October 12th. Dr. Brian Stevens: Feral Pigs and the Numerous Dangers
Presentation: Presentation Details not available at time of publishing
Dr. Brian Stevens graduate from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2007 and after working for three years as a small animal veterinarian in Brantford, returned to complete a degree in veterinary pathology, graduating in 2015. Dr. Stevens worked at the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab after graduation where he worked on projects investigating winter tick of moose, die-offs of Northern gannets, and disease in Canada lynx. Dr. Stevens returned to Guelph in 2018 to work as the wildlife pathologist for the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative Ontario/Nunavut region.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions
October 26th. David Beaton: State of Guelph Stewardship
Presentation / Bio: Dave Beaton is Guelph’s Program Manager of Forestry and Sustainable Landscapes within the Parks department. Dave Beaton will provide a State of Guelph’s Stewardship and highlight community and park staff efforts and accomplishments. Dave’s teams and community partners are making real progress to meet Guelph’s canopy targets, improve biodiversity in our natural areas and streetscapes, thwart invasive plants, engage residents in restoration through a new Park Stewards Program and support community efforts for food security through community gardens. Dave will provide a synopsis of where we are now and ask for community support to carry these efforts further into the future.
A graduate of Guelph’s Environmental Sciences program, Dave’s culminating research examined community support for restoration and naturalization efforts in Guelph along the Speed River that he would later be hired to lead.
Dave spent a 17 year career at Credit Valley Conservation, managing CVC’s Community Outreach, volunteer programs, awards program, initiating urban, rural, and farming programs, Conservation Youth Corps, and initiating efforts for the 100 km Credit Valley Trail.
Dave continues to live in Guelph and is a longtime volunteer who for 25 years has led the efforts to protect the 600 acre Hanlon Creek Conservation Area, (aka Preservation Park) through boardwalk construction, other trail improvements, and ecological restoration. These efforts continue to the present day with fall workdays coordinated with the University of Guelph’s Project Serve and community volunteers maintaining more than 1 km of boardwalks.
In 2017, Dave joined the City of Guelph as Supervisor of Trails and Natural Areas working to connect people with the nature in their neighbourhood, establishing stewardship programs, and supporting community restoration efforts. In 2021, Dave was appointed as Program Manager of Forestry and Sustainable Landscapes leading Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Areas Stewardship, and GIS for the Parks department. Dave is proud to work with a talented group of professionals as well as many dedicated community leaders devoted to making a difference in the city we love.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions.
Dr. Brian Stevens
Meetings for November
November 9th. Doug Davidson: WW2-Highland Light Infantry-Guelph Connection
November 23rd. T.B.A.: T.B.A.
Activities & Events
October 13th. Canadian Warplane Museum 9280 Airport Road Mount Hope, ON L0R 1WO See activities desk for more details
October 21st. Evita - Hamilton Family Theater Cambridge See activities desk for more details December 7th. Royal City Men's Club Annual Christmas Luncheon See activities desk for more details
Oct. 5th. and Oct. 19th.
Coffee/Breakfast RCMC Live Coffee Morning
9:30 am The Boathouse 116 GORDON ST.
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