Monthly Archives: June 2017

In the News: Falling in Love with Rivers

There is nothing better to paddle than a river. I find it to be a perfect metaphor for life.

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Land trust to protect 730 acres & 4.4km of Black River

Black River Wildlands

Today The Couchiching Conservancy launches the public phase of a fundraising campaign to protect a major section of one of the last wild rivers in southern Ontario.

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Notes From The Field – Summer 2017

A look at volunteer and staff activities at some of the properties we help to protect and care for with your support! Check back often.

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You can Help Protect the Black River Wildlands

Black River Wildlands

The Couchiching Conservancy has a rare opportunity to protect more than 4 kms of Black River shoreline, winding through 730 acres of intact wilderness. Working with Ontario Parks, the Conservancy is racing to raise $575,000 to purchase this parcel which will fill a significant gap in Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park.

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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.

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Why be a member of The Couchiching Conservancy?

Doug Christie

Hear from our President of the Board of Directors, Doug Christie, on why you should be a member of The Couchiching Conservancy.

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Featured Bird: Northern Flickers

We are blessed by Woodpeckers! Worldwide, there are 210 different species, but in Ontario we only have 9 of them.

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Conserving Creativity with the Orillia Museum

Bird House Building with OMAH. Photo by Deb Halbot

The Orillia Museum of Art & History and The Couchiching Conservancy are proud to announce, Conserving Creativity, as part of 2017’s Ontario150 celebrations in showcasing the legacy of our cultural landscape.

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Special: When the land gets a hold on you

Sometimes a little patch of earth seeps into you until it gets a little hard to discern where it ends and you begin.
It’s funny that we don’t have a word for that feeling, though countless people have experienced it across the ages.

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The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

2017 Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Every $1 donated* to The Couchiching Conservancy in June earns us a chance to win a $10,000 donation! (minimum $3 donation required)

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