(second) April 2015 Newsletter

Spring, 2015

Dear CAMP Friends and Supporters,

With wintry weather almost gone, CAMP is actively involved in many activities around the community.  We hope that you will join us for some, if not all events:

EVENTS

CAMP DELEGATES THE TOWN OF ORANGEVILLE, MONDAY, APRIL 27TH AT 7:00 PM

CAMP will be delegating the Town of Orangeville for support at the next Town Council Meeting at ORangeville’s Town Hall. We are scheduled to present for 5 minutes near the beginning of the night’s agenda, at 7 pm. CAMP supporters are welcome to come!

EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS AT ALTON P.S., MONDAY, APRIL 27th AT 6:30 PM

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Spotted Salamanders are plentiful in Caledon

CAMP will welcome author, teacher, and naturalist, Don Scallen, to Alton P.S. on Monday, April 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Don’s presentation about the Jefferson Salamander and other local pond critters will delight children (age 5 to 12) and their parents as we seek to better understand the delicate environmental balance in our community.  Don will share some of his photographs that have appeared in “In the Hills” magazine. Children will have an opportunity to complete a craft and refreshments will be available. All are welcome (please note: children must be accompanied by an adult).
TOWN HALL MEETING AT THE ALTON MILL ARTS CENTRE, SUNDAY, MAY 3RD AT 2:00 PM

Community members are invited to a Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, May 3rd from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Alton Mill Arts Centre.  Find out what’s new with CAMP as we head into the home stretch before the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing scheduled July, 2015.  Your questions and comments are welcome

OTHER NEWS

CAMP VOLUNTEERS TRAINED AND SEARCHING FOR THE JEFFERSON SALAMANDER

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CAMP Volunteers searching for the Jefferson Salamanders this spring.

Spring is when mole salamanders like the Jefferson Salamander emerge from their subterranean tunnels and burrows to return to their breeding ponds and pools.  We know that Jefferson Salamanders have been sighted in our area.  An endangered species, CAMP is committed to protecting the habitat of the Jefferson Salamander.  We would like to thank the 20 volunteers who have been trained by our expert, Dr. Jim Bogart, and who are now on the trail of this nocturnal amphibian. Thanks also to local residents who have kindly agreed to grant access to their properties so that the volunteers can leave no log or stone unturned! Along with water, the Jefferson Salamander is a key issue in our OMB Hearing Presentation.

 

 

CAMP DONATIONS APPRECIATED!

Many thanks to community members who have already donated to our Spring Fundraising Campaign!  We are on our way to meeting our financial goal that will fund us to the end of the OMB Hearing: $65,000!
Donations may be made online through our secure PayPal account at www.stopthemelvillepit.com or you can pledge an affordable amount each month and submit post-dated cheques, payable to CAMP.  Your pledge and cheques can be sent to: CAMP, P.O.Box 51, ORangeville, ON, L9W 2Z5. If you prefer to speak with a CAMP volunteer about donating, please respond to this email with your contact information.

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