2010 AGM

2010 – May 28–30 – Sherbrooke, NS, St. Mary's River Association

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About the weekend

Our headquarters for the weekend, starting with the meet and greet on Saturday night, will be the 
St. Mary’s River Association Education and Interpretive Centre 
8404 Highway #7, 
Sherbrooke. 
The centre is about a kilometre and a half north of Sherbrooke Village .

Registration will be $20 per person when you arrive. Except for Saturday lunch and Sunday breakfast, you’re on your own for meals. We are planning on eating together for Saturday supper.

We suggest you bring rubber boots – we will be exploring the riparian zone and floodplain of the St. Mary’s River. And there will likely be biting insects, so the usual precautions are advised.

Nature Nova Scotia will provide breakfast on Sunday morning to registered attendees.

Our annual general meeting will take place at 10am Sunday. To vote at the AGM, you must be a current member of Nature Nova Scotia, either as a federate member through a local naturalists club or as an individual member (see the enclosed brochure for more information). You will be able to purchase or update membership at the event.

Our host in Sherbrooke, the St. Mary's River Association, is also hosting its AGM on Sunday, from 2 to 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Schedule

  • Friday (May 28)

    • 7:30–9:30 pm: Meet and Greet (SMRA Centre)
    • Later: Owls & Stars
  • Saturday (May 29)

    • 6–8am: Early morning nature & bird survey
    • 9–10am: Free time
    • 10am: NS Nature Trust property announcement
    • Noon: Barbecue with NS Nature Trust
    • 1pm: Field trips & guided walks (Floodplain flora, wood turtle habitat, river ecology)
    • 6–8pm: Supper
    • Later: Bats with Hugh Broders AND Owls & Stars
  • Sunday (May 30)

    • 6–8am: Early morning nature & bird survey
    • 8–9am: Breakfast
    • 9–10am: Sean Mitchell, "Rehabilitating the Watershed"
    • 10am–noon: NNS Annual General Meeting
    • Box lunch (available for purchase in the morning
    • Afternoon: Field trips (one each on Eastern Shore and Pomquet area)
    • 2–4pm: SMRA AGM