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We’re Hiring: Two Summer Jobs Available!

In Featured, Job Opportunities by couchiching

Hiring: Conservation and Restoration Technician (TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE)Type: age 30 & under / summerOrganization: The Couchiching ConservancyLocation: Orillia, Ontario Application Deadline: Submit a resume and cover letter by Friday March 3. The Couchiching Conservancy is a non-profit charitable land trust that has helped to protect over 14,000 acres in the Couchiching Region. The Conservancy’s mandate …

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Save the date: 2023 Annual General Meeting!

In Events, Featured by couchiching

Please save the date for our 2023 Annual General Meeting: Saturday, March 4th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm! This year we will be holding our AGM as a hybrid format: in-person at Hawk Ridge Golf Club or live via Zoom. Our AGM is the buzz of the Conservancy calendar, …

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Notes From the Field – 2022 Recap

In 1 - Spring, 2 - Summer, 3 - Fall, 4 - Winter, Community Science, Fauna, Featured, Flora, Frogs, People, Property Maintenance, Salamanders, Stewardship, Turtles, Water by couchiching

Check out what the Couchiching Conservancy Community Science teams and stewardship staff have been up to in 2022. We also have focused Notes from the field for Winter, Spring and Summer. On March 25, Aiesha and Toby set up acoustic monitoring devices on a tree overlooking a wetland. These devices …

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The Church Woods Nature Reserve: Protecting urban wild spaces

In Climate Change, Fauna, Flora, Nature Reserves & Easements, Property Maintenance, Species at Risk, Stewardship by couchiching

Walking through The Church Woods Nature Reserve on a spring day is a sublime experience. Spring ephemerals such as Blue Cohosh, Trout Lily, White Trillium, and Red Trillium colour the forest understory beautifully. If you look closely though, you’ll notice a few things are amiss, thick patches of invasive garlic …

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Holiday Gift Guide for Nature Lovers

In Past News by couchiching

Wrap up your holiday list early with our holiday gift guide, packed full of ideas and gifts for every nature lover in your life! Plan an experience! We all know, the best gift is time together. Plan an outing to a nearby trail for a snowshoe or hike and bring …

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The Crisis Marches On

In Climate Change by couchiching

As poppies bloom on lapels across the country it is time to turn our attention to the legacy of war. Despite the time set aside to give thanks and reflect, war is an unthinkable thing. With news coming thick and fast from Ukraine, it is still impossible to imagine the …

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A Letter from our President

In Past News by couchiching

To our dedicated community of Couchiching Conservancy supporters: On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is with sincere gratitude, along with excitement for the future, that I let you know of an upcoming change in leadership for the organization. Our current executive director, Mark Bisset, has announced that he …

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Reconciliation and Conservation

In People, Truth and Reconciliation by couchiching

The 30th of this month will mark our second National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. This day makes space for Canadians to honour those affected, and reflect on the legacy of the residential school system in our country. The occasion was borne out of a need outlined in the Truth …