Ferguson Forest Centre announces the retirement of its Chief Executive Office – Ed PatchellPosted: Thursday, 01 October 2020
This year’s fall equinox marked the end of an era at Ferguson Forest Centre as Ed Patchell formally retired after 20 years of service as Chief Executive Officer of the Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation. Ed’ forestry career began in 1978 with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (OMNRF), where he worked at their Thunder Bay tree nursery for eight years. In 1986, Ed relocated to Kemptville, spending 10 years at the G. Howard Ferguson Forest Station and two years as a lands technician and forester, for a total of 20 years of service with OMNRF. From 1998 to…
Ferguson Forest Centre and International Day of ForestsPosted: Friday, 20 March 2020
According to the UN, March 21st is the International Day of Forests – a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. The theme for 2020 is Forests and Biodiversity. “This is a great opportunity to remind people about the benefits of forests in general and the role Ferguson Forest Centre plays in supporting them,” said Wes Herring, Vice-President of the Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation (FFC). “And with this year being the 20th anniversary of the Centre as a social enterprise, we’ve got lots to celebrate.” The Ferguson Tree Nursery is the revenue-generating side…
2020 Ferguson Forest Centre Executive Officer ElectionsPosted: Monday, 02 March 2020
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2020, the Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation volunteer Board held its annual elections for executive officers on February 25th. Re-elected were Carl Doucette (President), Wes Herring and Carl Cannon (Vice Presidents), and CEO Ed Patchell (Secretary). Andre Rancourt was elected as Treasurer. Ferguson Forest Centre is 1100 acres of multi-use forested land located in the Municipality of North Grenville. The Centre boasts walking and hiking trails, snowmobile and skiing trails, an arboretum, dog park, children’s areas and a waterfront park with a picnic shelter and canoe and kayak launch dock. The Centre is governed by…
Upcoming Annual General MeetingPosted: Monday, 03 February 2020
On behalf of the Ferguson Forest Center Corporation Board, President Carl Doucette, and Vice President Wes Herring, extend an invitation to all members of the Ferguson Forest Center Corporation and members of the public to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on February 5th at 7pm. The AGM will take place at the Ferguson Nursery Boardroom located at 275 County Road 44 in Kemptville. Inquiries can be directed to Carolyn Rayfield who can be reached at 613 258-0110, ext 230.
EOMF Signature Events
MaySpring Plant Sale
Kemptville Horticultural Society holds their Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 16th from 8:30am to noon at the Ferguson Forest Centre. Come early for best selection or take advantage of the 2 for 1 deal after 11am.