In recognition of the missed in person meetings and programming due to covid 19 your executive has decided to extend your 2020 Membership into 2021.
Please join our virtual meeting on March 7th at 1:00pm. ( Check your membership email to obtain the access. ) Speaker: Dennis Whigham Topic: Native Orchid Ecology and Conservation ( Photos for Virtual Show Table have to be received by Wednesday March 3rd )
Mandatory Use of Face Masks and Coverings
As of 12:01 a.m. Friday July 17, 2020, masks or face coverings are required inside enclosed public spaces in York Region.
The Regional Municipality of York has endorsed a recommendation from York Region Medical Officer of Health Dr. Karim Kurji to issue an instruction requiring operators of enclosed public spaces in York Region to have a policy in place that prohibits persons from entering premises of the establishment if the person is not wearing a face mask or covering, subject to appropriate exemptions.
☞ The $10,000.00 donation which SOOS was making in 2020 to aid in the purchase of Baldwick Bluff, Minesing Wetlands NCC
☞ SOOS has donated $25,000 to the Nature Conservancy of Canada in 2021 to aid in the purchase of Vidal Bay Forests, Manitoulin Island natureconservancy.ca
The Southern Ontario Orchid Society (SOOS) executive committee made a unanimous decision at their February meeting to donate $25,000 to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to help purchase the Vidal Bay property on Manitoulin Island.
The Vidal Bay Forests and Shoreline property includes 7,608 hectares (over 18,000 acres) of intact forests, alvars, wetlands and inland lakes and over 18 kilometres of Lake Huron shoreline. It is a remarkable property and is NCC’s largest conservation project ever in Ontario.
With this donation, SOOS continues a long-standing tradition of supporting conservation projects in Ontario to protect native orchid habitat. For more information on the Vidal Bay acquisition project and to make a donation.
☞ A slideshow of photos of plants that could have been judged and has posted it to the Toronto Judging Centre facebook page TJC
Awards of the show table at February meeting
Music Credit: http://creativecommons.org By: Kevin MacLeod
FUTURE SOOS MEETINGS:
SOOS Land Acknowledgement
SOOS acknowledges that we are meeting on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Huron-Wendat, the Petun, the Seneca, the Anishnabeg, and the Mississaugas of the Credit.
This territory is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and the Ojibwe to care for and share the lands and resources around the Great Lakes.
This territory is still the home of many Indigenous people from nations across Turtle Island, and we are grateful for the opportunity to meet here today.