Friends of Petrie Island

Drone video of flooding, taken 25 April 2019.

Bring your class or children’s group to the “wild” side of Petrie Island for a guided tour of the flora and fauna.  Tours start in May; reservations are open now.

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Summer employment-2019

Friends of Petrie Island –  2019 Activities

Friends of Petrie Island (FOPI) are currently planning for 2019 programming.  Please check this web site for updates and additional events.  PLEASE JOIN US.

Wednesday Work Days- every Wednesday morning starting April 17 from 9- 12.  Meet at the Tool shed.

  • Guided Tours beginning in May
    • for Schools, Summer Camps and other childrens’ groups
    • for Adults

To request a tour for your class or group please email us:

  • May 5- Jane’s walk – cancelled due to flooding
  • May 18- Victoria Day weekend -bathrooms open
  • June 4- NEW for 2019- Petrie Island Plant Group starts to discuss local flora ( runs first  and third Tues evenings )
  • June 7-membership drive starts
  • June 8- Open House
  • June 9- Turtle Day
  • July/ August Naturalist Education sessions – please see the Children’s Programs page for information on ages, themes, dates and costs

Also watch for-

  • an inventory of trees- including some of the rarer species found on Petrie Island such as hackberry and butternut
  • a formal dedication for the new Volunteer Memorial Trail