Go Wild! Lundrigan’s Marsh Clean up and Flower Planting

Posted on behalf of Northeast Avalon ACAP

June 7th, 11am-pm

Join Northeast Avalon ACAP (NAACAP) for a Community Clean-up and Flower Planting at Lundrigan’s Marsh. Lundrigan’s Marsh is a unique 32 hectare cattail marsh, known for sightings of unusual birds and a vital part of the Virginia River System.

Meet at the Lookout, 335 East White Hills Road between 11am – 1pm June 7th. Volunteers are welcome to plant native and pollinator friendly flowers while cleaning up around the marsh. Our goal is to plant 200 flowers and remove 200 kg of waste from the environment! Refreshments and supplies will be provided by Northeast Avalon ACAP.

Annual Trip to Codroy

This post is brought to you by the Humber Natural History Society.
The Humber Natural History Society is planning their annual nature trip in the Codroy Valley for June 15-17 (Friday to Sunday).

June is a time when most of the migratory birds have returned, many spring flowers are blooming, beautiful and intriguing insects are active, and there are planets to be seen on clear nights.

We encourage people to make their way to the Codroy area in time for a potluck supper on the first evening (Friday) around 6:30 – 7 PM. This will be held at Codroy Valley Cottage Country, which we use as our base.

We will explore the estuary area and surrounding woods and ponds over the next couple of days. This is a relaxed and non-strenuous weekend with time for photography and identification of birds, flowers, insects, fungi – whatever we encounter. Some people stay one night, others stay two nights.

I advise making reservations soon.
For Codroy Valley Cottage Country, in Doyles email Claudelle Devoe [cottagecountry@nf.aibn.com] or call 1-709-955-2720.
There are other accommodations – Martin’s Cabins, Cape Anguile Lighthouse, Grand Codroy RV Park campground as well as a couple of B&B’s and other cabins. Check http://www.codroyvalley.com/accommodations.html

Wildflowers of Burnt Cape

Submission by Humber Natural History Society

April 17th, 7:30pm
Room 1008, CNA, Corner Brook

Henry Mann and Ed Andrews, retired Grenfell Biology Professors, will present
an illustrated journey to Burnt Island, often referred to as “Burnt Cape”, which forms the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula.
This event will feature wildflowers, but also includes associated plants, animals, and physical surroundings, as well as the community of Raleigh.

 

Email: humbernaturalhistorysociety@gmail.com

Corner Brook Christmas Bird Count

Posted on behalf of Humber Natural History Society (HNHS)

December 16th

Corner Brook to Little Rapids

People will count birds by walking/driving/skiing within a preset circle which includes Corner Brook and extends from Massey Drive around Curling to Mount Moriah, and out the Humber Valley to Little Rapids. A social follows to tally the results.
You must preregister so that there is no overlap in areas covered.
If interested in participating, please contact Lois Bateman lbateman@grenfell.mun.ca

Humber Natural History Society AGM

Posted on behalf of the Humber Natural History Society,

Annual General Meeting at 7 PM on December 5, 2017, in the Board Room of the Pollett Building (on Riverside Drive, Corner Brook).
Members are encouraged to attend and help plan next year’s activities. There will be a short presentation by Janice Flynn, Bay St. George Bird Society: “The application of Citizen Science in Bird Conservation”. This will be followed by the Annual General Meeting – reports on the year’s activities and finances, election of executive, next year’s activities. Please consider volunteering.

The format will consist of three parts:

1. A short presentation by Janice Flynn, Bay St. George Bird Society:
“ The application of Citizen Science in Bird Conservation”

2. Annual General Meeting – reports on the year’s activities and finances, election of executive, next year’s activities

3. Social – refreshments

Becoming an Urban Naturalist: A Walk Around Long Pond

Where: Long Pond, meet in the Fluvarium parking lot (5 Nagles Place, St. John’s) – look for the NatureNL banner
When: Saturday, November 25, 10 am – 12 pm

NatureNL and the NL Environmental Educators are teaming up for our next event! Whether you are an educator looking for ways to interpret nature to all audiences, a naturalist hoping to learn more about what can be seen in the late fall, or just someone who enjoys a nice stroll, we invite you to join us for a walk around Long Pond. We’ll play a few nature-based games, share our favourite nature facts and end with a snack.

