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EOMF General News

The Ottawa Valley Forest Inc. (OVFI) in partnership with the Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation (RCCFDC) and the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) is seeking Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for the Crown forest area in Renfrew County. The EOMF applied for funding through the RCCFDC Community Capacity Program to assist the OVFI in achieving FSC certification.  The EOMF has been a FSC certificate holder for 8 years and brings valuable experience to assist the OVFI through the FSC certification process.

The Eastern Ontario Model Forest invites our partners and members to join us for lunch on Thursday, September 16 for an informative session that will introduce you to our new website and some of its leading-edge features – such as RSS Newsfeeds. Bring your lunch, sit back and relax as we take you on a tour! Our web developers will also be there to answer questions. (Location details at bottom of this article.)  Learn about the what’s and why’s of this powerful tool that has become the global standard used by organizations to upload and distribute news onto websites and directly to subscribers.

The Eastern Ontario Model Forest proudly announces the launch of its new website at  We hope you’ll explore and enjoy all of our new web features and, of course, our updated content.  We’ve incorporated many leading-edge programming tools to help us share news, information and knowledge with our partners and communities.

The Regional Forest Health Network, in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Model Forest, South Nation Conservation, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and the United Counties of Prescott-Russell, will be hosting two workshops on *Fomes Root Rot (Heterobasidium annosum).  Both workshops will be oriented towards forestry professionals.  Come and learn how to identify and manage this destructive invasive pathogen.

It’s that time again!  The Forest Fair of Eastern Ontario is a well-established, annual event that takes place at the Ferguson Forest Centre in Kemptville each September and coincides with National Forest Week.  It is also features the biggest and best Log & Lumber Auction in Ontario.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010!  Attractions also include environmental exhibits, wood turners & carvers, horse-drawn nursery tours, kids activities, live music, a savoury barbeque and more.
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