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  • July 2010 – The Local Scoop – Mid-Summer Scoop | The Local Scoop - Native Plants: Southern Ontario
    the Paul McGaw Memorial Conservation Award and Garden Restoration Awards The Paul McGaw Memorial Conservation Award recognizes an individual or groups extraordinary contribution to the conservation protection or restoration of the natural heritage native flora of North America at the community regional provincial national or continental level The North American Native Plant Society recognizes that an individual or group s contribution to the conservation protection restoration of native North American flora and natural heritage can take many forms and therefore accomplishments honoured through the awards may include or be related to associated fields such as art science education photography literature politics or cultivation More information on the NANPS website We want to hear about your native plant project and what makes it special to discover what wonderful and interesting things you are doing that support native plant habitats in small gardens or large restoration projects across the continent To share and celebrate these efforts NANPS has created the NATIVE PLANT GARDEN AWARDS NANPS is looking to celebrate members projects that best reflect NANPS mandate To study conserve cultivate and restore North America s native flora More information on the NANPS website Please submit your choices to awards nanps org Events Workshops and Courses High Park Stewardship Volunteer Program Events Invasive Species Control with Forestry Crew Sunday August 8 10 30 a m to 1 p m Provincial Policy Statement PPS Review Workshop Presented by the PPS Review Collaborative Ontario Nature Ecojustice Ducks Unlimited Canada CELA CIELAP Pembina Institute Ontario Smart Growth Network and the Ontario Headwaters Institute with presentations from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Wednesday August 11 1 to 4 p m Northern District Library Room 224 ABC 40 Orchard View Boulevard Toronto Yonge and Eglinton Details and RSVP Wildflower Walks Saturday August 14 9 30 a m 2 30 p m each walk lasts 2 5 hours Location Rouge Park Host Rouge Park Two free guided walks open to the public The hikes will take place on different trails so some of the plants encountered on each walk will be different Details Wetland Plant Identification Course at the University of Guelph and the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre Classroom study August 16 17 Field study August 23 24 When it comes to wetland plant ID are you wet behind the ears Brush up on your ID skills at the U of Goo Herbarium and in the wilds of Midland Ontario This course will be useful for terrestrial and aquatic ecologists biologists planners geographers and foresters and will also be useful for those with novice and intermediate to upper level skills in botany who wish to strengthen their wetland plant identification skills Details Second Annual Butterfly Festival Saturday August 21 2010 10 00 a m to 3 00 p m Tommy Thompson Park TTP Toronto waterfront Free guided walks and activities with birds and butterflies Butterfly migration hikes butterfly tagging demonstrations wildflower plantings on site birds of prey program building birdhouses etc Details Tracking Summer Wildflowers Lives lore

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  • July 2010 – News & Events | The Local Scoop - Native Plants: Southern Ontario
    CA to be relocated to their final home on Georgina Island and rescue plants for our NANPS restoration sites and for your own garden Pertinent details Directional signs to the site will be on Leslie St and Woodbine Ave Site East Gwillimbury north side of Doane Rd between Leslie St and Woodbine Ave Take the 404 north to Green Lane E the present terminus of 404 proceed east to the intersection and go north on Woodbine Ave Turn left on Doane Rd west towards Leslie St Look for the parking signs Come on out and out scoop The Scoop A rep from The Local Scoop will be doing some serious digging We hope to scoop with you Check our websites for updates www nanps org and www thelocalscoop org The views expressed are of The Scoop and do not necessarily reflect The Local Scoop its parent company NANPS subsidiaries affiliates verticals hangers on or even those of the Spokesplant You have been sent this message because you are a current NANPS member or perhaps you were a member in your plant life We do not trade or sell any of the information collected we just plant you in our database and send email blasts to keep you informed of all NANPS events Please email scoop nanps org if you would like to change your e mail address in our database If you would prefer not to receive news about NANPS in the future we will try to understand You may unsubscribe from future mailings by replying to this message with the words remove me in the subject line and we will take you off our list immediately if not before back to top Social Scoop Subscribe The Local Scoop e newsletter along with the Scoop website calendar is a leading

