Friends of the Tay Watershed
|P.O. Box 2065
57 Foster Street
November 22, 2005; 7:00 pm; Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Perth
The Friends of the Tay Watershed evening has become a major event this year with something of interest for everyone in the community.
In addition to several interesting presentations, the evening features a large exhibition area of over 25 organisations – including conservation authorities, associations, municipalities, museums, and government agencies – with displays on many aspects of interest in the area’s water resources, the local environment, and, this year, our watershed history.
The watershed’s history will be presented through a magnificent new photo series "The Mills of the Tay", by the Lanark Camera Club. Also on the heritage theme will be an original St. Lawrence rowing skiff, one of the classic boats built by Jack Walker in Perth - as well as displays on the Rideau Canal 175th Anniversary Celebration plans, the proposal for the Canal’s World heritage Designation, and the newly inaugurated "Tay River Trail" in Perth, with its ‘Tales of the Tay’.
The evening will feature a presentation by Susan Code on "Fascinating Stories from the Watershed", and updates on the new Tay Lake Management Planning Program and the Provincial Source Water Protection legislation.
The display area will provide information and expert advice on: the status of our rural and town water supplies; programs to upgrade septic systems, wells, and shorelines; the Tay Lake Management Planning Program; new water legislation issues; mining claims; school programs; local wildlife; energy conservation; watershed information systems - and much more.
A short annual general meeting follows the presentations and displays.
The event takes place: