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Sturgeon Creek Hike

Sturgeon Creek Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

February 3, 2024

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Please contact Roger at 204-451-1219 to register,

Hike along Sturgeon Creek . Meet at parking lot at Grant's Mill at 10 am . Location is just west of Grace Hospital on north side of Portage Avenue . 

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Feb 3 2024
 
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Bees & Wasps

Bees & Wasps

Instructor: 

Jason Gibbs

Location: 

Earl Grey Community Club, 360 Cockburn St. North

Date: 

Monday, February 5, 2024

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

$10 for Nature Manitoba members (or students), $15 for non-members

Bees and wasps in your backyard.....

There are several hundred species of bees and wasps in Manitoba. Many remain poorly known.

In 2023, a checklist of the bees of Manitoba was published, which expanded the number of species known by more than 100. Little work has been done documenting the wasp fauna of the province. Although social wasps consistently receive negative attention, wasps are ecologically diverse and most go unnoticed. Bee and wasp diversity will be highlighted with a focus on why we should be happy to have them in our backyards.

 

Buy tickets at Eventbrite for the Bees & Wasps workshop

Feb 5 2024
 
 
 
Ski at Agassiz Provincial Forest (cancelled -- icy trails)

Ski at Agassiz Provincial Forest (cancelled -- icy trails)

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

February 7, 2024

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Kevin & Anita Miller -- register at k.a.miller@mts.net .

Location: Agassiz Provincial Forest.

Time: Meet at the Tim Hortons on Lagimodière Blvd at Headmaster Row (1 km south of the North Perimeter Highway) at 10:45 AM for carpooling. It will take 15 minutes to form carpools, use washrooms, and move non-driver’s cars a block away on Headmaster Row.
Or you can meet us at the trailhead at noon, ready to ski.
Map (80 km / 50 minutes from Tim Hortons to the trailhead, 15 km west of Lac du Bonnet on PTH 317)

Description: The Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club maintains 16K of ski trails in the Agassiz Provincial Forest. See https://ccsam.ca/where-to-ski/trails/groups/agassiz-provincial-forest for complete info about the trails (including a trails map).
Anita will be leading the group throughout the day.
Kevin will be skiing back-and-forth to keep track of everyone, ensuring everyone is doing OK and skiing with at least one other person, and ensuring we re-group at various times.
This is an "easy" trail system with flat to gently rolling terrain, but the far end of it is almost 5K from the trailhead, and we are likely to be the only skiers there, so we've rated it Intermediate. Expect to ski a minimum of 10K. The most advanced skiers will probably end up near 20K.

Trail fee: Anita will collect a $5 trail fee from each attendee. Afterwards we will e-transfer the amount collected to the Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club.

Lunch: There is an old one-open-side shelter on the Blue trail that has an old pit toilet nearby. Trails map. We will stop there. If it is a cold day, perhaps eat before arriving at the trailhead and/or snack while skiing. There is a large trail map and port-a-potty at the trailhead.

Bring: Your name tag.

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Feb 7 2024
 
 
Hike in Assiniboine Forest
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Cancelled - Progress in Agricultural Practices for Sustainable and Adaptable Farming

Cancelled - Progress in Agricultural Practices for Sustainable and Adaptable Farming

Presenter: 

Nathanial Bridges

Date: 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Location: 

Westworth United Church at 1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg

Admission: 

$5 for members (non-member rate $10)

This event has been cancelled

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This presentation will briefly introduce the Manitoba Association of Watersheds and the work done between the Watershed Districts and producers to address current and future concerns before delving into the Living Lab project. The Living Lab - Eastern Prairies project took place in four sub-watersheds over four years and allowed 40+ producers to collaborate with Agriculture and Agri-Food researchers to develop practices, supported through science, that would benefit farmers economically and sustainably for the unpredictable future. The outcomes from the project and its future impacts will be further discussed.

Nathanial has worked with Manitoba Association of Watersheds for close to one and a half years now. He completed his Land and Water Management diploma at Assiniboine Community College in 2022, holds a BSc in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies from Bishops University, and is an Environmental Professional Trainee through EcoCanada. He has a great interest in the environment, its preservation, and its interactions with anthropogenic activities.

Feb 13 2024
 
 
Walk to The Forks

Walk to The Forks

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

February 14, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

John Schulz and June Thomson -- register at johnschulz2@gmail.com

Location: Meeting at and returning to William Marshall Park at the south end of Dominion Street in Wolseley.