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  • May 2010 – The Local Scoop | The Local Scoop - Native Plants: Southern Ontario
    make lots of spendulees so buy loads and then we won t have to go this route In honour of our 25th Anniversary orders totaling over 125 will receive a free ceramic Garden Sign Native Plants Live Here All advance orders meeting this target are guaranteed a sign A limited supply will also be available for sales of over 125 on May 8th As a bonus for those who ordered in advance The Scoop will pick five trays at random and plant a coupon for a free plant 5 value courtesy of The Local Scoop s second anniversary give away 5 5 25 Happy 25th Anniversary NANPS Please pick up your orders pronto so NANPS Treesurer Deb Dale is not left holding the bag er box She will be less inclined to hang onto your spring beauties etc as the clock ticks down and NANPS members are desperately eyeing the reserved spoils Special Request Friday volunteers for Plant Sale urgently needed Volunteers please contact plantsale nanps org 416 631 4438 For details on these and other events check the NANPS website Extra Special Request for information concerning Aletris farinosa colic root One of our members is looking for anyone who has an interest in propagating white colic root and research or research potential on any transplantation techniques successes failures Any info or direction on this would be helpful Please reply to Astrid M Events Warning dates in calendar are closer than they appear NANPS Volunteer for restoration activities Saturday May 15 Charlie Clifford Park Grandview Park restoration days Contact Greg Hagen land nanps org 416 631 4438 Saturday May 22 Shining Tree Woods Join us for a look at spring wildflowers and a garlic mustard pull Contact volunteer nanps org to register for car pooling drivers wanted Check the calendar for details High Park VSP Native Plant Sale May 9 from 11 a m 2 p m at the Greenhouses LEAF s 6th Annual Leslieville Tree Festival at Leslie Grove Park Queen St E Jones Ave on Saturday May 15 from 12 4 p m LEAF s Fourth Annual Celebration Friday June 11 from 7 10 p m at the Artscape Wychwood Barns Tickets only 25 Nature Walks and Workshops Get up close and personal with the natural world at Koffler Scientific Reserve at Jokers Hill Our informal Nature Walks ramble through forest and field guided by top experts from the University of Toronto For a more intensive hands on learning experience sign up for our day long Natural History Workshops Botanical Art Courses Focus on the beauty of natural botanical forms as you develop your art skills Instruction in graphite ink coloured pencil and watercolour is given by the Chair of Botanical Artists of Canada Nellie Sue Potter Week long summer intensive courses in June and July at Swansea Town Hall Please register by May 15 Botanical Art 101 June 21 25 Botanical Art with Coloured Pencils July 5 9 Botanical Watercolour Technique July 12 16 Full course listing

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  • mid-April 2010 – The Local Scoop | The Local Scoop - Native Plants: Southern Ontario
    May 8 2010 10 a m 3 p m Markham Civic Centre 101 Town Centre Boulevard West of Warden Avenue North of Highway 7 Markham Ontario L3R 9W3 Enjoy free presentations 11 30 a m Rachel Gagnon Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants 12 30 p m Gavin Trevelyan Prairie Plants for Your Garden On hand will be two Master Gardeners plus Paul Heydon and Ashley Baron Native Plant Source to field questions at the sale Native plant donations are always appreciated Give them up to good homes and help raise funds for NANPS Please remember to give them a name first Volunteers are revered Without you there would be no plant sale Please help make our sale the best ever Contact info plantsale nanps org 416 631 4438 From our Volunteer Co ordinator Gerry Stephenson Thanks to one and all for a most successful Canada Blooms NANPS booth From all accounts it was the most successful one ever The goal of heightening awareness of Native Plants and their use NANPS itself increasing membership and even raising funds has clearly been realized and it would not have happened with the dedication of you the volunteers Thank you for helping to make my job easier and putting up with some glitches And if you miss out on the NANPS plant sale High Park VSP Native Plant Sale Sunday May 09 2010 11 a m 2 p m High Park at The Greenhouses PLEASE VISIT www nanps org to check for more events on the calendar NANPS is in your face We are on Facebook You have been sent this message because you are a current NANPS member or perhaps you were a member in your plant life We do not trade or sell any of the information collected we just plant you

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  • April 2010 – The Local Scoop – Big Bad Bylaws Issue | The Local Scoop - Native Plants: Southern Ontario
    that put your shrubs and hedges at risk of the City cutting crew Details There s a bustle in your hedgerow and you should be alarmed now Details GOLDENROD Declared WEED OF THE YEAR by The Local Scoop Goldenrod Solidago canadensis it can be notorious it can be obnoxious but definitely not noxious Find out more about G Rod who is the L Rod or lightning rod of government angst directed against the Whole Weed World Details The City is out of whack and run by Weed Whackers It doesn t make sense so The Scoop has to make some sense of it somehow Details The City needs some strong medicine to get better Could this be the cure or should the City seek a second opinion Details It can t get any stranger in Toronto in 2010 and not because it s an election year The Scoop has some predictions if the City of Toronto keeps sliding down the slippery slope of status quo and smothering citizens rights as they swing the scythe of bylaws at their discretion Details Scoop Snippet Mon cherie Frost damaged or broken branches of chokecherry Prunus virginiana release cyanide The typical bitter taste in the twig of the cherry is a clue not to eat it but bruising causes it to be sweet tasting making it attractive to some animals like anti freeze to dogs Several horses have been poisoned Shhh don t tell the City they ll hunt down every chokecherry and yank em out of the ground or force you to get insurance in case someone starts grazing on your shrubs More info on plants that are reported to have poisoned livestock or to have tainted animal products can be found here Battle of the Weeds to hit the screen Godzilla is likely to be remade in the next few years if permission is obtained If not consider the locally shot film G G vs Hogweed Giant Goldenrod from Edison s laboratory fights the monster Gigantic Hogweed which has been declared noxious The epic tale features the fateful pairing of the native pretty golden boy battling the invasive noxious weed to take over City Hall a classic David and Goliath story If Goldenrod fails to sign on due to height restrictions the film company will go with the alternate plot in which the monster falls from grace and squashes City Hall The working title Gourdzilla NANPS Calendar of Events Dan Bissonnette Naturalized Landscape Design Workshop Sat April 10 Markham Civic Centre Canada Room A few spots are still available especially for the afternoon session 1 p m 3 30 p m Dan is the Program Coordinator at the Naturalized Habitat Network a garden show co host at CBC Radio also known as Dan the Garden Guy Residents are invited to this captivating hands on workshop to learn about how to design your yards for wildlflowers and native plants These sustainable yards require no fertilizer significantly reduced watering and are a haven for

