MPFN Zoom meeting this Thursday January 20

20Jan2022

LIZ BENNEIAN TRUMPETER SWAN COALITION TRUMPETER SWANS: AN AMAZING STORY OF CONSERVATION SUCCESS

From 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm

At Zoom

Free. Please contact us to request an invitation to the Zoom presentation.

Midland-Penetanguishene Field Naturalists / [email protected]

The world's largest swan went from being extirpated from Ontario to a population numbering over 2,000 today. Learn more about this beautiful bird and the valiant volunteers behind its wonderful recovery.

The Trumpeter Swan success story started right here in Midland at the Wye Marsh, but the birds have become beloved winter residents on the lower Great Lakes as well.  

 Liz Benneian is a former journalist and newspaper editor who has been leading environmental advocacy and educational organizations since 2004. Currently, Liz is Executive Director and Manager of Environmental Education for Ontariogreen Conservation Association, a charity dedicated to providing environmental education in classrooms and communities. For the past eight years, Liz has also been the spokesperson for the Trumpeter Swan Coalition, a group dedicated to protecting the over-wintering habitat of one fifth of Ontario’s Trumpeter Swan population at Lasalle Park in Burlington. In recognition of her dedication to preserving and enhancing the environment, Liz has received local, Provincial and National awards.