Friends of Ojibway Prairie partners with RARE Apparel

 RARE Apparel co-owners Tam Nguyen and Scott Bisson pose with the Friends of Ojibway Prairie President Bill Roesel during the Earth Day celebrations at Malden Park on April 22, 2018.

RARE Apparel co-owners Tam Nguyen and Scott Bisson pose with the Friends of Ojibway Prairie President Bill Roesel during the Earth Day celebrations at Malden Park on April 22, 2018.

The buzz is growing about a new collaboration between the Friends of Ojibway Prairie (FOOP) and Windsor's RARE Apparel.

FOOP approached RARE Apparel earlier this year looking to partner on a line of t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts that would help introduce the volunteer organization to a wider audience while promoting the unmatched beauty of the Ojibway Prairie Complex.

The partners from RARE Apparel loved the idea from the start and enlisted the help of a local graphic designer to come up with the beautiful design you see below.

Each species represented in the design is one found in the Ojibway Prairie Complex.

Along with helping to spread the word about Ojibway, $5 from every sale is donated to the Friends of Ojibway Prairie to help provide assistance with educational programs, special events and restoration projects.

To buy one of your own, please visit www.rareapparel.ca!

PRESCRIBED BURN MARCH 2017

Burning is an essential component to keeping the prairie healthy. Without it invasive species would take over, destroying what little Tallgrass Prairie remains. Only about 1.5 million hectares remain from an estimated 90 million hectares due to agriculture and urbanization. This Tallgrass Prairie is home to thousands of species of plants and animals, some found only here in all of Canada. Fire is important to ensure these species survive. Click here for more information on prescribed burns. 

EARTH DAY

MARK YOUR CALENDARS and Join us to celebrate Earth Day 2017 on Sunday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Malden Park (4200 Malden road).

This event is free for the public. There will be over 40 environmental exhibits; The Friends of Ojibway Prairie will be hosting a wildflower planting; there will also be arts and crafts; a nature scavenger hunt; and many more environmental activities!

Fun for the whole family!