2020 in ground projects.

PRWIN 2020 PTARP PROGRAM

Our 2020 Potted Tree Ash Replacement Program, will be supported by the Community Well Being Program. This program is provided by The Township of Huron Kinloss and NWMO.

Our Potted Tree Ash Replacement Program aims to reforest our local coastline from the damage that the Emerald Ash Borer has caused to ash trees. If you live along the Huron Kinloss shoreline, you may be eligible for a FREE native potted tree, if you have lost or are losing an ash tree due to the emerald ash borer. One potted native tree is offered per property. We will offer the program in the Fall of 2020.

To become a recipient of the program, please email or call the office to take part in our program by August 28th.
519-395-5538  pineriverwin@yahoo.ca

Many thanks to The Township of Huron Kinloss and NWMO for their support of our 2020 tree program.

PRWIN 2020 4-H TREE PLANTING DAY AND SPRING SEEDLING PROGRAM POSTPONED

Due to the COVID 19 circumstances, PRWIN decided to make the difficult decision to cancel our 4-H Tree Planting Day and all personal seedling orders with our 2020 Seedling Program. We wanted to do our part to continue with social and physical distancing.

We will keep all 2020 personal orders on file and will contact you later in the year to confirm that you would like to participate in our program for 2021. 

This spring, our PRWIN directors updated and installed our project signs within the Township of Huron Kinloss.

DONATIONS TO PRWIN

We are gracious to accept Point Clark Beach Association and Bruce Beach Cottagers’ Association donation to PRWIN.
Thank you for recognizing and supporting our community projects.
We are a not-for-profit charity, and always welcome assistance from any business, association, or member of our community.

Remembering Don Cass

This past week, long time director and volunteer with the PRWIN, Don Cass passed away. 

We wanted to take a moment to remember Don, and all he brought to our organization. He gave countless volunteer hours, and in part through his leadership and dedication our vision of “Clean water and a healthy ecosystem within the Pine River watershed“ became an obtainable goal.

Originally from Walkerville, he first became a part of the community through his family cottage on Bruce Beach, eventually retiring to a farmhouse near the sixth concession. He served as a director on the PRWIN for 15 years, bridging the communities of farm-owners and cottages to protect our shoreline and watershed  

Even after he retired from the board he would attend our board lunches and Christmas party, always keen to catch up and share a laugh with his old friends and colleagues.

On behalf of the board of directors, past and present, we wanted to extend our condolences to the Cass family. Don will be missed.

We encourage our vital community members to share our newsletter, website, and Facebook page. There is an opportunity for everyone to sign up for our newsletter. We have resources about our organization on our website and our social media page that will inform our community about our present and future projects.

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Berms Built in Huron Kinloss Will Reduce Sediment

Two new water and sediment control basins also know as “berms” were built to control runoff on 80 acres of farmland in Huron Kinloss. Our contractor D&I Wattam Inc and landowner installed the berms this spring. The “berms” structure reduces water and sediment run-off into local watercourses and reduces erosion. The berm will allow any sediment to settle out, allow for infiltration through the soils and filtration once the seed and plants are established. These berms were made possible by COA funding, a grant from Environment Canada.

Photos courtesy of Don Farrell, PRWIN Project Co-ordinator

Landowners allow us to help them manage in ground projects by working with us to secure funding and co-ordinate contractors to create berms and livestock crossings on their property. It is a great opportunity!

If you or another landowner could benefit from an in ground project, give us a call! We can meet up and discuss. 519-395-5538 pineriverwin@yahoo.ca

PRWIN 2019 Project Highlights:
  •       2 Livestock Crossing
  •       3 BERMS
  •       Reforestation on retired farm land
  •       3 Riffle pools and a spawning bed
  •       Exclusion fencing and bank restoration
  •       Wetland enhancement
  •       4-H Volunteer tree planting

In the spring of 2019, we planted over 3,000 cedars and spruce seedlings to reforest a 2.5 acre of retired farm land during our annual 4-H Volunteer Tree Planting Day.

PRWIN ordered 17,000 tree seedlings in the spring of 2019 for area residents personal projects and used the remaining trees to complement restoration projects on landowners properties.

PRWIN directors assisted the Ripley 4-H Conservation Club with tree planting for the township in Point Clark.

PRWIN created and installed an osprey nest at the McLarty Centre. PRWIN directors constructed the nesting site near the areas wetlands.

Our 2019 Potted Tree Ash Replacement Program offered shoreline residents 27 potted trees.  




PRWIN 2020 4-H TREE PLANTING DAY AND SPRING SEEDLING PROGRAM POSTPONED

Due to the current COVID 19 circumstances, PRWIN decided to make the difficult decision to cancel our 4-H Tree Planting Day and all personal seedling orders with our 2020 Seedling Program. We want to do our part to continue with social and physical distancing and refrain from social gatherings and contact in our community.

In these uncertain times, it is best to postpone our program until 2021. We will keep all 2020 personal orders on file and will contact you later in the year to confirm that you would like to participate in our program for 2021. We are hoping to move forward with our own machine planting projects this year to plant over 6,000 seedlings.

