Essential materials for building a strong Ontario5720 Timberlea Blvd., Unit 103, Mississauga, ON L4W 4W2 T 905.507.0711 F ...
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2013 Rehabilitation Workshop and Tour June 24 - 25, 2013

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Professional learning opportunity for teachers provided by Ontario Sand Stone and Gravel Association (OSSGA).
2013 Rehabilitation Workshop and Tour *

The tour will highlight sites on the Oro Moraine and Carden Plain — two prominent natural landforms in the Orillia area. Collaboration is critical to finding a sustainable balance between competing land uses. OSSGA will showcase some of the best examples in collaboration between producers, with farmers and conservation organizations to use aggregate resources sustainably, returning the land to an appropriate land use.

*Note – there is a cost associated with this event. Full PPE is required.

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2013 Rehabilitation Workshop and Tour June 24 - 25, 2013

  1. 1. Essential materials for building a strong Ontario5720 Timberlea Blvd., Unit 103, Mississauga, ON L4W 4W2 T 905.507.0711 F 905.507.0717 www.ossga.comwww.theholestory.caREHABILITATION TOUR & DINNERCOLLABORATION: This year’s dinner and tour will highlight sites on the Oro Mo-raine and Carden Plain — two prominent natural landforms in the Orillia area.Collaboration is critical to finding a sustainable balance between competing landuses. Join us on June 24 and 25 as we showcase some of the best examples in col-laboration between producers, with farmers and conservation organizations to useaggregate resources sustainably, returning the land to an appropriate land use.Horseshoe Valley Resort is our starting point, with dinner and presentations on Mon-day night. Tuesday’s bus tour includes six properties, each depicting unique high-lights.(Personal Protective Equipment (steel-toed boots, hard hat, safety goggles andsafety vest) is mandatory on the tour. Agenda and site details on pg. 2.)JUNE 24 & 25, 2013ORO MORAINE AND CARDEN PLAINFEATURED SPEAKERS:MIKE CADMAN, Canadian Wildlife Services;CAROLINE DYKSTRA, Management of Abandoned Aggregate Properties Program; andMARK BROWNING, Ministry of Natural ResourcesFor more information and to REGISTER, please CLICK HERE.Horseshoe Valley Resort. • 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road • Barrie, ON, L4M 4Y8Above: Series of former pits turned into lakesBelow: Progressive rehabilitation of a pit backto agriculture
  2. 2. Essential materials for building a strong Ontario5720 Timberlea Blvd., Unit 103, Mississauga, ON L4W 4W2 T 905.507.0711 F 905.507.0717 www.ossga.comFor more information and to REGISTER, please click here.Horseshoe Valley Resort. • 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road • Barrie, ON, L4M 4Y8www.theholestory.caLAFARGE ORILLIA PIT: Since 1973,the Orillia Pit has had land holdings underextraction owned by three different farm-ers. On the tour you will see how agricul-tural land can be extracted and returnedback to productive agriculture in accor-dance with the landowner’s requirements.CARDEN PLAIN: Finding a balancebetween conservation and aggregate ex-traction is highlighted in the Carden Plain, avast limestone plain east of Orillia. The re-gion was the subject of a study, completedin 2012, which assessed the cumulative im-pact of 11 quarry operations on water re-sources and the natural environment.The tour will cover Lafarge’s KirkfieldQuarry, which was involved in a bank swal-low study with the Canadian Wildlife Ser-vice. Other collaborative work with theCouchiching Conservancy will also be high-lighted. Ron Reid of the Couchiching Con-servancy will introduce the Bluebird Ranch,which protects a large portion of the CardenAlvar and the habitat for such species as themeadowlark, bobolink and bluebird. Thelast stop in this area will be at the DufferinCarden Quarry to discover how a quarrymanages water through pumping and dis-charge.G.H. STEWART SITES: Known through-out the community of Orillia for its dedicationto providing reliable services, G.H. Stewart Con-struction has supplied aggregate from the OroMoraine to local projects, such as Casino Rama,the public library and Soldiers Memorial Hospi-tal. Highlights include collaborating with La-farge Canada Inc. for access to resources, aswell as a tour of sandand gravel pits dem-onstrating progres-sive and final rehabili-tation back to threedifferent land uses:active agriculture,recreation and a resi-dential land use.2013 REHABILITATION TOUR& DINNER AGENDAMonday, June 246:00 pm - 8:30 pm, HorseshoeValley ResortDinner and PresentationsTuesday, June 258:00 am - 8:30 am, HorseshoeValley ResortRegistration & Light Breakfast8:30 am - 12:00 pm, Bus Tour ofCarden Plain:Lafarge Kirkfield QuarryBluebird RanchDufferin Carden Quarry12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Lunch1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Bus Tour ofOro MoraineG. H. Stewart ConstructionLafarge Orillia PitUhthoff Quarry4:00 pm - Arrive at HorseshoeValley ResortNELSON UHTHOFF QUARRY:Rehabilitating a quarry is different from reha-bilitating a pit. You will experience this uniqueprocess firsthand at the Uhthoff Quarry, whererehabilitating slopes and resulting open clifffaces take priority. The site’s existing quarryfloor will one day be at the bottom of a lake,which will be large enough for the communityto use for boating, fishing and swimming. Thequarry also leases land to the regional police asa training facility.BOOK YOUR ROOM BY JUNE 5 TO GETTHE BEST RATE ATHORSESHOE VALLEY RESORT!1-800-461-5627JUNE 24 & 25, 2013ORO MORAINE AND CARDEN PLAIN

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