By: Tay Township
Tay Township—located in north Simcoe County on the southern shore of Georgian Bay—is a strong, cohesive rural community with a permanent population of 10,000. We celebrate and promote our unique history, natural heritage and recreational amenities—including our 18.5-kilometre Tay Shore Trail—as the cornerstone to our quality of life. Our unique villages and towns support a host of events, services and businesses that contribute to a growing local economy and create a unique destination experience for residents and visitors to the Heart of Georgian Bay.
Tay Township is proud to support GBBR. The Township is also a member of Partners for Climate Protection and works closely with other regional environmental organizations, including Georgian Bay Forever, Severn Sound Environmental Association and Sustainable Severn Sound.
Here are a few current projects:
Tay Bike Day – June 16, 2018 at Bridgeview Park
This annual community event promotes use of the Tay Shore Trail, encourages healthy and active transportation, and contributes to the development of new and positive community connections and relationships. Visit tay.ca/events for event details.
Local Climate Change Action Plan
Sustainable Severn Sound is developing a Local Climate Change Action Plan. The plan will include a corporate and community inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, identify GHG reduction targets, and prioritize actions to reduce municipal and community contributions to climate change. Visit sustainablesevernsound.ca for more information.
Tay Township continues to improve the energy efficiency of its facilities and processes to reduce energy consumption, operating costs, and GHG emissions. In 2018, the municipality will further invest in energy retrofits by upgrading street lights and lighting at Oakwood Park to light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures.
Visit our website at tay.ca and follow us on Twitter @TayTownship.
By: Mary McDowall
Sound Boat Works has been a proud Biosphere member since 2011. It just makes sense! As a full-service marina, serving power and sail boats for 45 years, we value this beautiful and amazing area that is our home and provides our livelihood. It is important to preserve and protect this resource for future generations.
We are committed to operating our business in an environmentally conscious way and have participated in the Clean Marine program since it began. We have a customer recycling program and donate financial returns from beer and liquor bottles to the local food bank. We supply natural eco-friendly products in our washrooms and showers, and our customers voluntarily sign a Boaters Environmental Commitment Form.
Sound Boat Works is a family owned and operated marina with a reputation for excellent work at fair prices. Located on the southeast shore of Parry Sound Harbour, we have the feel of an authentic boat yard with the amenities of a full-service marina. A true boaters’ marina!
John and Ruth Shipman purchased the boat yard in 1973 and over time expanded the docks and services. The business is now operated by their son Gerry who is carrying on the family tradition. We invite you to stop by this summer to our fuel dock for gas, diesel or a pump out. We offer power and sail repairs – mechanical, electrical and restoration work.
The Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council is having a Native Plant Sale!
Click on the poster to learn more and download your order form. Plant orders must be in by May 17th.
A Biosphere Member since 2012, Canadore College’s West Parry Sound Campus has been proud to support the Biosphere’s mission for the past six years. Canadore College strives to be a true “Community College”, creating a space for important community initiatives that have a local impact.
In 2016 Canadore established the Parry Sound and Area Community Apiary as an educational resource for both locals and visitors. Since its creation, we estimate that we have welcomed close to 1,000 visitors, aged from two to 85 years old, who have learned about the importance of pollinators and honey bees.
Over the years, Canadore has partnered with the GBBR to provide many educational opportunities for individuals, organizations, and school groups. Together just last year we partnered on the Sweet Honey Festival, the Green Energy Forum, Monarch Butterflies & Mason Bees Workshop, and ‘Pollinator Power’ apiary school visits. We have been proud to partner for the past five years with the GBBR and Community Living Parry Sound on community gardens, providing space for one on site.
Canadore College’s West Parry Sound Campus is looking forward to building on the great work already completed with more events being planned in 2018. Canadore is dedicated to making sure that great things continue to happen here.