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Spring 2022 Notes from the Field

In 1 - Spring, Community Science by couchiching

Check in throughout the season to see what volunteers and staff have been up to! You never know who, or what, we’ll cross paths with… On Saturday June 4th we hosted ten teams of expert birders who travelled from as far away as Hamilton and Kingston for the 6 a.m. …

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Thank you! The 18th Carden Challenge

In Birds, Carden Alvar, Past News by couchiching

14 teams and 66 participants searched for as many species as possible from Friday, May 27 at 6:00pm to Saturday, May 28 at 6:00pm, while raising money to help the Conservancy protect the Carden Alvar. All together they counted 247 species and raised over $33,000 for alvar conservation efforts! See …

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Earth Day a perfect day for spring cleanup of Scout Valley

In 1 - Spring, Events, Media Releases, Nature Reserves & Easements, People by couchiching

In celebration of Earth Day, approximately 20 local people took part in a cleanup of Scout Valley Saturday morning. The Couchiching Conservancy, which has an easement on Scout Valley, hosted Saturday’s event as part of their Passport to Nature program. Participants roamed around the parking lot and onto the trail armed with garbage bags …

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We’re Hiring: Two summer jobs available

In Job Opportunities by couchiching

Download the full job description here SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – 2022 Position:  Biological Technician (TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE) Organization:  The Couchiching Conservancy Reports to:  Dorthea Hangaard, Conserved Lands Manager Location:  Orillia, Ontario Duration:  15 weeks Start Date:  May 16, 2022 Wage:  $15.50 /hr (35 hours/week) Accommodation:  Available if needed Application Deadline:  …

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Kick off your spring by giving back to nature

In Events, Funding by couchiching

Join the Conservancy on Saturday, April 23 for a group clean-up in Orillia at Scout Valley OR choose to pick up garbage throughout your neighbourhood or favourite walking place. Garbage bags will be provided at the group clean up, but please bring your own gloves. Share your photos with us …

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Passport to Nature is here!

In 1 - Spring, 2 - Summer, 3 - Fall, 4 - Winter, Carden Alvar, Events, Kids, Nature Reserves & Easements, Past News by couchiching

The Couchiching Conservancy is inviting you to get out, connect and protect nature through the popular Passport to Nature program. This year the conservancy is offering a hybrid program of in-person events, virtual seminars and downloadable activities. New for this year are the Family Fun Collection of downloadable activities, two …

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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, …