Students proudly displaying finished blue bird boxes
The Stone Shop in Toledo is the focal point for many of the LG Stewardship Council's projects. Dwayne Struthers and Garnet Baker have spent countless hours there designing and constructing nest boxes and platforms, signs, and wildlife viewing platforms.
Woodworking for Wildlife is one of our most popular programs with teachers and students.
The program starts early in the winter as Garnet Baker, Dwayne Struthers and their many helpers convert their supply of Ottawa Valley white pine lumber into hundreds of pre-sawn and drilled bird box kits. Then they go to the classrooms. After listening to a short presentation, each child in the class gets the opportunity to construct and take home a blue bird box. Council members and the teacher are always near at hand to offer advice, but the children do the work.
LGSC volunteers visited 6 schools in the United County in 2016 including:
• Front of Yonge Mallorytown,
• Sweets Corners Lyndhurst,
• Lyn Public School,
• Commonwealth PS Brockville,
• Vanier P.S. Brockville, and
• South Crosby P.S. Elgin.
In total 151 Grades 4, 5 and 6 students participated and 169 Blue Bird
Houses were assembled.
In excess of 85 hours of volunteer time goes into making this program a
For more information contact: Garnet Baker or Dwayne Struthers