It’s going to be a busy weekend in the 1000 Islands!
Friday, Feb 1st: Opening Reception 5-7pm – The Thousand Islands Arts Center’s annual “Art of Winter.” Artists of all ages and skill levels, working in any art medium, were invited to enter winter inspired art for this Winter Exhibition. I even entered a piece, pictured above (before I glued everything down and added the title “That Which Remains” underneath the photo in gold stamp).
Saturday, Feb 2nd: 9:30am-4pm – Save the River’s 24th annual Winter Environmental Conference. Key indicators of the health of the St. Lawrence River will be the discussed at this year’s conference. Presentations will focus on native species, invasive species, and wetland restoration and biodiversity. Attendees will also hear presentations on other Save The River programs, like its partnership with local schools and updates on the status of its River protection initiatives.
Sunday, Feb 3rd: 9:30am – ? – The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s “Eagle Watch.” Join TILT as ornithologist Gerry Smith leads this unique bird watching opportunity. Bald Eagles often hunt around the waters off T.I. Park, so we will meet in the parking lot next to The Guzzle with hopes of seeing some of these majestic birds. Please dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear. Don’t forget your binoculars! Light refreshments will be served. This TILTrek is in association with Save the River’s Winter Weekend. (This trek is full!)
There’s also a vintage snowmobile show in Alex Bay…. I will be at ALL of the above events – hope to see you there!
- Opportunities to watch eagles soar this year (jsonline.com)
- Winter is the best time to view bald eagles feeding on salmon; take a short day trip from Portland to find them (oregonlive.com)
- Global plant diversity still hinges on local battles against invasives, study suggests (phys.org)
- The Thousand Islands Tour (alainsojourner.com)
Wow! Something for everyone. Who says that area shuts down in the winter? No moss (or ice crystals) growing under your feet (boots!)
Oh there is definitely lots to do around here in the winter, but many of the events don’t interest me personally, so I don’t report them (ice-fishing-derbies, snowmobiling, etc). It is funny that SO MUCH is happening this one weekend that involves me personally!
Great opportunities! I’m sorry I have to miss them. I was thinking about the trek, but I see it’s full now. I’m glad your treks are so successful! Huzzah for good things on the River!