HOLIDAY POT LUCK SUPPER - "A Healthy Dose of Green"
Speaker: Rob Keen, Forests Ontario
Date: December 15
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Our regular meeting location

Come celebrate the season with the Bert Miller Nature Club at our annual Holiday Pot Luck Supper. Bring a favourite dish to share, along with your own place setting. Beef on Weck will also be available for $5.00 each. Last minute shoppers will have a chance to pick up some unique gift items at our silent auction, with proceeds going to support club activities.

Following the dinner, Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario, will outline the direct links between the natural environment - especially trees and forests - and human health. These links include the physical, physiological, and rehabilitation benefits of forest environments, the physical activities they promote, and the many ecosystem services they provide.

In 2014, not-for-profit organizations Trees Ontario and the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) merged to create Forests Ontario, an organization dedicated to the renewal and stewardship of Ontario's forests. Trees Ontario was committed to the re-greening of Ontario through tree planting on private rural lands, and the OFA was focused on education surrounding the management of our forest ecosystems. Together, as a unified voice, Forests Ontario will take forest renewal efforts to new heights, encouraging and supporting landowners in their efforts to plant and manage their forests, and creating a strong public presence advocating for abundant, healthy and sustainable forests.

Plan to join us for a festive evening that is both entertaining and enlightening.

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