Native Plant Fundraiser a Success!

GBBR’s Native Plant Fundraiser was a great success in June! With some changes made to the pick up and delivery of the native plants, GBBR staff and volunteers helped distribute

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June – Miin Giizis, the Berry Moon

By: Gracie Crafts This month is called the Berry Moon because it is when the berries start to come out. Strawberries (odeimiin) come out first usually followed by raspberries (miskomiin),

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Four Ways to Help Turtles in June

June is a turtley amazing month! With the warm weather, long days, and start to spring, our turtle friends are on the move. Here are four easy ways that you

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Growing Together

Providing Vegetable Planters for our Community at a Time of Need A new campaign called “Growing Together” is going to help people grow a little bit of their own fresh

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Spring Birds in the Biosphere

There is no better time to become a backyard birder than right now! Rarely do we get the opportunity and time to see spring migration happening right in our backyards.

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Employment Opportunity: Biosphere Interpretive Guide

Position Description: the Biosphere Interpretive Guide will be primarily responsible for developing and delivering weekly educational programs and public outreach pertaining to local ecology and the Georgian Bay Biosphere to

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Area Municipalities Take Climate Action

“ICECAP” is launching. The “Integrated Community Energy and Climate Action Plan” project is a way for all area municipalities and First Nations to understand their greenhouse gas emissions, set targets

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Spirit of the Biosphere Winner

Congratulations to Johna Hupfield, our annual Spirit of the Biosphere Award winner!  Gichi-apiitendaagwad! Johna is an educator, artist, mentor and mother, among many roles in our community. She teaches Indigenous

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Catch the Ace Comes to a Close

On our first draw of the new year, the Ace of Spades was finally found in envelope #36. Congrats to Stu Fargher who won $5,647! Huge thank you to all

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A Brief on Bird Feeders

For many people, winter signifies the time to put out bird feeders and bring nature closer in your backyard. This interaction enhances appreciation for nature and engages us in learning

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Holiday Tips

The holiday season is coming up! Consider these giving ideas: 1. Pay it forward. There are hundreds of worthy charities in Canada and around the world who rely on donations.

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Employment Opportunity

GBBR is seeking a dynamic, motivated Community Development Intern to assist in the development and coordination of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve’s programs, such as the Integrated Community Energy and

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Employment Opportunity

We are hiring! GBBRis a dynamic, community-based organization looking to fill the position of a Tourism Product Developer. Do you have a passion for outdoor adventure? We are looking for

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Employment Opportunity

We are hiring! GBBRis a dynamic, community-based organization looking to fill the position of Executive Administrator-Office Manager. The candidate will have strong administrative, social, organizational and computer skills combined with

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Area Municipalities Are Taking Climate Action

Area municipalities are taking climate change seriously. With support from the Georgian Bay Biosphere, councils were asked to support a resolution to join the national “Partners for Climate Protection” program

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Employment Opportunity

The Mnidoo-gamii – Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth Initiative, led by the GBBR and its Cultural Advisory Circle partners, is seeking applicants for the position of Indigenous Youth Assistant. Deadline to

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GBB Launches Catch the Ace

The Georgian Bay Biosphere will be holding a “Catch the Ace” progressive lottery to raise funds for conservation and education programs. Tickets will be sold weekly starting July 26th and

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Indigenous Youth Update

Boozhoo Kiinaweya! Greetings everyone! Zhowshkawabunokwe miinwaa Kyla ndizhnikaaz, Waabzheshii ndoodem, Shawanaga ndoonjeba, Anishinabekwe ndaaw. My Anishinabe name translates to Blue Dawn, my given name is Kyla. I am a member

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Earth Week Tradition Continues

The Georgian Bay Biosphere is celebrating its 15th anniversary and they have an ambitious donor campaign underway. GBBR uses Earth Week to raise awareness about living more sustainably as well

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my Gbay Store raises funds for GBB

Barb, owner of my Gbay Is it the iconic windswept pines? The fresh and sparking clean water? Perhaps the jaw-dropping sunsets or the friendly boaters waving as they cruise by?

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Two Happy Couples Donate to GBBR

Julie & Dave This is an August, 2018 photo of Vancouver couple Julie Pett & Dave West enjoying Georgian Bay following their wedding in Fenelon Falls. Dave grew up in

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Wiigwaasi Jiimaanke – Birch Bark Canoe Build

Boozhoo Kiinaweya! Zhowshkawabunokwe miinwaa Kyla ndizhnikaaz, Waabzheshii ndoodem, Shawanaga ndoonjeba, Anishinabekwe ndaaw. Greetings everyone! My Anishinabe name translates to Blue Dawn, my given name is Kyla. I am a member

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fish underwater

How Are The Fish of Georgian Bay?

One of the best ways to study the state of Georgian Bay is to look at the fish community, and specifically whether each species of fish is naturally reproducing –

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Wetland Photo

Wetland Habitat Facing Change

The home of the great blue heron, feeding grounds for rattlesnakes and fox snakes, and breeding habitats for numerous amphibians are all being threatened. These are the coastal wetlands of

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Food Web Connects Us All

Many of us love hearing the call of a loon or seeing a majestic bald eagle. These species are the top of the food chain, relying on a healthy diet

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Climate Change in Georgian Bay – Part 1

Since the Industrial Revolution, when we began burning coal and then oil, people have been changing the planet’s climate. According to NASA and the world’s scientists, burning fossil fuels and

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A Western Hognose Snake. Photo credit: Tianna Burke

Endangered Species on the Rise

Monarch Butterfly. Eastern Foxsnakes. Massasauga Rattlesnakes. Whip-poor-will. Bald Eagle. Blanding’s Turtle. Little Brown Bat. Lake Sturgeon. What do all of these species have in common? Not only are they iconic

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Student Authors Launch Award-winning Book

Over 200 people attended Building Our Bridge: Our Journey to Reconciliation at the Stockey Centre on November 9th to support student’s work at Parry Sound High School.   The book

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Little Bat

Spooky Situation for Bats in the Biosphere

Silhouettes and cartoon images of bats are common sights as Halloween approaches. At a time when local bat species are beginning their hibernation or have already migrated, these illustrations portray

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Delaina Arnold and Tianna Burke in front of the bat mobile and a bat house. Credit D Bywater

Local Bats a Concern for New Research

A two-year research project has begun to understand the species, populations and ranges of local bats that are considered species-at-risk. The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve is undertaking a broad survey

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Rattlesnake research presentation at Killbear Provincial Park.

Bioblitz at Killbear Provincial Park

On Saturday June 10th, over 150 people came out to count the species in Killbear Provincial Park. It was part of a “Bioblitz” where experts helped people to observe nature

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Bioblitz Challenge: Citizen Science Time!

Scientists use surveys to learn which plants and animals are in an ecosystem, sometimes referred too as measuring biodiversity. The more different types (or species) of animals and plants are

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