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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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Column: Praise for the Conservancy

In Properties, Spring, Uncategorized by couchiching

Humbleness has never been my strong suit.

But you see, sometimes bragging is for the greater good. Take for example the Couchiching Conservancy. Starting with a few like-minded people sitting around a kitchen table, back in 1993, dreaming about a better way to protect local ecology.

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Why did the turtle cross the road?

In Turtles, Uncategorized by couchiching

Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the other side, of course!

It’s a variation on an old joke. People often associate turtles with roads. Unfortunately, two pieces of information are missing in this story- the reason turtles go to the other side is to lay eggs, and sadly, they may not make it without getting run over.