A proud supporter of our community
Bob Bowles was born raised on Bowles Hill in the Beaver Valley in a small farming community in Grey County south of Owen Sound.
He worked for 32 years as an engineering technologist for Ontario Hydro and retired in 2000 to the Gravenhurst area.
He is the owner of Bowles Environmental Consultants and Nature Tours. He has worked for several environmental groups checking out element occurrences, conducting biological inventories and compiling species lists. He has also led many ecotour groups around the world to places like the Amazon, Galapagos Islands, and Costa Rica. He has founded several groups including Muskoka Field Naturalists, Carden Field Naturalists and Kids For Turtles Environmental Education.
He has won many awards for nature writing, photography, and his work with the environment. He is past president of several clubs and organizations in the area such as the Probus Club of Orillia and is current President of The Hiking Trail Association.