We will keep you updated with the progress of our current machine planting projects in 2020.

PRWIN 2020 PTARP SUPPORTED BY COMMUNITY WELL BEING PROGRAM

Our 2020 Potted Tree Ash Replacement Program, will be supported by the Community Well Being Program. This program is provided by The Township of Huron Kinloss and NWMO.

Our Potted Tree Ash Replacement Program aims to reforest our local coastline from the damage that the Emerald Ash Borer has caused to ash trees. If you live along the Huron Kinloss shoreline, you may be eligible for a FREE native potted tree, if you have lost or are losing an ash tree due to the emerald ash borer. One potted native tree is offered per property. We will offer the program in the Fall of 2020.

Many thanks to The Township of Huron Kinloss and NWMO for their support of our 2020 tree program.

PRWIN MAPPING PROJECT PARTNERSHIP WITH FANSHAWE COLLEGE 

PRWIN is fortunate to have an opportunity to work with Fanshawe College to map our tree and in ground projects. This will allow PRWIN to update our current files and have them available on our website. PRWIN Directors Don Farrell and Murray Jamieson collected and documented information to support our projects. We are looking forward to sharing this with you.

We encourage our vital community members to share our newsletter, website, and Facebook page. There is an opportunity for everyone to sign up for our newsletter. We have resources about our organization on our website and our social media page allows our community to be up to date with our present and future projects.

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PRWIN 4-H Tree Planting Day And Seedling Program

Due to the current COVID 19 circumstances, PRWIN has decided to make the difficult decision to cancel our 4-H Tree Planting Day and all personal seedling orders with our 2020 Seedling Program. We want to do our part to continue with social and physical distancing and refrain from social gatherings and contact in our community.

In these uncertain times, it is best to postpone our program until 2021. We will keep all 2020 personal orders on file and will contact you later in the year to confirm that you would like to participate in our program for 2021. We are hoping to move forward with our own machine planting projects this year but we are still not sure if the seedlings will arrive in time from the nursery.

We will keep you updated with the progress of our current machine planting projects and look forward to you joining us.

Please stay healthy and safe.

Warm Regards,

PRWIN Board of Directors.

We encourage our vital community members to share our newsletter, website, and Facebook page. There is an opportunity for everyone to sign up for our newsletter. We have resources about our organization on our website and our social media page allows our community to be up to date with our present and future projects.

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RIPLEY 4-H CONSERVATION CLUB FALL TREE PLANTING

PRWIN Directors David Grant and Murray Ferguson joined the Ripley 4H Conservation Club planting trees in Point Clark. It was a fresh, crisp day as the dedicated group planted the trees for the Township of Huron Kinloss. David Grant talked to the group about PRWIN projects and Murray Ferguson planted trees with the 4H Conservation Club. Photos courtesy of Emily Neitzel, Ripley 4-H Conservation Club.

We are ready to take your seedling orders! You can choose from the following varieties of seedlings: Cedar, spruce, red and white pine, tamarack, silver maple, red oak, and black walnut. The seedlings come in a bundle of 10 seedlings.

DEADLINE: February 11th, 2020 **first-come, first-serve basis. We are placing a maximum of 200 per property/per person. Residents from Huron, Bruce, and Grey counties are eligible to order! Please note that you will be responsible for picking up and planting the seedlings. If any seedlings are not picked up, they will be given to a participant on the waiting list. All participants will be given notice in late April informing them of seedling pickup location and dates.

A big thank you to Trillium Roots Community Support Fund (Trillium Mutual Insurance), Community Foundation Grey Bruce and OPG for supporting our 2020 PRWIN Seedling Give-Away!

Call us at 519-395-5538 
Or email your order: pineriverwin@yahoo.ca to place your order

OPG SUPPORTS PRWIN 2020 SPRING SEEDLING PROGRAM 

Lynda Cain (center) of Ontario Power Generation presents donations to several groups in the Kincardine area. David Grant of the Pine River Watershed Initiative Network accepted the donation to support our 2020 Seedling Program. The photo is courtesy of the Kincardine Record.

ECO ACTION 11 PROJECT  PARTNERSHIP WITH ABCA

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) wetland restoration is supported by PRWIN to assist with the expansion of a wetland to address erosion issues.

In 2010, 11 acres of marginal farmland was retired and 3,650 trees planted to buffer the Bayfield River at Huronview. A low-lying wet area was retired to collect water (Wetland A) in spring and fall.
In 2011, ABCA created a wetland south of the retired lagoon (Wetland B). Soil erosion remained an issue on the row-cropped areas draining into Wetland A. To solve the erosion issues, the field was tiled and the expansion of Wetland A will treat the tile water.
The contractor installed a water control structure at Wetland A to control water levels in the wetland. Also, the contractor installed water control structures on the contoured tiles to raise or lower the water table in the field, depending on the need at different times throughout the year. The clay was excavated from the wetland to create two terraces. The terraces will divert water to an open intermittent stream and empty into Wetland B that was created in 2011.
The wetland will allow any sediment to settle out, allow for infiltration through the soils and filtration once the seed and plants are established.

