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Ecologist who restored frog pond to give presentation at library

'Friends of the Richmond Street Forest' are holding their annual general meeting at the Thorold Public Library on Nov. 24; Anne Yagi will give a presentation on the importance of wetlands

On Thursday, Nov. 24, 'Friends of the Richmond Street Forest' are holding their annual general meeting at the Thorold Public Library.

As ThoroldToday reported, the eco-activist group reformed in the last year after the protected frog pond on the corner of Decew Rd and Richmond St was bulldozed.

The meeting will see a presentation by Anne Yagi, who is the president of environmental consulting company 8Trees. Yagi is the ecologist who oversaw the restoration of the destroyed frog pond. 

In her presentation, Yagi will talk about the benefits of wetlands and she will also explore the fauna and flora that live in these misunderstood landscapes. In settled areas of Canada, up to 70% of our wetlands have been destroyed or diminished.

During the meeting, the 'Friends' group will also reflect on their past year of volunteerism and will discuss ways to grow their membership and outreach.

Attendees will have a chance at winning a tulip tree, and wildflower seeds, along with a few other door prizes. Light refreshments will be served, as well as cake.

The general meeting will take place at the Thorold Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 24 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more details visit the Facebook page of the 'Friends of the Richmond Street Forest.'


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Bernard was born and raised in Belgium but moved to Canada in 2012 and has lived in Niagara since 2020. Bernard loves telling people’s stories and wants to get to know those that make Thorold into the great place it is
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