Time: Leave from the south end of Dominion at 10:30 AM.

Description: We will walk down to the Assiniboine River (or on the sidewalk if the river is not accessible) to The Forks. After lunch we will walk back to Wolseley. Note: This activity had a skate option which has been cancelled.

Duration: 3 to 4 hours.

Bring: Your name tag, lunch (or buy at The Forks).

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Feb 14 2024
 
 
 
 
Mantario Cabin Ski Trip

Mantario Cabin Ski Trip

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

February 17, 2024 to February 19, 2024

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

Contact / Registration: 

Christine Mazur - mazur.christine@gmail.com

UPDATE Dec 19: Trip has filled. If you are interested, you can reach out to be added to a wait list.

Join a cross-country ski trip to Mantario cabin - for experienced backcountry adventurers. This trip is rated as advanced, requiring you to have the appropriate gear and fitness to ski 22km to Mantario Cabin in the Whiteshell’s Mantario Wilderness Zone, across open lakes and portages. We will spend 2 nights at the cabin, skiing out Saturday, spending Sunday exploring nearby wilderness, using the sauna and enjoying the cabin, and skiing back on Monday.

This trip will be cancelled in case of extreme weather.

All participants will be required to pay cabin fees at a nightly rate of $25 Nature Manitoba member, $40 non-member, or $15 student, as well as contribute to shared food costs.

Activity Type: 

Feb 17 2024 to Feb 19 2024
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Little Mountain Park hike in northwest part of Winnipeg
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Mantario Cabin Ski Trip

Mantario Cabin Ski Trip

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

February 17, 2024 to February 19, 2024

Trip Rating: 

ADVANCED

Contact / Registration: 

Christine Mazur - mazur.christine@gmail.com

UPDATE Dec 19: Trip has filled. If you are interested, you can reach out to be added to a wait list.

Join a cross-country ski trip to Mantario cabin - for experienced backcountry adventurers. This trip is rated as advanced, requiring you to have the appropriate gear and fitness to ski 22km to Mantario Cabin in the Whiteshell’s Mantario Wilderness Zone, across open lakes and portages. We will spend 2 nights at the cabin, skiing out Saturday, spending Sunday exploring nearby wilderness, using the sauna and enjoying the cabin, and skiing back on Monday.

This trip will be cancelled in case of extreme weather.

All participants will be required to pay cabin fees at a nightly rate of $25 Nature Manitoba member, $40 non-member, or $15 student, as well as contribute to shared food costs.

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Feb 17 2024 to Feb 19 2024
 
 
 
Walk at Beaudry Provincial Park (changed from a ski to a walk)
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Conserving a Boreal Icon – Manitoba’s Shadows of the Forest

Conserving a Boreal Icon – Manitoba’s Shadows of the Forest

Presenter: 

Dennis Brannen

Date: 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Location: 

Westworth United Church at 1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg

Admission: 

$5 for members (non-member rate $10)

As a species at risk, boreal woodland caribou present complex challenges for conservation of the species at the landscape scale. The presentation will explore boreal woodland caribou ecology and how it’s ecology contributes to these challenges. Additionally, we will take a look at recovery planning efforts in Manitoba and how these efforts fit within the national recovery planning framework across Canada.

Dennis Brannen is a Caribou Biologist with the Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Branch. Much of his work focuses on policy and management and monitoring of caribou populations. Dennis graduated from Acadia University in 2004 with a M.Sc. in Wildlife Ecology. Over the past 15 years, he has worked on many different wildlife management projects, with the last 10 years focused primarily on Species at Risk management.

Buy tickets at Eventbrite for the Feb 27th, 2024 Discovery Evening

 

Note: Eventbrite ticket sales close at 7pm on February 26th, 2024.

Feb 27 2024
 
 
Canadian Museum for Human Rights tour

Canadian Museum for Human Rights tour

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

February 28, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Heather Tulloch Brownell -- register at htbrownell@gmail.com . The CMHR tour is now fully booked with a waitlist.

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way

Time: 1:15 PM for 60 to 90 minutes.

Cost: $18

Description: Canadian Museum for Human Rights -- Guided on-site tours
You will need to e-transfer your payment to her soon after registering.

Bring: Your name tag.

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