Text and photos courtesy of Angela Van Niekerk, Wetland Specialist
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

PRWIN “Species at Risk” Project 

Our Species At Risk Project is completed. It involves reforestation and a crossing/fencing for a local landowner.  The reforestation site is on retired pasture land on the Pine River, allowing habitat to relocate in Huron Kinloss. Project A of our crossings, includes a 60-foot slab river crossing and 100 metres of new fencing. There are ripple ponds to promote a fish spawning bed, as trout are in-stream in the spring, as well as, trees to provide shade. Project B, which is downstream 200 metres, has a cement block retaining wall and in-ground water supply. This will allow spring feed water to return to the mainstream, along with 20 trees and 30 metres of new fencing. The combination of these two projects will improve and promote the existing fish habitat. This project was a partnership with Bruce Power and Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority. 

ABRAFLEX DONATION TO PRWIN

We would like to thank Abraflex for their donation to our Spring 2019 4H Volunteer Tree Planting Day. Our PRWIN Directors Murray Jamieson and Don Farrell accept their generous donation. Our committee is grateful for their support of our tree program and our mission of “Clean water and a healthy ecosystem within the Pine River Watershed.” Photo courtesy of Abraflex.

ESCARPMENT

BIOSPHERE

CONSERVANCY

VISITS PRWIN

PRWIN had Bob Barnett from Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy attended our November meeting. Bob presented past and present landowner projects. The presentation reviewed carbon offsets, land trust, CO2 funding as well as financial and ecological returns on conservation.

2020 Bruce Power Calendar Showcase PRWIN

PRWIN was fortunate to be given the opportunity to take part in the Bruce Power’s fundraiser calendar for 2020. Each month will feature a different group, and with it, a different decade in time. Bill Steele (PRWIN director) and Penny Faragher Robertson will be featured in a 1930’s tree scene. This fundraiser was a success for PRWIN and there are only a few calendars left. 

We encourage our vital community members to share our newsletter, website, and Facebook page. There is an opportunity for everyone to sign up for our newsletter. We have resources about our organization on our website and our social media page allows our community to be up to date with our present and future projects.

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PRWIN 2020 Seedling Program



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We Are Taking Orders For Our 2020 Spring Seedling Give-Away 

We’re ready to take your seedling orders! You can choose from the following varieties of seedlings:
Pine, cedar, spruce, red and white pine, tamarack, sugar, silver, or red maple, red or white oak, black cherry and black walnut. The seedlings with be 10 per bundle.

DEADLINE: February 11th, 2020 **first come, first serve basis. We are placing a maximum 200 limit per property/per person. Residents from Huron, Bruce and Grey counties are eligible to order! Please note that you will be responsible for picking up and planting the seedlings. If any seedlings are not picked up, they will be given to a participant on the waiting list. All participants will be given notice in late April informing them of seedling pickup location and dates.

Thank you to Trillium Roots Community Support Fund (Trillium Mutual Insurance), Community Foundation Grey Bruce and OPG for supporting our 2020 PRWIN Seedling Give-Away!

Call us at 519-395-5538 
Or email your order: pineriverwin@yahoo.ca 

PRWIN
86 Huron Street
Ripley, ON N0G 2R0
Office Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 am-3:00 pm

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Happy Holidays from Pine River Watershed Initiative Network

  “Clean water and a healthy ecosystem within the Pine River Watershed”

Holiday Cheer and a Happy New Year from;

PRWIN Board of Directors
David Grant; Chairperson
Cathy Farrell
Donald Farrell
Murray Ferguson
Murray Jamieson
Murray Yungblut
Gord Cale
Joanne Kuntz
Cathy Farrell
Victoria Colling
Gib McIlwrath
Bernd Portz
Bill Smith
Bill Steele
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ager
Julie Thompson

86 Huron Street, PO Box 367 Ripley Ontario Canada:519.395.5538 
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PRWIN 2020 Seedling Program



PRWIN 2020 Seedling ProgramPRWIN 2020 Seedling Program

Let’s Plant Trees in 2020!  
We Are Taking Orders For Our FREE Seedling Give-Away 

We’re ready to take your seedling orders! You can choose from the following varieties of seedlings:
Pine, cedar, spruce, red and white pine, tamarack, sugar, silver, or red maple, red or white oak, black cherry and black walnut. The seedlings with be 10 per bundle.

DEADLINE: February 11th, 2020 **first come, first serve basis. We are placing a maximum 200 limit per property/per person. Residents from Huron, Bruce and Grey counties are eligible to order! Please note that you will be responsible for picking up and planting the seedlings. If any seedlings are not picked up, they will be given to a participant on the waiting list. All participants will be given notice in late April informing them of seedling pickup location and dates.

Thank you to Trillium Roots Community Support Fund (Trillium Mutual Insurance), Community Foundation Grey Bruce and OPG for supporting our 2020 PRWIN Seedling Give-Away!

Call us at 519-395-5538 
Or email your order: pineriverwin@yahoo.ca 

PRWIN
86 Huron Street
Ripley, ON N0G 2R0
Office Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 am-3:00 pm

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86 Huron Street, Ripley, ON
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