The Natural Heritage Expo: 24 Exhibitions and Counting

Many organizations will be coming to the Natural Heritage Expo at the 2022 Lakes and Trails Festival.  They will showcase the wonderful natural features of South Frontenac: what they are, how to enjoy them, and how to improve them.

Included among the booths are:20180714_095611

  • A pop-up library and giant lawn games from the Kingston-Frontenac Public Library.
  • A pickleball demonstration by the Frontenac Pickleball Club.
  • A “Collect and Protect” contest run by the Wolfe Lake Association to protect our lakes and wildlife from lead tackle.  Everyone is encouraged to go through their tackle boxes, bag up any lead sinkers, jigs, etc., (we will also accept lead shot) and bring them to our booth. Please label your bag with contact information because prizes will be awarded to those turning in the most lead by weight.  There will also be information on the deadly impacts of lead fishing tackle on wildlife, such as loons and bald eagles. Thank you for helping to protect wildlife.  Let’s Get the Lead Out!
  • Information on development processes, the Official Plan, Zoning, Building and Sewage approvals from the Township Development Services Department
  • An obstacle course run by Elements Fitness & Wellness.

There will be booths, displays, maps, and people to talk with about South Frontenac’s natural wonders. Discover where you can hike, canoe or bike. Learn more about the natural environment, the local plants, animals and aquatic life. Find out about how to improve your property, help the environment, and much more. These organizations will be part of the Natural Heritage Expo:

  • Battersea Loughborough Lake Association
  • Cataraqui Canoe Club
  • Cataraqui Conservation/Cataraqui Trail
  • Dog & Cranberry Lake Association
  • Early-On Program
  • Eco Adventure Day Camp
  • Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre
  • Elements Fitness and Wellness
  • Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network
  • Frontenac County/ K+P Trail
  • Frontenac Provincial Park
  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Inverary Lake Association
  • KF Public Library
  • Kingston Field Naturalists
  • Kingston Hockey Development Centre
  • Lake Ecosystem Advisory Committee
  • Queen’s University Research – Detecting Invasive Species
  • Queen’s University Research – Road Salt Runoff
  • South Frontenac Museum
  • South Frontenac Township Planning and Building Department
  • Southern Frontenac community Services
  • Sydenham Lake Association
  • Watersheds Canada
  • Wolf Lake Association

The Lakes and Trails Festival is an annual community Festival celebrating South Frontenac’s natural beauty, history and active lifestyle. Other featured activities include biking events and a walking tour of historic Sydenham.

Come on out and join us on Saturday, July 16 from 9am to 1pm at The Point Park in Sydenham. Check out our website or Facebook page for more details and updates. All events are free and family friendly.

Author: Ross Sutherland

retired nurse, researcher, public health care activist.

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