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