Thursday, June 29, 2017

Beware the wild parsnip

by Marilyn Snedden Wild Parsnip Wild Parsnip Leaf I want to remind everyone of the danger from the juice inside the Wild Parsnip-that tall plant with the curved...

Town takes action to protect Burnt Lands alvar

by Brent Eades Many local residents regularly drive by the slightly bleak expanse of scrubby grassland at the Burnt Lands without realizing they're passing a...

Harper’s Conservatives: green? or greenwashing?

by Theresa Peluso Did you get a flyer from your local member of Parliament last month stating that "our Conservative Government has acted to protect...

Local “Hit Squad” member is fighting invasive species

Invasive species student on the job in the Mississippi Valley Watershed Invasive species pose a growing threat to Ontario’s biodiversity and cause millions of dollars...

Mississippi Mills Beautification Committee creates on-line newsletter

The purpose of the Mississippi Mills Beautification Committee (a working subcommittee of the Community and Economic Development Committee (CEDC) is to enhance the area with public art,...

Life on the edge of the shield: the push and pull of development, part...

By Brian Barth There is an inescapable relation between landscape and human activity. The earth is not a tabula rasa, but continues to render a...

Our Burnt Lands (Alvar) – A real surprise! Should it be developed?

by Ted Legg My wife and I attended the Mississippi Mills Council meeting last Wednesday (November 12th). We went there primarily to listen to the...

Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists conduct Ash tree survey in Almonte Ward

As many know now, the invasion of the foreign Asian Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilis planipennis) in the Ottawa area is decimating all of the...

River cleanup a success

by Brent Eades A small but enthusiastic group of volunteers set off in a flotilla of canoes and kayaks Saturday to scour a stretch of...

Curious crowd attracted to Venus Transit event

This image of the June 5th transit of Venus was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in geosynchronous orbit.   A transit of...
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