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Expedition Alvar: The 2017 Carden Challenge

In Events, Funding, News by couchiching

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.

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Over 150 species counted during Carden Challenge

In Birds, News by couchiching

All together the eleven teams counted over 200 species – birds, butterflies, mammals and more. With their efforts, and your kindness, $19,200 has been raised to date, with more funds coming in daily to support our conservation efforts of the Carden Alvar!

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Notes from the Field – Spring 2017

In News by couchiching

When spring comes around, so much happens in the field that we can hardly keep up with it all. “Notes from the Field” provides a snapshot of the volunteers and staff who are outside stewarding the land.

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Land trust movement continues to gain momentum

In Events, News, Uncategorized by couchiching

This past week Geneva Park hosted the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) Gathering, an annual three day conference that brings together land trust members and others that are dedicated to protecting land. Each year, well over one hundred people attend. What an amazing feeling it is to be in a room with other people that are dedicated to a similar mission – to protect nature.

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In the News: Carden Alvar Provincial Park

In News, Properties, Uncategorized by couchiching

After nearly decade on the wait list, a rare grassland ecosystem in Ramara Township has been formally protected as a provincial park.

The Ministry of Natural Resources announced Wednesday five nature areas would be added to the Ontario Parks docket — including Carden Alvar, near Lake Dalrymple.