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Announcing our newest staff member in the Engagement Organizing Position: Joelle!

Hi everyone, my name is Joelle and I just recently graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Science & Studies from Trent University.

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Reporting Back: How it Helps

Last year we introduced a new ‘reporting back sheet’. It is a simple document that helps us know how your day went in the field. It asks questions about how many people you spoke to and what you talked about, and a simple as it is, it is essential to us.

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Passport Tips and Tricks

Passport Header

Let people know that events are free because the passport is paid for by the sponsors in the booklet. Tell people that if they go to these local businesses to thank them for supporting us!

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Supporter Spotlight: Paul Middaugh

Paul Middaugh

Member and Volunteer, Paul Middaugh, is featured in our Supporter Spotlight!

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At the Booth: Tent and Table Set Up

As you know we are always shifting gears and focusing on new campaigns, whether it is the Carden area and the Carden Challenge, the Passport to Nature or a new acquisition there may be different materials that we want to public to see.

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PSA: Our Citizen Science Programs are Full!

With so many local citizens wanting to protect nature our programs filled up as fast as we announced them. Properties have teams, and waters are being monitored – but how does this affect the Ambassador experience?

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Old Forest, New Focus

Trillium in Copeland Forest

The same scheduling challenge faces our ambassador team every year as we try to find cover for all of the fantastic fun days that Orillia has to offer, so this year we have made the decision to try and do things a bit differently.

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The connection between Species at Risk and taxes

Courtney Baker

Something that Mark, our Executive Director always says to me is “Courtney, remember, even when you’re filing paper, or making phone calls what you are really doing is protecting land.”

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Invasive Plant Monitoring in Carden… It’s Working!

Map to track Invasives

Many eyes allow for the coverage of a lot of ground. And when that ground is about 4,000 acres in size, the more eyes the better! Such is the invasive plants program that occurs on the Carden Plain, especially within the boundaries of Carden Alvar Provincial Park.

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A Tale of Two Forests and their Soil

Both types of forest serve a purpose, but the difference between a man-made plantation and a natural old-growth forest is vast. And it all starts with the dirt.

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