From Fireplaces to Pancakes: ASHMuskoka (Webinar)
January 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Central Ontario forests, including much of the Georgian Bay shoreline still suffer a legacy of decades of acid rain, namely widespread calcium decline. This has been called ‘ecological osteoporosis’. The Friends of the Muskoka Watershed launched a community-based project to collect calcium-rich fireplace and woodstove ashes from 100’s of Muskoka residents and are working out the needed doses and proving the benefits of ash additions to restore soil and forest health. Side benefits of the additions are likely significant increases in carbon capture and increased sap flow in sugar maple. Join this free webinar for an update of how calcium can move from your fireplace to your pancakes, while restoring forest health and fostering a nature-based solution to climate change.