Media Advisory - Pioneer Energy Day at Bronte Creek
LOWVILLE, ON, May 11, 2012
Local schools converge on Lowville for hands-on conservation lesson
LOWVILLE, ON, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Salmon stocking, stream studies, bird
box building, pizza, prizes and games! This is a typical day at school
for 260 Hamilton area elementary students who will release Atlantic
Salmon from the banks of Bronte Creek as part of a full day outdoor
environmental field trip sponsored by Pioneer Energy. The fish were
raised in classroom hatcheries of the local participating schools
through the Bring Back the Salmon program, led by the Ontario
Federation of Anglers and Hunters and the Ontario Ministry of Natural
Resources. Trout Unlimited Canada and McMaster University's Let's Talk
Science graduate student volunteers are also involved in the event.
This is the fourth year Pioneer Energy has sponsored local schools to
attend the Bronte Creek event, and a short documentary profiling the
environmental initiative is posted on YouTube (www.ofah.org/youtube).
Media are invited to cover the event, which includes terrific video and
photo opportunities of the release of approximately 600 fish, as well
as a series of stations involving other hands-on conservation-themed
FREE pizza, refreshments, T-shirts and souvenirs for the media.
Date & Start Time:
May 14, 2012 - 10:45 a.m. sharp
EASY TO FIND -- Lowville Park, in the Village of Lowville, located on
Guelph Line six miles north of Dundas Street. Watch for our
conservation event directional signs.
Fish stocking will follow comments from Tim Hogarth, CEO of Pioneer
Energy. Students will participate in conservation games and activities
such as dip netting to learn about stream life, building nesting boxes
for blue birds and wood ducks and learning how to tie a wolly bugger
for fly fishing.
As a thank you for taking part in the day, one lucky student winner will
be drawn for a Coleman sponsored camping package worth $260.
Bring Back the Salmon is supported by lead sponsor Ontario Power
Generation, as well as TD Friends of the Environment and more than 40
other contributing partners.
With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 675 member
clubs, the OFAH is the largest nonprofit, fish and wildlife
conservation-based organization in Ontario. For more information, visit
www.ofah.org, like the OFAH on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.