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Paddle the Nonquon River on the Quetico Foundation’s Annual Canoe Day; May 2nd

Join friends, the Quetico Foundation and spring canoeists on May 2nd, and paddle down the Nonquon River for a chance to see birds, turtles, lilypads and pine trees and to help benefit the Quetico Foundation’s Student Summer Research Program.

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THE DAY PLAN: The trip will begin  in Seagrave, Ontario from where we will be shuttled upstream to and put in the Nonquon for a morning paddle through a variety of wetland, field and forest communities. We will stop downstream for a gourmet lunch and refreshments around a cozy bonfire, and then continue down river to Lake Scugog. Shuttle service back to your cars will be provided.

THINGS TO BRING: Reserve a canoe/kayak & paddling gear when you register, or bring your own. Don’t forget boots, camera & binoculars! Dress for the weather!

THE COST: $100 per person including a canoe or kayak/ $80 per person if you bring your own canoe.

A charitable tax receipt for $65 will be issued for each participant.

Students half price!

The Overnight Plan: Please join the Trustees, Trustees Emeriti and Ontario Parks’ officials for a group Dinner (7pm) and overnight at the Admiral Inn & Conference Centre in Lindsay on Friday May 1st following the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting. We will enjoy a leisurely continental breakfast and start to our Saturday paddle!

Please book accommodation directly with the Admiral Inn at a special rate of $90.-$115.per room (+ taxes) including breakfast! Group Booking: The Quetico Foundation Phone: 1-866-328-1743. Dinner will be charged separately.

RSVP: To The Quetico Foundation for Dinner and/or Canoe Day as soon as possible and before April 24th.

Email or phone or mail. Cheque or Credit Card.

This will be a great kick off to the spring paddling season!!

Looking forward to seeing all of you then!

The Quetico Foundation

Tel:416.941.9388
Email:office@queticofoundation.org
www.queticofoundation.org

This event supports the Quetico Foundation’s Summer Student Research Program. If you are unable to join us on the river, but would like to support our program, your tax receiptable donation to the Foundation would be greatly appreciated!

By |April 15th, 2015|Events, Fundraising|Comments Off on Paddle the Nonquon River on the Quetico Foundation’s Annual Canoe Day; May 2nd

Rusty crayfish in Basswood Lake: blog by Quetico Foundation 2014 biology intern

The invasive introduced rusty crayfish are no good in Quetico’s Basswood Lake, displacing native species. Read the Quetico Foundation’s 2014 biology intern, Hannah Gehrels’ blog: https://whenilookatthestars.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/rusty-the-ravenous/

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Photo compilation (rusty crayfish and virile crayfish): Noah Cole

By |April 2nd, 2015|Foundation News|Comments Off on Rusty crayfish in Basswood Lake: blog by Quetico Foundation 2014 biology intern

Quetico Foundation in the Boundary Waters Journal

Read Rob Kesselring’s article about the Quetico Foundation’s recent endeavours in the Winter 2014 edition of The Boundary Waters Journal. The Quetico Foundation celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014. Did you know that the committee that eventually became the Quetico Foundation was in part established by the Right Honourable Vincent Massey, with assistance from US counterpart President Franklin Roosevelt?

Learn more about the Quetico Foundation in the article written by Rob Kesselring in the Winter 2014 edition of Boundary Waters Journal, pgs 73-76, available at: http://ow.ly/L6Dfl and www.boundarywatersjournal.com

The Quetico Foundation;wilderness legacy article is reproduced here with permission from The Boundary Waters Journal.

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By |April 2nd, 2015|Foundation News|Comments Off on Quetico Foundation in the Boundary Waters Journal