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Alvars and Alvar Flora – Annual General Meeting

Monday, May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Alvars and Alvar Flora
Annual General Meeting

Monday, May 29 @ 7:00 pm

Alvars are one of the rarest ecosystems occurring in only five countries and making up a very small percentage of world ecosystems. They are restricted to coastal islands off Sweden, eastern European Baltic region (Estonia, Western Russia), United Kingdom (two small areas), Ireland (the Burren) and the Great Lakes Region of North America.


Join us for this excellent opportunity to learn more about this rare habitat and its species of rare flora from Bob Bowles and continue the learning by registering for a field trip with Bob on June 1st to visit this rare ecosystem firsthand!

This is also our Annual General Meeting. Please note the 7:00 pm start time.

Native Plant Swap at the AGM

Reminder – our annual native plant swap is back! Please bring any native plants you would like to exchange with other members to the AGM on May 29. We will set up a space outside the main entrance to display plants. You can label them, or use the markers/labels we provide to tag the plants.

It’s first-come, first-served. You can browse from 6:30-7 and during the AGM break. Some people might dig them out of their yard just before the meeting, and might not want to part with their containers. Please bring along your own bags/pots/containers to take new plants home.

Of course, native plants only, please! All leftover plants will be used in rehabilitation work. A special request – wild geranium, for trail restoration work.

Bob Bowles is an award winning writer, artist, photographer and naturalist. Bob is Founder and coordinator of the Ontario Master Naturalist Certificate program offered at Lakehead University in Orillia, Ontario. He has worked on contracts, conducting biological inventories for the Ministry of Natural Resources, Tiny Marsh, Minesing Wetland complex, Severn Sound Environmental Association, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, Wye Marsh and Environmental Defense. The Robert L. Bowles Nature Centre has been named after Bob as a way to honour his lifetime commitment and dedication to preserving and conserving nature.

Prairie Smoke
Indian Paintbrush
Prairie Smoke Reserve

This will be a hybrid meeting and you can choose to attend either in-person or via Zoom.

To attend via Zoom, register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc-yuqTojGdSC5r6ynTZj_iEAZdcOnIU8

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Monday, May 29
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Knox Presbyterian Church Hall
50 Erb St W
Waterloo, ON N2L 1T1 Canada
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