Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) : Institut de recherche du Mersey Tobeatic

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MTRI

MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.

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Annual Christmas Open House!

Join us on December 9th, 2016 at the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute for snacks, refreshments and a craft making workshop! Fun for all ages, only $10.00 (craft material provided). Decorate your own wine glass, mason jar tea lights, popsicle stick snowflakes and more! ~Followed by~ a potluck dinner at the Mersey River Chalets Cascades Restaurant at 5pm! 

 

Women in Forestry workshop: Nov. 18th!

We are hosting our third in the series of Women in Forestry workshops on Friday, November 18th at the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute. It will be an great day in the field, with machine operations and bushsaw demostrations, Forest Stewardship Council Certification, and much more!

Register now, space is limited! Email tarissa.holmes@merseytobeatic.ca or call

(902) 682-2371 to register.

 

Recording Nature: a nature inspired textile show from Nov. 15 - Dec. 31, 2016!

 Join us at Sissaboo Coffee Bar and Gallery in the heart of the Tidal Village of Bear River for a collaborative textile show by Diane Clapp and Penny Berens.

Enjoy a fair trade delicious Sissaboo coffee or cappuccino and spend some time appreciating the local hand crafted textile art! All proceeds go to the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institutes Species at Risk programs.


  

Video featuring quad-copter views of MTRI's rooftop and some fantastic blackflies

  


 

You can learn more about MTRI`s Butterfly Club by listening to this CBC Information Morning interview with Leah Veinot. 


 Have you seen any Bats?

The Nova Scotia Bat Conservation web page is actively taking past and present bat sightings for the 2014 season. Reports can be submitted online at www.batconservation.ca or phoned in to the Species at Risk hotline 1-866-727-3447. Click here to read the Department of Natural Resources press release.

  


Bursary: Clapp Conservation Award

The Clapp Conservation Award honours the remarkable efforts of Diane and Harold Clapp, founding members and long-time volunteers who have led by example in building MTRI. The purpose of this award is to encourage and build youth capacity for conservation in southwestern Nova Scotia. MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station. 

For more information on the bursary and the Clapp's contribution to MTRI click here. To read all about last year's recipient, Mallory Heim, click here.



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