Friends of the Tay Watershed Association
|P.O. Box 2065
57 Foster Street
On October 18th, the Friends of the Tay Watershed will host our annual public open house and exhibition – with, as our featured keynote speaker, Paula Sherman, Co-chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and Associate Professor at Trent University.
As in past years, the main focus of the exhibition and presentations will be on informing participants about current issues, programs, and services related to our water resources and the local environment.
In addition to many returning exhibitors, a number of new and interesting displays have been added this year – representing over 30 organisations. A few of the many display subjects to be featured this year are: the status of rural and Perth water supplies; new programs and legislation in place to monitor and protect water supplies; programs to upgrade wells and septic systems; Lake Management Planning Programs; activities concerning the mining claims and uranium exploration issues; shoreline & wetland preservation; watershed information systems; and much more.
Our featured speaker will provide the first address of a new series titled “Perspectives on Water”, which will address current, sometimes controversial, subjects surrounding the care, ownership and use of our water supplies. Paula Sherman has been a leader for the First Nations in challenging the exploration of uranium mining in the Frontenac-Mississippi area, based on several complex and related issues - including the environmental dangers to water and land resources of Uranium mining, native land rights, updating of the archaic Mining Act and the expansion of nuclear energy in Ontario.
Ms. Sherman, resident in the Ardoch area, is a mother of four and grandmother of three – and teaches in the Native Studies Department of Trent University.
Other features of this evening will be the presentation of the Friends’ Annual Environmental Awards, and a celebrity auction, featuring the Perth Town Crier and offering five items, which we think will be of particular interest, including:
This evening is supported by several regional organisations and municipalities, including the Town of Perth and Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.
Thank you for your support. Please mark your calendar – and tell your friends.