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2014 Year End Summary (draft)

Friends of Petrie Island 2014 Year End Summary

2014 was a very successful season which saw  626 visits by school children from 10 schools and  715  Junior  Naturalists and parents attended 35 sessions. The nature centre had over 7000 visitors in 2014.  The Rideau Canoe and Kayak club’s second year of summer kayaking camps were a hit and we look forward to collaborating with the club again for a third summer. Over 100 volunteers contributed over 1000 hours on environmental projects for the Ontario Trillium funded Native Flora Program.   The adult nature tours were also a success with 67 people attending the four events. Full report on FOPI activities can be reviewed on the Studies and Reports page under Committee Reports. In 2015, we  will be completing our 2nd year of a Trillium grant which will include tree wrapping for protection from beavers,  removal of invasive species, planting of shrubs and trees to prevent shoreline erosion along the river and improving our wildflower garden.   If you would like to volunteer for any of these activities please email: