Monthly Archives: November 2016

You did it! 25 monthly givers triggered $5,000!

Young Moose

Thanks to the kindness of 25 monthly givers, a $5,000 gift has been triggered in support of our conservation efforts.


You and the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

We are not the owners of this Earth, we are merely its guardians for a short time. That being said, the pace of world trade, manufacturing and consumption has grown exponentially in the past century.


The Little Sprouts have arrived in Orillia

Little Sprouts

It all started as an idea to ensure that children have the knowledge and tools to tackle complex environmental issues. Today, that idea continues to grow and evolve, as The Couchiching Conservancy has launched an eco-club called the Little Sprouts.


Challenge Gift: Canadian Charitable Giving Landscape

As a longtime resident of Orillia and Simcoe County, I’ve watched our community grow, change and develop over time. Some of my favourite places in town – restaurants, stores, forests and playgrounds –are still here while others have been replaced or removed entirely.


Roosting Boxes: Building a home for the winter

Roosting and Nesting Boxes

Many bird lovers either purchase or build nest boxes for their favourite wild birds: bluebirds, swallows, chickadees, nuthatches and many more. These boxes vary in size and shapes and in particular, the size of the entrance hole, depending on the desired species. We have had as many as 40 swallow houses on our property, and an equal number of bluebird houses on fence posts along the sides of the roads in our area but only after receiving the permission of the landowner.