Interested in Contributing to Your Huron Woods Community?

The Huron Woods Board of Directors consists of nine volunteers from our community who are responsible for managing the affairs of the Corporation. Currently the Board is looking to fill several vacant positions. Knowledge or experience in financial management, accounting or information technology would be assets but are not requirements.  If you would like to learn more about the role and what is entailed, we could set up a virtual meeting with one of the current Directors.

If you are a member of HWCA and are interested in serving as a Director of the Board for a three-year term, please submit an Expression of Interest to the Nominating Committee by email by May 1st to Joe Jankowski at

Clubhouse Playground Open

This is welcome news for many. Please remember that while risk of transmission outdoors is lower than indoors, it’s not zero. Be mindful of levels of risk. Bring masks when you go to the park and wear the mask if you can’t stay stay 6 feet apart from those you don’t live with.

Tweeted by our premiere yesterday afternoon:

Ontario’s enhanced restrictions were always intended to stop large gatherings where spread can happen.

Our regulations will be amended to allow playgrounds but gatherings outside will still be enforced. Play outside safely. Parents keep your distance & wear masks if you can’t.

Clubhouse Grounds Access Update

The Board understands that as of 12:01 am Saturday April 17th all outdoor recreational amenities such as our clubhouse property and grounds are to be closed pursuant to the Ontario government’s new Covid-19 public health restrictions.

Consequently, we have placed posters  in the windows of the Clubhouse and near the mailboxes advising the property is closed.  We ask members to comply with the law by refraining from use of the Clubhouse, tennis courts and playground.

Your Board member responsible for oversight of the HWCA facility, Bill Redhead, is allowed to be on the property and in the clubhouse so that he can check on the functioning of systems such as the furnace, river water levels and overall facility security. If anyone sees Bill on the property, please do not lodge a complaint.

Thanks for your cooperation.  Hopefully we will start getting back to “normal” soon.

Hello Turtlewatchers!

An update from Hope Brock, the Healthy Watersheds Technician from the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority:

Hello Turtlewatchers!

What an amazing spring we’ve been having so far.  Thanks to those who have sent in those early turtle reports.  I will be sending out some more information about turtles next week, so please watch for that.  Just a quick note to say that I have been working on an electronic reporting form, which will hopefully make the whole reporting process a little simpler.

I would like to bring your attention to an exciting webinar that we’re hosting next week (details below).  It should be an interesting presentation on some local research in your own backyards.  Hope you can attend.

ABCA will be hosting a webinar with Dr. Nick Mandrak from the University of Toronto and Royal Ontario Museum Tuesday April 13th at 7pm.

Nick has recently moved to Grand Bend and is a phenomenal researcher and speaker. He is excited to share his research with the residents of the OAC and Port Franks, and discuss community and citizen science projects regarding fish Species at Risk. The webinar will be about an hour long, plus a Question and Answer period at the end.

After you register with the link below, the meeting link will be sent out on Tuesday early afternoon.

Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to share the invitation with your neighbours.

Hope Brock, MSc