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Heaven’s Gate Grand Opening Celebration

This event is sponsored by the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy with the help of BICA volunteers!  See the e-invite Here: Heaven's Gate Opening Invitation Join us for the opening of our largest wilderness preserve to date, Heaven's Gate - Kitchitwaa Shekwaandem, on July 16th.  2,000 acres ...

Bas Bleu Book Discussion July 21, 2022

It is with great excitement that we will be gathering together again for the Bas Bleu Book Discussion in July 2022. There are some notable changes to our group, given that our second (Ann Thoburn) dear founder, Marianne Schafer, along with husband Mike, have sold their camp. Marianne’s contributions ...

2022 BICA Summer Events Calendar

Save the Dates! You're Invited! The BICA Board of Directors is excited to announce the summer schedule for 2022! BICA members can once again look forward to our favourite events after a two-year hiatus. We have made a few changes this year, particularly to the AGM and the August Long Weekend so be ...

Help Stop Microplastics Pollution

GBA is supporting Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) and the two MPPs who have proposed Bill 279 which will require new clothes washing machines to have filters installed. This legislation is the result of GBF’s successful research projects in Parry Sound and Collingwood, which clearly demonstrated that installing ...

In the News

The Fall GBA Update features the Bay of Islands and our community in articles written by BICA's own Liz Phillips. On page 8 you will find an article titled Return to the Bay: US Residents Get Back to their Happy Place.  And on page 10 another article called Keeping Members Engaged ...

A Fairly Brief History of Heaven’s Gate – Ted Cowan

This note touches on geologic, forest, soil, and human use of Heaven’s Gate and the La Cloche with a view to understanding a bit more about what is there and why the area is special.  There are obstacles to understanding the La Cloche’s past.  The first is grasping the time span.  Each ...

Water Quality 2020 Update

Justin Montgomery has prepared these latest graphs for 2020.  ...

Water Quality Data 2019

Justin Montgomery has prepared the final graphs for 2019.  Click on the title above to see the graphs. ] ...

Phighting Phragmites

July 31- Today we had another successful Phragmites cut. It is getting a bit easier each year as we weaken the root system.  Had an amazing crew today urged on by Michael Dewson and Ann Atkey:  Dan Galipeau from Pig Island brought his roofing harness and wielded the power cutter, ...

Water Quality Data 2019

Thanks to Justin Montgomery for preparing this graph, using the collected results for the past season.  Click on the title above to see the graphs. ...