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October 2016

Stop the Invasion! Community Workday

October 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Phragmites, an invasive perennial grass is taking over wetlands and shorelines throughout Ontario, decreasing biodiversity and destroying habitats. Help us control its spread in the Marden Creek channel in the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest lands. Learn about the natural methods we use to control invasive species. Read about our Old-Growth Forest events here. For more information or to sign up, contact Martin at 519 824 1250 ext 224 or send an email.

May 2017

$25

Spring Awakes!

May 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Highway 6 North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada

SKSS productions present their 6th annual performance arts hike adventure through the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest lands with song, music, poetry, prayer and dance. All proceeds are donated to the Old-Growth Forest project. Potluck picnic to follow. Cost: Adult $25, Children free (must be able to hike with a group). Tickets available at: 1) Janus Books, Royal Plaza, 10 Paisley St., Guelph (plus handling fee); and 2) Loyola House, Ignatius Jesuit Centre.  Cash only please.  

June 2017

Plant a Forest

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ignatius Old-Growth Forest lands, 53 Cross Creek Blvd.
Guelph-Eramosa, ON Canada

Come out for a morning of tree planting and help bring back our local forests for future generations! With thanks to the County of Wellington’s Green Legacy Programme we will be planting red & white pine, cherry, elm, birch, hickory and walnut trees. Delicious organic snacks provided! Cost – free but registration is required.

Moths at Night

June 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Ignatius Old-Growth Forest lands – West Entrance, 5441 Hwy 6N, follow laneway in past the red-roofed house
Guelph, ON Canada

This evening event will open your eyes to incredible diversity of moths! Using a black-light and simple white sheet, we’ll attract nearby moths for a closer look. With over 3,000 species believed to live in Ontario, there’s always something new bound to turn up! Cost – Free but registration is required through the 2Rivers Festival.  Register here. Read more about the 2Rivers Festival!

July 2017

Healthy Streams, Happy Fish!

July 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ignatius Old-Growth Forest lands – West Entrance, 5441 Hwy 6N, follow laneway in past the red-roofed house
Guelph, ON Canada

Interested in “getting your feet wet” in stream rehabilitation? Join Ignatius staff and Trout Unlimited volunteers for a morning of in-stream work to further improve the health of Marden Creek as a home for brook trout, sculpin and an abundance of other wildlife! Snacks provided. Cost – free but registration is required.  Register here. Once at Ignatius Jesuit Centre, follow the blue signs to the Loyola House parking lot.

September 2017

Working with Seeds

September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Ignatius Old-Growth Forest lands – West Entrance, 5441 Hwy 6 N
Guelph, ON Canada

Come learn about winter seed preparation. The morning will be spent harvesting tree and shrub trees at Ignatius before travelling to the Green Legacy Tree Nursery for a BBQ lunch, tour and hands-on seeds processing. Once these seeds have grown big and strong they will be returned and planted at Ignatius! Cost – free but registration is required and space is limited. Register here.

April 2018

Homes for the Ducks

April 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Highway 6 North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada

A Community Workday! With the decline in wetlands and old-growth forests, tree cavity nesting ducks such as wood duck, mergansers, and goldeneye are threatened. Come learn all about these beautiful creatures and how to build and install nesting boxes for them to safely raise their young for future generations. Cost, by donation. Registration is required. Contact Martin at 519-824-1250 ext 224 or email him at oldgrowthforest(at)ignatiusguelph.ca. This event will be held at the Farm Workshop at Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Photo credit:…

May 2018

Buckthorn Bash

May 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ignatius Old-Growth Forest lands, 53 Cross Creek Blvd.
Guelph-Eramosa, ON Canada

As of May 11, this event has been cancelled. Check back here in the Fall, as we may reschedule this event to then. Community Workday! As of May 11, this event has been cancelled. Check back here in the Fall, as we may reschedule this event to then. Join us for the morning and help us restore the bio-diversity of the Old-Growth Forest project lands. With pruners, loppers, saws, stories and music! We will be removing the invasive European buckthorn…

$25

Spring Awakes!

May 27, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 4:24 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Highway 6 North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada

SKSS productions present their 7th annual performance arts hike adventure through the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest lands with song, music, poetry, prayer and dance. All proceeds are donated to the Old-Growth Forest project. Potluck picnic to follow.  This is a dog-free event. Cost: Adult $25, Children free (must be able to hike with a group). Tickets available at: 1) Janus Books, Royal Plaza, 10 Paisley St., Guelph (plus handling fee); and 2) Loyola House, Ignatius Jesuit Centre.  Cash only please. For…

June 2018

Evening Hike

June 13, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Ignatius Farm Workshop, 5420 Hwy 6 N
Guelph, ON N1H 6J2 Canada

Hiking from the Cultural Past to the Ecological Future Staff from Raresites Land Trust and Ignatius Old-Growth Forest Project will lead an evening hike at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. This tour will explore the story of land from early settlement, visiting the mill ruins, the transition to organic agriculture and the return of the forests and brook trout through the Centre’s conservation and restoration initiatives. Cost, free, registration not required. Meet at the Farm Workshop, Ignatius Jesuit Centre

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