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2024 Native Habitat Grant Recipients

The following three individuals and organizations (listed in alphabetical order) have been awarded one of the Nature Manitoba Native Habitat Grants for 2024:

Debbie Kilfoyle

The grant will contribute to a multi-year project by landowner Debbie Kilfoyle to establish native prairie permanent cover on approximately 70 acres near Riding Mountain National Park in the RM of Harrison Park.  This restoration project is also supported by an agreement with the Assiniboine West Watershed District.

The project will:

2024 AGM Notice

The AGM will be held in-person at the Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue, on Tuesday March 26th, 2024 at 7pm.

2023 Reports

Below are links to NM's annual and financial reports. If you are a voting member please review these documents prior to attending the meeting if possible. We will not be handing out paper copies of our reports at the AGM.

Welcome Jamie!

The Bridging the Gap Program is thrilled to introduce our new coordinator Jamie Vann.

Jamie will be joining a renewed steering committee which has been working to plan and update the program. He will be working with Elders and knowledge-keepers to develop and deliver experiences that allow children to explore and learn about the land around them with a two-eyed seeing approach that brings together Indigenous worldviews with western sciences.

2023 Garden Tour - Another Success!

Above photos taken by Tim Evans and NM staff

 

2023!  Another successful garden tour!  This year’s garden tour went very well, 8 gardens were selected from St. James and 2 from Charleswood.  Each garden varied from one another, but all were selected because of their degree of ‘distinction’.  8 gardens had never been on a garden tour in the past which was a great selling feature and fun to learn how those gardeners enjoyed the entire experience. 

The various gardens included:

Naturescape Manitoba

It’s easy to feel helpless about climate change and the biodiversity crisis, yet there is something many of us can do that would have an impact and create local benefits as well: replace some of our lawn grass with native plants.

Naturescape Manitoba - All You Need is a Little Space

Naturescape Manitoba book cover photo taken by Ian Ward.

 

This is a book for people who want to bring back a bit of the natural world to their surroundings, attract more birds and butterflies to their garden, or simply do something different in their yard. It is for people who want to enrich their perennial beds with native wildflowers or plant some berry bushes to attract migrating birds.

2023 Native Habitat Grant Recipients

The following six organizations and individuals (listed in alphabetical order) have been awarded one of the inaugural Nature Manitoba Native Habitat Grants:

Friends of the Living Prairie Museum

The grant will contribute to a multi-year project by the Friends to establish a native prairie seed propagation site at the Living Prairie Museum in Winnipeg.

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