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We’re Hiring: Reserve Steward

In Job Opportunities, Property Maintenance, Stewardship by couchiching

If you have a love of the outdoors this temporary position may be for you. JOB DESCRIPTION Reserve Steward Reports to:      Executive Director Location:         Orillia, Ontario Duration:         Full-Time Temporary (Minimum two months with potential for renewal) Wages & Benefits:  $20.50/ hr for a 37.5 hr work week The …

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Eight ways to celebrate our Earth this spring

In 1 - Spring by couchiching

Spring is here and there is so much to take in. Here are EIGHT ways to celebrate our beautiful planet in April and May: Plan an outing with a loved one to take in spring! Anytime! There are over 10 nature reserves with marked trails that are open to the …

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Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation: Workshop with Gary Pritchard

In News by couchiching

On February 16th, Conservancy staff Courtney, Alysha, Madeleine, and Brandon attended a workshop at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation called Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation: Moving Beyond Species at Risk Conservation. It was hosted by the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA). This important day of listening and learning more deeply about …

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Thank you – 2023 Annual General Meeting Recap

In Events, News by couchiching

Our thanks to over 190 people who attended in person and on Zoom! It was wonderful to connect with you again and share work accomplished in 2022 as well as plans for 2023 and beyond. A written re-cap is below our video recording. Re-cap: Jane Bonsteel read highlights from the …

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Women are gaining ground in conservation

In Climate Change, News, People by couchiching

International Women’s Day is a special opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments and resilience of women in our lives. Always a special day, it has become even more important now than it was three short years ago. The pandemic was a concentrated reminder that external stressors on families mean a rise …

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We’re Hiring: Two Summer Jobs Available!

In 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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Thank you: 2023 Annual General Meeting!

In Events by couchiching

Please save the date for our 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM): 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 (1151 Hurlwood Ln, Severn) or live via Zoom. Our AGM is the …

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Notes From the Field – 2022 Recap

In 1 - Spring, 2 - Summer, 3 - Fall, 4 - Winter, Community Science, Fauna, 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 …