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February 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Rideau Valley Archaeological Society
The first speaker of the New Year, on Sunday, February 10, at 12:30 PM at the Goose and Gridiron, will be Geoff McVey Manager of the Limerick Forest. Mr. McVey will discuss the establishment of the Limerick Forest in 1940 on abandoned land. The soil in the area homesteaded by Irish immigrants in the 1840s proved too poor for sustainable agriculture. In May, RVAS members will walk portions of Limerick Forest to identify farmsteads and pre-contact sites.