Buckthorn Busting in the Medway Valley

Come out to the Longbow entrance to the Medway Valley to bust some buckthorn on June 18th at 5 pm.

Buckthorn is a non-native, invasive species that is spreading in London’s Environmentally Sensitive Areas.

The rain date is June 19th at the same time. The city web site http://www.london.ca will have a weather update on the 18th.

May update

ORCHARD PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL
The Thames Valley Board has voted to retain the name. You’ll recall that the Board has a process to review the name when one school closes in an area. Thanks to those of you who participated in the process.

SHERWOOD FOREST PUBLIC SCHOOL – CLOSING CEREMONY
On June 19th at 2:15 pm, there will be a closing ceremony for this school. It should be about an hour. An ad will appear in the Free Press and you are encouraged to let others know. Notice will also be posted on the school’s web site. RSVPs are appreciated so that enough chairs will be available. Call the school office at 452-8540 to let them know if you will be attending.

UPDATE ON NEW USE FOR SCHOOL SITE
The school site group is still waiting for an update from City Hall and school board staff as to how a possible change in ownership might work. Stay tuned as more information is expected in June.

BUCKTHORN BUSTING
Buckthorn is a non-native, invasive species that is spreading in London’s Environmentally Sensitive Areas. Come out to the Longbow entrance to the Medway Valley to bust some buckthorn on June 18th at 5 pm. The rain date is June 19th at the same time. The city web site http://www.london.ca will have a weather update on the 18th.

Save the Dates

Ratepayer Annual General Meeting – May 1, 2013

Our Annual General Meeting will be May 1st at 6:45 pm at Orchard Park Public School. Come to meet neighbours, hear about the Sherwood Forest School Site, and the Medway Valley Conservation Master Plan. We will also have a representative from the city’s by law enforcement staff to talk about student housing issues. Look for a flyer in your mailbox this April.

We will also be electing the Ratepayers Executive. If you are interested in being part of the Executive, please contact Sandy Levin. Information about positions and duties is available
here.

Buckthorn Busting – June 18, 2013

Meet at the Longbow Entrance to the Medway Valley Heritage Forest, Tuesday, June 18th, 5 pm to 8 pm. The rain date is Wednesday June 19th.

Buckthorn is a non native shrub that forms dense thickets that quickly shade out and compete with native species. Buckthorn has been here for about a century; it was planted initially to stop soil erosion. Since then it has become so common that you probably have some on your own property. It has spread into the city’s parks and Environmentally Significant Areas like the Medway Valley Heritage Forest. Come out and “bust some buckthorn.” Students can earn community service hours.