Tag Archives: conservancy

Leave it to Nature: Lessons on Fall colours

If you’re anything like me you know the feeling of sheer excitement when the leaves begin to change colour in fall. As trees begin to brace for… dare I say, for those less excited, winter, our favourite natural spaces in Ontario transform into colourful works of art.

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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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Passport to Nature Kicks Off With an Ode to an Icon

Passport to Nature offers a window on the wilds of the region through a year-round series of free events that include guided hikes, canoe trips, photography and astronomy outings and much more.

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Your Invitation to the Event of the Year

This year the Annual General Meeting is to be held on February 4th from 1:30-4:30 pm at Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club.

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Column: Praise for the Conservancy

Humbleness has never been my strong suit.

But you see, sometimes bragging is for the greater good. Take for example the Couchiching Conservancy. Starting with a few like-minded people sitting around a kitchen table, back in 1993, dreaming about a better way to protect local ecology.

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Brendon Larson to speak at AGM – Jan 31

The annual general meeting of the Couchiching Conservancy will be a mixture of business and pleasure. Please join us Jan. 31 in the main building at ODAS Park on Fairgrounds Road to hear recent news, accomplishments from the past year and look at plans for the future. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Volunteers bring passion to protecting nature in our area

There is power in numbers. With a strong and committed group of volunteers, The Couchiching Conservancy has helped to protect thousands of acres of wild lands with their assistance. The bulk of the volunteers do in the field work. Many are on property teams or are on-call to do in the field work such as pulling garlic mustard or doing trail maintenance.

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Highlights of the 2014 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting and 20th anniversary was featured in the Orillia Packet & Times.

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Articles of Continuance and Updated By-laws

The Couchiching Conservancy was incorporated in 1993 under the Canada Corporations Act. The Act has now been updated and the Conservancy is creating and filing new by-laws to govern how we will operate going forward.

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Heads out of the covers; winter plant seeds

It’s an understatement to say that this winter so far has been a very snowy one. And it may seem that there is little to observe in our natural world right now. But a snowshoe trek around wetlands and meadows reveals an interesting and important part of the life cycle of certain plants. Rising above the blanket of white are the stalks and seed heads of plants that have evolved to disperse their seeds in the late fall and winter.

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