CORRECTION: Upcoming Events

CORRECTION: First Nations Maple Syrup Seminar

This is a repost of the previous blog post to correct a mistake in the programming. Please see updated agenda below.

Mark your calendars! The Birch Island Maple Syrup Workshop has gone virtual. This annual workshop is geared toward First Nations producers and will feature talks on transitioning from buckets to lines, forest management, funding opportunities, food safety/labeling practices and an LDD moth (previously gypsy moth) update.

Date: February 4, 2022

Time: 9am – 12pm

Register by emailing Stephen McGregor at 705 285 4335 or

Agenda for the seminar. 
9:00AM: Opening
9:15 AM: From Pails to Tubing, Brian Bainborough, Maple Ridge Farm
9:45 AM: Break
10:00 AM: Sugarbush Management, Dean Assinewe, Dean Assinewe Consulting
10:30AM: Funding Opportunities and Small Business Case Study
11:00AM: Break
11:15 AM: Food Safety and LDD Moth Update, Jenny Liu, OMAFRA
11:45AM: Closing

Forest Health Showcase 2022

A forest health update presented by Forests Ontario, Natural Resources Canada, and the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.

Date: February 10, 2022

Time: 9am – 12:30pm

Featuring the following talks:

Forest Health Conditions in Ontario – Dan Rowlinson, MNDMNRF (may include LDD moth update)

Climate Change and Our Forests – Kirsten Sandvall, Forest Gene Conservation Association

An Overview of Invasive Forest Pest Conditions in Canada – Nicole Mielewczyk, CFIA

Forest Invasives and their Impacts on Forest Health and Biodiversity – Mackenzie DiGasparro, Invasive Species Centre

Register for this free event by clicking here.

An agenda for the Forest Health Showcase 2022.

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