March 1, 2018 — The Couchiching Conservancy (CC) applauds the announcement in Budget 2018 that significant new funds will be earmarked to protect Canada’s nature, parks, wild spaces and species at risk.
Thanks to hundreds of supporters, we now have the funds needed to protect this 730 acre property with 4.4 km of Black River.
Today The Couchiching Conservancy launches the public phase of a fundraising campaign to protect a major section of one of the last wild rivers in southern Ontario.
The Couchiching Conservancy has a rare opportunity to protect more than 4 kms of Black River shoreline, winding through 730 acres of intact wilderness. Working with Ontario Parks, the Conservancy is racing to raise $575,000 to purchase this parcel which will fill a significant gap in Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park.
Just imagine the opportunity to embark on an environmental expedition that immerses you in the depths of wilderness, where you get to learn, explore, and engage with nature alongside like-minded people. A whirlwind “safari,” if you will, for 24 hours observing species at risk, breathing in fresh air, and taking immediate conservation action all while having fun.
We are pleased to announce that the Conservancy will be working on a special project with the Orillia Museum (OMAH).
Back for a third year, the Passport to Nature is your opportunity to outside with local experts to experience and learn about all that our region has to offer.
For Gord and Jane Ball, making a gift to the Conservancy was a win-win. The Couchiching-Severn landscapes form the backdrop of our family’s life and history, and as such are a part of who we are. Our adult children return here to reconnect with the natural spaces they call “home”.