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Meet our Engagement Organizer

In 1 - Spring, 2 - Summer, 3 - Fall, 4 - Winter, Events by couchiching

Written by Kathy Hunt for OrilliaMatters For Samantha Vessios, capturing the beauty of the outdoors with her camera has been her “passport” to nature. Now, as the new Engagement Organizer with the Couchiching Conservancy, her passport to nature has become more meaningful. Among other duties, Vessios is responsible for helping …

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Annual General Meeting Re-Cap

In Past News by couchiching

Our thanks to all who registered, attended and watched the recording of our Annual General Meeting! Over 270 people were involved this year. HIGHLIGHTS: Executive Director, Mark Bisset, welcomed everyone to our second virtual Meeting; Lisa Neville, Board Member & Secretary, reviewed the minutes of the last Meeting; Neil Gray, …

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Celebrating Women in Conservation

In Past News, People by couchiching

As a woman, I love to relish in reflect on International Women’s Day. After all, there is so much to celebrate. On days like this I frequently look to famous international figures for insight, like Jane Goodall or Greta Thunberg. But this year it hit me; I don’t have to …

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When we Love Nature, she Loves us Back

In Past News by couchiching

Valentines Day; not everyone loves it, but for me it’s always been a good excuse for celebration and theme-based chocolate. From exchanging little cards with my friends in school, to roses, dinners and ‘Galantines’ as an adult. I can think of no notion more worthy of celebration than love. As …

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New 100-acre Nature Reserve protected

In Nature Reserves & Easements, Past News by couchiching

The Couchiching Conservancy is celebrating another conservation success, with the protection of the Nicholson Nature Reserve on November 30, a 100-acre (40 hectare) parcel near Sebright. The property was donated by Gary Nicholson in honour of his family, which has owned the property since the late 1800s. Located in Ramara …

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Notes from the Field: Fall 2021

In 3 - Fall, Bats, Birds, Carden Alvar, Community Science, Events, Fauna, Flora, Nature Reserves & Easements, Property Maintenance, Species at Risk, Stewardship, Truth and Reconciliation, Water by couchiching

While most of our Community Science monitoring activities have finished until next spring, the work of Land Stewards and Maintenance teams never stops.  This fall, Val Holt and Laurie Stanford picked up the mantle of stewarding Church Woods for the very active group of volunteers living around this popular nature …

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Celebrating Success in 2021

In 4 - Winter by couchiching

As 2021 comes to a close and we look forward to ringing in 2022 The Couchiching Conservancy has an incredible bounty to be grateful for, and we invite you to share the feeling. This year, The Conservancy was able to continue its essential work despite the ongoing challenges brought on …