Don’t forget: Binoculars (or you can borrow ours!) and your nature facts; This event is family and kid friendly!
This event will run rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Benefits of Brown Bats & Building Bat Homes

(The following was scripted by Humber Natural History Society)

Bats are often misunderstood creatures. While many people are afraid of bats they are not only interesting but can be an actual benefit to your back yard. Come learn more about these fascinating little creatures and take our batty true or false challenge.

Our talk will focus on the little brown bat and the efforts in our province to study and protect them. We will learn why to put up a bat house and how to build one.
Includes some batty games and crafts! A nutrition break will be provided.

Join us August 3 from 1:30-4:30 at the Corner Brook Museum at 2 West Street.
Age range for this event is 5 and up.

Pre-registration is required. A $5 registration fee applies.
To register phone 1-709-634-2518 or e-mail info@cornerbrookmuseum.ca

JOB POSTING – Manuels River Marketing Manager

(The following was scripted by and for Manuels River)

We are HIRING! Looking for a full-time, permanent Marketing Manager here at Manuels River – are you or someone you know interested? Check out our job posting:

JOB POSTING – Marketing Manager

Job Type: Full-time, permanent
Start Date: Mid-August, 2017
Application Deadline: Monday, August 7 at 12 noon
Contact Name: Jillian Whittle, Executive Assistant
Contact Phone: (709) 834-2099 ext. 201
Contact email: jillian.whittle@manuelsriver.com

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is a not-for-profit science and nature centre which features a world class trilobite fossil site and collection, and features the geological, biological and human history of Manuels River. The Centre is operated by the Manuels River Natural Heritage Society, a registered Canadian charity committed to the preservation and interpretation of the natural, cultural and geological history of the river through the development of education, recreation, and conservation opportunities. If you are a dynamic individual who enjoys interacting with the public and learning through fun, then Manuels River has opportunities that are right for you.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Salary: $16.50 per hour
Application Requirements: Cover Letter, Resume, three references, and RNC Certificate of Conduct (COC) no more than 30 days old. If time constraints necessitate, the COC can be submitted following interviews.
Who can apply: Applicants legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with provincial legislation

Job Description
The Marketing Manager reports to the Executive Director and receives guidance in terms of organizational direction and marketing and communication strategy from the Marketing and Communications Committee of the Board of Directors. The Manager is the lead for all marketing and communications, overseeing the membership program, and assisting with fundraising strategies and programs.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
• Implementation and monitoring of a recently developed Marketing Plan for the organization
• Overall marketing, advertising, promotion and public relations for the Centre aligning with the organization’s Marketing Plan and Strategic Plan
• Working with staff to create, develop or enhance existing programs based on market research
• Creating or overseeing the creation of press releases, advertisements, promotional materials, and newsletters
• Creating or coordinating the creation of electronic and/or printed graphic materials
• Updating or coordinating the updating of the website and other digital properties including social media
• Managing and driving brand management to ensure all materials, services, and signage conform to the established brand identity
• Conducting market research and competitive analysis and research
• Tracking marketing initiatives, key performance indicators and producing regular reports for the Executive Director and the Marketing and Communications Committee
• Leading the development of the membership program, including supervision of the program’s database, monthly newsletter and other outreach
• Assisting the Executive Director and Board of Directors in developing and coordinating a major donor program
Qualifications
• Must be a recent graduate (within the past 24 months) of a recognized post-secondary Business program
• Must be currently unemployed
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Experience in web design, digital strategy, digital asset maintenance, and social media is a definite asset
• Computer skills, including office productivity software; graphic design and desktop publishing experience a definite asset
• Must be well organized, able to handle multiple projects and priorities, and have a natural orientation to detail
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team

To Apply:
Mail or email resume with cover letter, 3 references and RNC COC to:
Marketing Manager Position – Manuels River
7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS, NL, A1W 3A2
info@manuelsriver.com

Applications must be received by Monday, August 7, 2017 at 12 noon.
We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.