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 …
Orillia needs to calculate the high cost of business as usual
UPDATE: WSP and City Staff have now had the opportunity to review and provide answers to the 100+ questions raised. Those questions and answers have been posted to the MCR webpage, with a direct link provided here. Your input is needed on December 1. Imagine Grant’s Woods inside the city limits …
Carden Alvar conservation area expanded
Carden Alvar conservation area expanded. Over 500 hectares (over 1,000 acres) conserved in the heart of Carden Alvar.
77 acres along the Black River protected thanks to Marley family and The Couchiching Conservancy
The Conservancy is celebrating its newest Nature Reserve, thanks to a donation by the Marley family!
Our Latest Updates in these Uncharted Times
June 16th, 2020: All Nature Reserves with public trails have re-opened. Conservancy staff continue to work from home, and the Grant’s Woods office is closed. Grant’s Woods has a limit of 8 cars in the parking lot at a time. Volunteer teams of two who are not from the same …
The Ripple Effect of an Environmental Champion
Angela Rehhorn’s team mates from the Canadian Conservation Corps made a special presentation to the Couchiching Conservancy on Saturday June 1st. The 19 youth from Angela’s CCC group arrived from all over Canada for the memorial service held in her honour at Hawk Ridge. Before the memorial, we had …
Can Christmas be about radical change?
Read Executive Director’s monthly article in The Villager, as he reflects on Christmas and the giving season.
Expedition Alvar: The 2017 Carden Challenge
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.
Over 150 species counted during Carden Challenge
All together the eleven teams counted over 200 species – birds, butterflies, mammals and more. With their efforts, and your kindness, $19,200 has been raised to date, with more funds coming in daily to support our conservation efforts of the Carden Alvar!
New Partnership with Orillia Museum of Art & History
We are pleased to announce that the Conservancy will be working on a special project with the Orillia Museum (OMAH).
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