Registrants of the two community workshops were treated to a full day of learning how to better utilize and appreciate native plant species in landscape design and yard/buffer zone enhancement. The workshops took place at the WR hall as well as out side and down at the pond site where the warm weather allowed opportunity for tree identification and site planning.
After being treated to a delicious lunch, provided by the Wheatley River Woman’s Institute, a tree raffle and the afternoon planning session began.
Gary Schneider, of the MacPhail Woodlot Forestry Project, provided WRIG many points to ponder and jump started our group planning and dreaming for the long term beautification and usage of the pond by anglers, hikers, bird watchers and nature lovers but also for wild life who will find and take up residence.
Thanks to Gary Schneider, to all who helped prepare for the workshops and especially to the 23 participants.