Events

Halton Forest Festival

Sep 8th
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Rattlesnake Point

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
7200 Appleby Line

Milton, ON

L9T 2Y1

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FREE with Park Admission

On Saturday, September 8th, 2018, we invite all members of the community to the Halton Forest Festival Day. This event provides the community with a chance to experience some of our fun activities and presentations while giving landowners new knowledge and resources to enjoy and conserve local forests.

2018 Event Schedule

10am - 3:30pm

Exhibitor Displays & Booths: Stop by the Exhibitors’ Tent and visit displays and booths provided by community partners.

12pm - 2pm

Birds of Prey Presentations: Mountsberg Raptor Centre will be presenting some nose-to-beak presentations with live birds of prey.

11am, 1pm & 2pm

Basic Pruning: Keep your trees and shrubs beautiful and healthy. Explore basic pruning tools & techniques with Conservation Halton’s seasoned arborists. Sessions will take place at 11 am, 1pm and 2pm for approx. 30 minutes.

11am - 3pm

 

Archery: Take aim at our archery activity, led by Ways of the Woods camp and learn how to shoot using a bow and arrow.

Bird Nest Box Building: Join Pat Kelly as he guides you through building a bird nest box that you can take home to help increase the bird diversity in your yard.

Children’s Tree Climb: Led by Tree Climbing Canada, climb large trees with the use of a rope and harness, just like an Arborist.

Cross Saw Demonstration: Step back in time with Conservation Halton`s forestry staff as we take you through the motions of using an old-fashioned cross-cut saw. This activity will test your lumberjack speed, strength, and teamwork.

Experience Be-ing in the Forest: Join Sahaja Yoga to experience the emotional and mental benefits of being in the forest through meditation. Offered on the half hour from 11am, wrapping up at 3pm

Guided Hikes:  Join the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club for a guided hike (approx. 40 min) and learn more about the beautiful landscape of Rattlesnake Point. Hikes will begin at 11am with following hikes departing as people gather.

Happy Hiking: Hiking can be part of a happy, healthy lifestyle! Michelle Madderson of ProVision Safety will lead participants through a fun activity to discover exactly how to prepare for a safe day on the trails! (Offered on the half hour from 11am, concluding at 3pm.

Native Bee Nest Boxes: Join Conservation Halton volunteers to make your own wooden bee box. Help native pollinators in your own garden by providing a cozy nesting place.

Seed Collection Workshops: Learn how to identify native plants and responsibly collect & store seed for restoration. Join Stefan Weber of the Ontario Plant Restoration Alliance for one of two sessions: 10am – 11:30am or 1pm – 2:30pm.

Tree Id: Learn to identify the trees found at Rattlesnake Point. Join Conservation Halton and learn to recognize different species from leaves and twigs, the shape of the mature tree, and even from the grain of the wood.

 

Thank you to our 2018 Supporters:

OLD GROWTH LEVEL

TREE LEVEL


2018-09-08 10:00:00 2018-09-08 15:30:00 America/Toronto Halton Forest Festival On Saturday, September 8th, 2018, we invite all members of the community to the Halton Forest Festival Day. This event provides the community with a chance to experience some of our fun activities and presentations while giving landowners new knowledge and resources to enjoy and conserve local forests. 2018 Event Schedule 10am - 3:30pm Exhibitor Displays & Booths: Stop by the Exhibitors’ Tent and visit displays and booths provided by community partners. 12pm - 2pm Birds of Prey Presentations: Mountsberg Raptor Centre will be presenting some nose-to-beak presentations with live birds of prey. 11am, 1pm & 2pm Basic Pruning: Keep your trees and shrubs beautiful and healthy. Explore basic pruning tools & techniques with Conservation Halton’s seasoned arborists. Sessions will take place at 11 am, 1pm and 2pm for approx. 30 minutes. 11am - 3pm   Archery: Take aim at our archery activity, led by Ways of the Woods camp and learn how to shoot using a bow and arrow. Bird Nest Box Building: Join Pat Kelly as he guides you through building a bird nest box that you can take home to help increase the bird diversity in your yard. Children’s Tree Climb: Led by Tree Climbing Canada, climb large trees with the use of a rope and harness, just like an Arborist. Cross Saw Demonstration: Step back in time with Conservation Halton`s forestry staff as we take you through the motions of using an old-fashioned cross-cut saw. This activity will test your lumberjack speed, strength, and teamwork. Experience Be-ing in the Forest: Join Sahaja Yoga to experience the emotional and mental benefits of being in the forest through meditation. Offered on the half hour from 11am, wrapping up at 3pm Guided Hikes:  Join the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club for a guided hike (approx. 40 min) and learn more about the beautiful landscape of Rattlesnake Point. Hikes will begin at 11am with following hikes departing as people gather. Happy Hiking: Hiking can be part of a happy, healthy lifestyle! Michelle Madderson of ProVision Safety will lead participants through a fun activity to discover exactly how to prepare for a safe day on the trails! (Offered on the half hour from 11am, concluding at 3pm. Native Bee Nest Boxes: Join Conservation Halton volunteers to make your own wooden bee box. Help native pollinators in your own garden by providing a cozy nesting place. Seed Collection Workshops: Learn how to identify native plants and responsibly collect & store seed for restoration. Join Stefan Weber of the Ontario Plant Restoration Alliance for one of two sessions: 10am – 11:30am or 1pm – 2:30pm. Tree Id: Learn to identify the trees found at Rattlesnake Point. Join Conservation Halton and learn to recognize different species from leaves and twigs, the shape of the mature tree, and even from the grain of the wood.   Thank you to our 2018 Supporters: OLD GROWTH LEVEL TREE LEVEL Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area7200 Appleby Line
Milton, ON
L9T 2Y1