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NVCA Board Meeting Highlights October 23, 2020

Next Meeting: November 27, 2020, location to be determined

For the full meeting agenda including documents and reports, visit nvca.on.ca/about/boardofdirectors

The October 23, 2020 Board meeting was held electronically through WebEx, and streamed on YouTube for public viewing due to COVID-19 restrictions.

NVCA’s 2021 – 2025 Business Plan was approved by the Board of Directors. The business plan highlights the corporate direction NVCA needs to pursue in the shortterm horizon in order to achieve the strategic vision set forth in the recently approved Strategic Plan and the Integrated Watershed Management Plan. The business plan emphasizes the value of collaboration and partnerships while recognizing resilience in the face of political, legislative, and climate change in the current business landscape.

The plan will be implemented and updated annually through the NVCA budget process with individual objectives and corresponding targets highlighted through the compendium annual program overview. The successful implementation of the business plan will require interdepartmental integration and communication.

Several objectives and associated targets in this business plan will require additional funding outside the current budget structure. To complete these targets, the NVCA Management Team will coordinate to seek to secure additional funding where possible and solicit strong interdepartmental integration, cooperation and external partnerships.

Watershed tours

NVCA staff have been conducting tours for Board members around our watershed to showcase our work across NVCA’s different departments.

On September 29, 2020, Board members fromt he Township of Clearview and the Town of The Blue Mountains, along with our Chair and Vice Chair attended a tour of the Petun Dam removal site.

The Chair and Vice Chair attended a tour on October 14, 2020 where NVCA’s watershed scientists demonstrated invertebrate sampling, groundwater monitoring and explained the importance of the Minesing Wetlands.

The third tour is scheduled on November 5, 2020 in the Tottenham area where our stewardship, education and engineering teams will showcase their work.

Upcoming events

Fall Camp Tiffin – Ages: 5-7

Session 1: Oct 13, 20, 27 and Nov 3 ($100)

Session 2: Nov 10, 17, 24 and Dec 1 ($100)

Session 3: Dec 8, 15 ($50)

Fall Camp Tiffin – Ages: 8 – 12

Session 1: Oct 13, 20, 27 and Nov 3 ($100)

Session 2: Nov 10, 17, 24 and Dec 1 ($100)

Session 3: December 8, 15 ($50)

Fall Camp Tiffin – Ages: 5-12

Session 1: Oct 14, 21, 28 and Nov 4 ($160)

Session 2: Nov 11, 18, 25 and Dec 2 ($160)

Session 3: Dec 9, 16 ($80)

Halloween Tree Planting Event

Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Near Loretto.

Springwater Library

As always, please refer to our website www.springwater.library.on.ca

for information, branch updates and our virtual programs.

Elmvale 322-1482

Midhurst 737-5650

Minesing 722-6440

WE ARE OPEN! (Curbside still available by request)

Midhurst and Elmvale branches are for open limited services. Masks must be worn at all times when inside the library.

Note:  Minesing branch offers Thursday curbside service only.


Check out our quick video with a tour of the Elmvale Branch and what changes have taken place for COVID safety measures by going to our website and clicking on the picture “Library Tour during COVID-19”.


Springwater Public Library Local History Collection is a database with photos and documents that showcase the diverse heritage of Springwater Township.  You can contribute to it, too.  Check it out!


From the comfort of your favourite chair/pillow or hammock! We’re introducing a brand new online series based on your unique genealogy. Ever wonder who your Grandad’s Grandad was? Where in the world your family roots are from? The results might amaze you and the journey to find those answers is not as hard as you think! Our amazing 4 part series on YouTube (search Springwater Library) includes:  Beginning your Genealogy Journey, How to Search Ancestry Library Edition, Organizing your Research, and coming November 16th: Common Brick Walls and How to Work Around Them.


Is the cold weather starting to bring you and your family indoors more? Wondering how to fill your time and not be a referee so much in your own home? Get the kiddos making lego! It’s easy, it’s in your house and they can compete to win a lego prize when they watch staff member Amanda’s video and then put together their own lego ghost or other halloween lego creation. Snap a quick pick of your lego creation and send it via email to midhurst.library@springwater.ca or below our facebook post of Amanda’s video for your chance to win! 


Every Tuesday morning Miss Amanda hosts a fun interactive Storytime Program with rhymes, songs and stories on our YouTube channel.  FREE MISS AMANDA CRAFT KITS are available for some of the themes for your wee one to complete after watching– just ask us for our selection.


Matilda the puppy has been growing and now it’s time for a little operation. After coming home, her other pet mate, Ella, isn’t too sure why Matilda is so tired but soon enough Matilda’s energy returns and her exuberance is sure to bring a smile to your day!  Check our website to view the video


Come hang with us and visit our virtual branch online on the game Animal Crossing!  During your visit, you will have the chance to:  explore the island, including our virtual library branch, meet animal villagers, pick up some fun mystery gifts, learn something new with DIY recipes, shop at Able Sisters and Nook’s Cranny, grab a fossil and play games. Stay tuned to our social media pages and website for information about the next meet up!


Every Thursday on our YouTube channel, Kathy will share a craft or project for the whole family to enjoy

Check out the Awesome Vintage Halloween Books Craft Kathy makes online.


Book your 30 minute time slot for your family circle to complete a fun FREE Krafting with Kathy activity at the Midhurst Branch.  Next craft date: Oct 26 – Nov 7 and will be the amazing Flying Butterfly.


Just in time for the season of giving we’ve got a special event at the Springwater Library for the month of November.  Items donated to our Ladies Night Out Event will be on display for that “hard to buy for person” just in the nick of time!  Watch for details of the products coming your way soon!