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Annual Winter Nature Outing 2011

Annaul Winter Nature Outing

Saturday, February 12, 2011.

This year, we will explore the Lanark County Community Forest, Lavant Block, west of the hamlet of Lavant on County Road 16. This event is being hosted by the County of Lanark Community Forest Working Group. Several members of that group will be in attendance, including our County Forest Manager Brian Anderson. Here’s a chance for us to learn more about this property, explore its natural attributes and enjoy nature in winter. We plan to have a noon cook-out.

Car Pooling: East Lanark and area, meet at Union Hall for departure by 9:00 A.M. West Lanark, meet at Hopetown General Store for departure by 9:20 A.M.

Bring: Dress well, in layers, for existing weather; snowshoes or X/C skiis (there should be many snowmobile trails to walk on for part way); food to cook over the fire (Hint for cooking: something sealed in aluminum foil) ; binoculars; magnifying glass; extra socks and mitts; hot thermos, sun glasses;  nature notebook.

Please register before hand for this event by calling or emailing Cliff Bennett at 613-256-5013 or

In case of bad weather or heavy snowfall, this event will be cancelled. If in doubt, please call Cliff before 8:30 A.M. on the day of the event.