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  • February 16, 2010 – News & Events | The Local Scoop - Native Plants: Southern Ontario
    you are a current NANPS member or perhaps you were a member in your plant life We do not trade or sell any of the information collected we just plant you in our database and send email blasts to keep you informed of all NANPS events Please email email nanps org if you would like to change your e mail address in our database If you would prefer not to receive news about NANPS in the future we will try to understand You may unsubscribe from future mailings by replying to this message with the words remove me in the subject line and we will take you off our list immediately if not before back to top Social Scoop Subscribe The Local Scoop e newsletter along with the Scoop website calendar is a leading source of information for native plant related information throughout Southern Ontario The Local Scoop collects its information through NANPS and other native plant groups and environmental organizations The Scoop does not follow a strict publication calendar but is sent out roughly monthly to promote NANPS events To sign up for The Scoop click the link below and fill out the subscribe page Subscribe To The Local

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  • February 13, 2010 – News & Events | The Local Scoop - Native Plants: Southern Ontario
    is the Natural Heritage Coordinator of the Alderville Black Oak Savanna and Tallgrass Prairie She has an Hon B Sc in Conservation Biology from Trent University a lupine love in DON T MISS THIS LAST ONE IN THE SPEAKERS SERIES Wednesday April 7 2010 Rare Native Plant Gems or Species at Risk by Dr Jane Bowles Please refer to the flyer for further details of the Speakers Series or visit the website NANPS Calendar of Events Feb 20 Getting the Jump on Spring TBG Feb 21 Seedy Sunday Wychwood Barns March 17 21 Canada Blooms March 27 Shining Tree Woods Working Excursion For details on these and other events check the website Coming Very Soon Online ordering for the NANPS Annual Plant Sale and the next edition of The Local Scoop Check the website often You have been sent this message because you are a current NANPS member or perhaps you were a member in your plant life We do not trade or sell any of the information collected we just plant you in our database and send email blasts to keep you informed of all NANPS events Please email email nanps org if you would like to change your e mail address in our database If you would prefer not to receive news about NANPS in the future we will try to understand You may unsubscribe from future mailings by replying to this message with the words remove me in the subject line and we will take you off our list immediately if not before back to top Social Scoop Subscribe The Local Scoop e newsletter along with the Scoop website calendar is a leading source of information for native plant related information throughout Southern Ontario The Local Scoop collects its information through NANPS and other native plant groups

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  • January 15, 2010 – News & Events | The Local Scoop - Native Plants: Southern Ontario
    00 p m Where Toronto Botanical Gardens 777 Lawrence Ave E 4 Volunteers needed Booth pick up brochures backdrop set up take down split schedule Event Sunday February 21 2010 Seedy Saturday Toronto When Sunday February 21 2010 12 30 p m 6 p m Where Wychwood Barns 601 Christie St 4 Volunteers Plant Advisors needed Booth pick up brochures backdrop set up take down split schedule give advice Q A people Event Wednesday March 17 21 2010 NANPS Booth at CANADA BLOOMS When Wednesday March 17 2010 to Sunday March 21 2010 10 00 a m 6 00 p m Where Direct Energy Centre 100 Princess Blvd Toronto 4 6 Volunteers needed each day Booth pick up brochures backdrop set up take down split schedule Booth stays up for event the main task is to promote NANPS sign up new members and give plant advice Event Saturday March 27 2010 Shining Tree Woods Working Excursion invasive plant removal When Saturday March 27 2010 Yet to be confirmed Where Shining Tree Woods Norfolk County 2 3 Volunteers needed each day Collect keep track of email phone registrants help organize car pool or perhaps bus collection if necessary for transportation ensure required supplies are brought CONTACT GERRY STEPHENSON AT volunteer nanps org 519 837 9485 If everyone volunteers just once this important part of membership will easily be completed and the task will be shared You have been sent this message because you are a current NANPS member or perhaps you were a member in your plant life We do not trade or sell any of the information collected we just plant you in our database and send email blasts to keep you informed of all NANPS events Please email email nanps org if you would like to change your e

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