Monday, March 30, 2020

Exciting news! Great continuing support from the Canadian Ornithological Community!

We are thrilled to announce that ‘Come Walk With Us’ has been awarded its second grant from the James L. Baillie Memorial Fund!!!    Established in 1976, in honour of Mr. James Baillie, an Assistant Curator in the Ornithology Department at the Royal Ontario Museum who devoted his life to the study of birds for almost half a century.   The focus of the Baillie Fund is to support amateur ornithological research as well as individuals and organizations that increase the understanding, appreciation, conservation and protection of Canadian birds in their natural environment.

This award reflects the type of support we have received from the Canadian Ornithological community and bird lovers across the nation!  We are deeply honoured to have been considered for and received this grant! 

Mr. Baillie's enthusiasm and knowledge have inspired hundreds of naturalists to pursue the study of birds and their conservation for years.  We hope that in continuing our 24,000 km trek across Canada along The Great Trail geared towards expanding diversity in outdoor activities and striving to inspire youth to connect with nature through birding by focusing on their online time by becoming active Citizen Sciences will continue Mr. Baillie’s legacy and passion for ornithology by inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards!
See you on the trail….

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