2009 Goose Band
"Be not afraid, only believe" Mark 5:36
WHY WE CELEBRATE JACK MINER.|
Kingsville is very proud of the legacy of Jack Miner. As an avid hunter, Jack Miner knew the value of
conservation of the natural environment and the wildlife it fosters and protects.
His efforts spearheaded the conservation movement and originated the waterfowl refuge management
system in Canada.
Born in Westlake, Ohio, on April 10th, 1865, Jack Miner settled on land on the 3rd Concession, in the former Township of Gosfield South, now situate in the Municipality of Kingsville. The area is located in Essex County,
a peninsula of land surrounded on three sides by the Great Lakes water system and is a natural
stopover for many varieties of winged creatures migrating from the north to the south and back.
Jack Miner's property is on the flightpath, and fields full of resting migrating Canada
Geese inspired him to start a banding programme. The bands allow tracking of flight paths
as well as providing other information about the Canada Geese, thus providing the knowledge needed
to protect and preserve.
The Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary was founded in 1904 and continues its work to this day.
Currently, the Sanctuary is undergoing extreme renovations and rebirthing, all
while remaining open to the public to visit.
Depending on the time of the year and the prevailing winds you may even see a field full of Canada
geese resting before continuing their flight. For more information see
www.jackminer.com or call 519-733-4034 for more information.
Open daily except Sunday.
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