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Burnt Lands Alvar Pub Nights go to Ballygiblins

Burnt Lands Alvar Campaign goes to Carleton Place

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists Burnt Lands Alvar campaign continues to draw crowds to its popular pub night fundraisers.  Join us in celebrating the return of Spring to the alvar (rubber boots optional!). We go on the road again for another Alvar Fundraiser Pub night to a “lively spot with all the trappings of a pub”: Ballygiblin’s Restaurant and Pub, 151 Bridge St., Carleton Place, on Friday, April 10 from 7 to 9 pm. The popular trivia, heads-or-tails draw, a silent auction and music of The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band will again provide the entertainment for the evening. Arrive early: Ballygiblin’s salads, ribeye steak, butter chicken or gluten-free menu items, such as curried salmon salad, may entice you if you opt to enjoy a Friday night dinner.  Some of the more adventurous may want to try the fried pickles or quinoa poppers with a pint.

The Burnt Lands Alvar Campaign was launched earlier this year to raise funds to support preservation of the ecologically sensitive Burnt Lands Alvar region just outside Almonte. There is no charge for this event. Come just to connect with people who genuinely care about this wild space with its unique ecology. For further information about the campaign and events, contact the committee at  or visit the mvfn.ca website.

Alvar Habitat: Dropseed meadow. Photo ken Allison

Alvar Habitat: Dropseed meadow. Photo ken Allison