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ERNIE EDDY MEMORIAL CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY: Saturday, March 7

The Ernie Eddy Memorial Children’s Fishing Derby is in March this year (a revised date). All children of elementary school age or younger are invited to join the derby. Holes are drilled, gear is provided and lunch for the children is provided. Adults may purchase a hot lunch and drinks. The derby is held at Twin Lakes on St. Joseph Island. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7th.

Sarah Lemieux presenting Managing Winter-use Deer Yards at January 9th General Meeting

For the January 9th, meeting,  our guest speaker will be Sarah Lemieux, a Sault College student, whose study project is Managing Winter-Use Deer Yards.  She will be making a presentation about this project, and she is also hoping the members of the Club can provide helpful input about the current state and locations of deer yards on St. Joseph Island.  Please plan to attend our first meeting of the year on January 9, and help out with this very worthwhile project.

DEER CHECK STATIONS REPORT

Deer Check station results

Terri Winter and the students from Sault College will be presenting the results collected during this deer hunting season from the deer check stations on the mainland and on St. Joseph Island . The presentation will take place at 7:30 on Thursday December 12th at the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers General Meeting. If you would like to know what the impact last winter had on the deer population, and future plans and projections for recovery, then this is the meeting for you to attend. The meeting is open to members and non-members, so please plan to attend and support the worthwhile work the College is doing to study the health of the deer herds in our local area.

Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest: Saturday, December 7.

Members, friends, family and neighbours, you are invited to the St. Joseph Island Annual Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest at the SJI Conservation Centre on Saturday, December 7. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for a pre-dinner social. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and followed by a time to relax and visit. Please bring your favourite dish to share, a beverage of your choice and an item for the donation to the Island Food Bank.

The Photo Contest is open to all members, and everyone, non-members included, has the fun of judging for selection of the winning entries. The rules of the Photo contest are here: http://www.sjiha.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019-PHOTO-CONTEST-RULES.pdf

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS POTLUCK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, AT 5:00 P.M.

Members, friends, family and neighbours, you are invited to the St. Joseph Island Annual Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest at the SJI Conservation Centre on Saturday, December 7. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for a pre-dinner social. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and followed by a time to relax and visit. Please bring your favourite dish to share, a beverage of your choice and an item for the donation to the Island Food Bank.

The Photo Contest is open to all members, and everyone, non-members included, has the fun of judging for selection of the winning entries. The rules of the Photo contest are here: http://www.sjiha.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019-PHOTO-CONTEST-RULES.pdf

FOREST HEALTH CONDITIONS

ARE YOUR TREES DYING? Come learn why…Thursday, November 14th at 7:30, at the SJI Hunters and Anglers Conservation Centre, Mike Francis, Forest Health Technical Specialist with the MNRF, will speak about Forest Health conditions in the Sault Ste. Marie District in 2019. He will provide updates on pests such as forest tent caterpillars, spruce budworm, brown spot needle blight, gypsy moth, emerald ash borer and beech bark disease.