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A Whirlwind Summer!

Explore some of our July & August work highlights.

Angela, Landscape Conservation Programs Coordinator, releases turtle hatchlings.
Staff celebration!
Hosting a growing workshop at a community garden.
All of our volunteer Director Chairs since GBB was incorporated 25 years ago in 1998.
Different species of mushrooms found during our Mushroom Foraging Hike.
Staff field trip at Killbear Provincial Park.
Izaiah, Summer Outreach Assistant, visits the YMCA camp and answers great questions from campers!
Each week staff collect produce from community gardens to donate to local food banks. This harvest was over 30 lbs!
The Township of The Archipelago adopts their Corporate Climate Action Plan.
We lead interpretive hikes and boat rides weekly on Georgian Bay.
Jenna & Heather, Lands & Wildlife Technicians, hold a snake they found during an ecology survey.
Angela helps Bioblitz participants ID species.
Paddlers at one of three summer Explore Our Shores events learn about topics like water quality, fish communities, and citizen science.
Jenna & Heather discuss turtle conservation at the Turtle Open House.
Hosting a Seed Saving workshop at the MacTier Community Garden.
Marten gives a tour of the office’s native pollinator garden.
Tianna releases a hatchling in Snug Harbour.
GBB & Grundy Lake Park staff before our joint Bioblitz where over 100 species were counted.
Newly hatched turtles in our turtle lab.
Bottling honey that we extracted from our office beehives, yum!
Cutting invasive phragmites on Georgian Bay with Georgian Bay Forever & South Channel Association.
Jiimaan – the educational embassador Eastern Foxsnake – and Heather teaching Wahta Mohawk Territory youth about snakes
Tianna, Lands and Wildlife Programs Manager, shows participants turtle eggs during a hatchery tour.
Macy holds an Eastern Foxsnake as part of a reptile research partnership with Laurentian University.
Trash collected along the Georgian Bay waterfront at Shoreline Clean-Up Event.
Holding turtle hatchlings.
Meaghan, Conservation & Cultural Programs Technician, at one of the dozens of events in which we participated.
Water quality testing at one of 22 testing sites.
Jenna, Landscape & Field Technician, shows a child our educational snapping turtle.
Having fun at Parry Sound Public Library talking about species at risk.
Families pick up their Kids in the Biosphere activity kits! Each year we distribute 100s.
Pointe au Baril Islanders’ Association host staff to present about the State of the Bay.
Donated produce from Parry Sound community gardeners. We collect produce throughout the summer and donate to local food banks and programs.
Field Biologists record a Dekay’s Brownsnake during ecology surveys.
The Township of Carling became the first ICECAP member to adopt their Corporate Climate Action Plan.
Heather visits Moose Deer Point First Nation with our snapping turtle, Miki!
Managing Parry Sound’s Community Gardens includes turning the compost!
Stacey helps ID species at the Bayfield-Nares Bioblitz.
Sydney & Rachel help maintain over 70 community garden plots.
One of thousands of State of the Bay magazines distributed throughout the region this summer!
Sabrina, Master’s Student from Laurentian University, holds turtle as part of her research project.
Together with the Georgian Bay Youth Climate Collective we hosted multiple events.
Marten, Gardens & Outreach Coordinator, tags a Monarch Butterfly in Honey Harbour.
Staff lead ‘If Teeth Could Talk’ program at Georgian Bay Public Library.
Invasive knotweed removal along the Fitness Trail in Parry Sound.
Staff pose with each edition of the State of the Bay magazine.
Over 200 people attended our Turtle Open House!
Blanding’s hatchlings in the lab! Biologists spend hours daily ensuring proper protocols are followed from egg incubation to hatchling release.
Marten shows a child a bee at the Pollinator Bioblitz.
Releasing a hatchling in Moose Deer Point First Nation.
Rachel keeps our educational fox snake warm!
Over 300 people attended our Sustainable Transportation event featuring e-bikes, e-vehicles, and even an electric personal watercraft!
Emma, Education and Interpretation Summer Coordinator, shares trends from the State of the Bay through an Explore our Shores event.
Map turtle hatchlings in the turtle lab! These are almost ready for release.
Sherrill, Maawaanji’iwe Manager, shares knowledge about local species with members of Iron City Fishing Club during an Explore Our Shores event.
Over 20 people attended our Foraging Invasive Species Biosphere Walk.
Releasing a snapping turtle in Parry Sound.
Emma holds a moose skull before their presentation at MacTier Public Library

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