Nature in Your Neighbourhood (NYN) endeavors to encourage the appreciation and enjoyment of nature through walking, paddling, cycling and skiing along informal pathways or recognized trails that are available to all. A community mapping tool has been created to encourage everyone to contribute natural areas of significance in the Bonnechere River watershed that might be of interest to others - suggestions can also be sent to email@example.com.
Some of the sites will be included in a printed and on-line guide as well as becoming part of a Bonnechere River Trail as outlined in this Paddling the Bonnechere diary.
In 2006, Wildlife Interpretative Gardens were developed along Smith's Creek, at Stewart's Park and St. Joseph's High School in Renfrew. The gardens are linked by the Millenium Trail where interpretive signs provide information on wildlife and riparian features along the creek such as, cavity nesting birds, fish habitat for beaver, turtles and frogs.
At St. Joseph's High School, the grade nine geography class completed soil sampling at an abandoned hay field and students from the school planted 400 native trees and shrubs that are suitable for the conditions.
In 2007 work focused on maintenance and replanting where necessary.
Jan 6, 2011 1:23 PM by Admin BRWP [ updated Jan 6, 2011 1:25 PM ]