| Sep 10, 2009

Back to HomeFeature Article - September 10, 2009 "Green Cottager of the Year” to address RVFNBy Judy Buehler

Showing exceptional leadership in projects that lighten our impact on the natural environment around us, Gray Merriam received Cottage Life’s Green Cottager of the Year Award for Canada. On Sunday, Sept. 13, Gray will be addressing the Rideau Valley Field Naturalists, with a lecture on "Ecology -- Growth & Change Over Time”. A retired professor, Gray has taught and done research at the University of Texas and Carleton University and has had academic affiliations in Poland, Sweden, France, the Netherlands and Utah. As a landscape ecologist, he has applied his ecological knowledge to the landscape where he lives on the Salmon River near Arden. He is founding President of the Friends of Salmon River, Chair of the Frontenac Stewardship Council and is ecological advisor to the Kennebec Lake Association.

The RVFN meeting is open to everyone and takes place at 2 p.m., Sun. Sept. 13, in the All-Purpose Room at the Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool. There is a small admission fee of $5 for non-RVFN members. For more information, contact Judy Buehler at 326-0106.

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