Events & Meetings

General Information

Club meetings are the first Tuesday of every month except July and August at 7:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin St., Arnprior (by the Fairgrounds). Guests welcome: $5 per meeting – Students welcome to attend for Free! Annual General Meeting may be an exception. Guests are also welcome on field trips and will be asked to make a contribution of $5 to our club. (Students are free.) Please register beforehand and always check this website for updates before heading out on a field trip. NOTE: If you join a field trip, be aware that other participants may take your picture, accidentally or intentionally. So the photo may end up on the mfnc.ca or other websites. It’’s a normal part of sharing field trip fun and information. If you don’’t want your photo used this way, tell the trip leader or the field trip coordinator at events@mfnc.ca.  

Event Information:

  • Tue
    01
    Dec
    2020

    Pardon the Introduction: Impact of Human Activity on White Lake’s Aquatic Ecosystem

    7:30 pmZoom Meeting - Details to follow

    Our Presenter:

    Jean-Pierre (J-P) Thonney is a retired aquatic biologist with over 30 years’ experience in 16 countries.  His main areas of study include fisheries management, environmental assessment/mitigation, and aquatic ecosystem capacity evaluation. He obtained his BSc Honours in Aquatic Ecology at Memorial University in Newfoundland and MSc in Sustainable Fisheries at Stirling University, Scotland

    The Presentation:

    White Lake has experienced a range of anthropogenic based changes to its aquatic community structure since its initial creation through impoundment in the mid-1800s. In order to gain a better understanding of these implications of these effects we will be taking an underwater tour to observe changes to the lake’s aquatic flora and fauna over time. This visual exploration will focus on recent impacts from shoreline development, invasive species introductions, and other changes associated with an ever increasing human footprint around the lake.

    Biography:

    Jean-Pierre (J-P) Thonney is a retired aquatic biologist with over 30 years’ experience in 16 countries working on behalf of international government agencies and NGOs in the field of freshwater and marine biodiversity. His main areas of study include fisheries management, environmental assessment/mitigation, and aquatic ecosystem capacity evaluation. He obtained his BSc Honours in Aquatic Ecology at Memorial University in Newfoundland and MSc in Sustainable Fisheries at Stirling University, Scotland