Your Long Point Biosphere Is Turning 30!
We are excited to celebrate this special occasion with directors - past and present - and members of our wonderful community who have supported the Long Point Biosphere's legacy; our many projects and partnerships
continue to make us very proud.

This special event, hosted at Backstage Capitol in Delhi, will include a delicious catered dinner by Chrissy's of Tillsonburg, an impressive silent auction, and the private screening of an incredible film feature.  Join us for the Premiere of: 
The Striking Balance Documentary Series - Long Point Episode
Mark your calendars: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 (5:30-10:00pm)
Limited Tickets ($50 each) on sale now! 
Contact one of the Biosphere Directors for more information;
Visit our website at;
Or email Paula Jongerden here.
The complete Striking Balance Documentary Series about
Biosphere Reserves in Canada will air on TVO, Fall 2016. 
(Click below for a preview of this incredible Documentary Series!)
Reaching forty kilometres into Lake Erie, Long Point in Ontario Canada is the world’s longest freshwater sand spit.  How the Point’s endless beaches endure as a natural oasis, here in Canada’s most densely populated region, is a feat that involves more than just your typical environmentalists. This is a story of hunters, farmers, foresters, birders, biologists, and just about everyone else in the Long Point Biosphere Reserve – who have learned from conservation pioneers how to cultivate biodiversity, culture, and an economy, on a foundation of sand. 
4th Research and Conservation Conference
On Saturday, April 9th, 2016 over sixty people attended and participated in the 4th Research and Conservation Conference at Backus Heritage Conservation Area’s Education Centre. 
Fourteen representatives presented from various organizations including: Delta Waterfowl, ALUS Norfolk, Nature Conservancy of Canada, University of Waterloo, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, McMaster University, Long Point Basin Land Trust, University of Western Ontario, Long Point Causeway Improvement Project, University of Toronto, and Simcoe & District Fish & Game Club.
The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation would like to thank all of the presenters that took time out of their busy schedules to share their research. 
The conference showcased researchers from undergraduate level to post-Doctorate, as well as conservation practitioners and local organization representatives.  Presentations drew attention to local environmental projects, issues and concerns, while engaging members of the community in this educational and open forum.  
Members of the community, local organizations, as well as students and professors from academic institutions across Southern Ontario, contributed to making this day a successful event, providing promise for the future of research and citizen science based initiatives in the Long Point Biosphere.

"I have not attended another event where so many different individuals and organization representatives, with so many different knowledge and interest levels, have been invited to share their passion and knowledge for a special place,” said one attendee.
We are already looking forward to next year!
For more information on this event and to access presentation materials, please visit our website at
Spring Plant Sale Preparation!
Spring has sprung and with its return, the ability to get back into your garden! As you make garden plans, please consider donating plant divisions and excess plant materials to the Long Point Biosphere's 2nd Annual Plant Sale.
To donate plants or volunteer to help before the sale or at the sale, please contact Shirley Rothery at:, or call 519.586.9535.
The sale will be take place May 14, 2016 from 9 am to noon
in the Park Pavilion at the Port Rowan Harbour. 
More Amazing Places!
Sustainable Tourism Project Manager Brian Reichheld has been working hard to bring you the next 10 Amazing Places of Norfolk County.

Be sure to check out our original
10 Amazing Places from 2014
on our website for more information.

Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about newly nominated Amazing Places
near you!
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