Land Trust Celebrates Year 15 with Community and Partners

– Upcoming events a great way for people to connect with nature, the outdoors and good times –

(Port Rowan, Ontario.)  Long Point Basin Land Trust (LPBLT) has been a part of the community for 15 years and will mark this milestone by participating in a number of local environmental and other events this summer and fall. The organization has been steadily building and diversifying its conservation and outreach programs over the years, with a burst of activities over the last several. LPBLT is particularly pleased to acknowledge the help of over 150 volunteers who have participated in its projects, such as the public reptile reporting program ( and private land stewardship efforts. LPBLT encourages the public to attend any or all of the following great events.

Fred Eaglesmith Charity Picnic

If you love great music, the outdoors and relaxing on a summer weekend in a beautiful spot, then be sure to join LPBLT at the 17th Annual Fred Eaglesmith Charity Picnic, August 19, 20 and 21. It’s a fantastic music festival – and it helps support the Land Trust. It’s also a great time to meet LPBLT volunteers, board members and staff. Join us at Springwater Conservation Area near Aylmer for an evening, day or the weekend. For more info, visit:


LPBLT is pleased to be a co-sponsor in support of Forest Fest 2011 on August 13 and 14, 10am to 4pm. This fun and free family event is celebrating “all things wood” this year, including wooden boat building demonstrations, sawmill demonstrations, local woodcrafts, greenhouse tours, green roof technology, nature walks, activities for children and more. Two forests will also be dedicated, one to Dr. J.H. White and one to Dr. E.J. Zavitz. Join us at St. Williams Nursery & Ecology Centre, 885 Highway 24 at Forestry Farm Road, St. Williams. For more info, visit:

LPBLT is also looking ahead to a busy fall to help celebrate 15 years. The group’s Conserving Carolinian Reptiles project continues to encourage the public to report sightings from the region through the website,  LPBLT’s recently-updated website also includes new conservation resources, such as factsheets, ViewPoint newsletters, and an online nature sightings board to learn about local wildlife. Additional upcoming events this fall include Autumn Eco-Fest & Hawkwatch, co-hosted with Long Point Eco-Adventures (, on October 1 and 2, 2011 (1730 Front Road, near Turkey Point). The public is encouraged to come out and get to know their local Land Trust and to check out some great online resources.