Tag Archives: conservation

The Spirit of Giving: Mark Bramhall

Our next feature in our series. Mark Bramhall raised funds by setting up a GoFundMe.

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The Spirit of Giving: Cameron Curran

Every year, hundreds of people donate to The Couchiching Conservancy to make protecting land in our region possible. Here we feature four people who who took fundraising into their own hands.

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If you go away this Winter don’t forget our top tip

Now that the weather is turning colder many of us are turning south. A lot of people enjoy spending, at least some part of, winter in warmer climates. Can you blame them? It always feels so freeing when you can walk outside without the process of hats, boots, mitts and parka first.

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The value of sharing nature stories

I have a confession to make. I’m a bit jealous of David Hawke.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Dave, he acts as the eyes and ears on over 40 properties, works with volunteers to care for our land and is our Stewardship Program Manager.

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Give the People What they Want

I know. It snowed. Some of us are elated, and we love to rub it in the faces of our friends who are ‘displeased’. And I know that normally we at The Couchiching Conservancy are telling you to get outside and get into nature and enjoy the beauty of the first snow fall… but today I am not going to do that to you. Today, in the spirit of ‘give the people what they want’ I am going to try to entice you to join us at two warm, cozy indoor events!

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Adams Nature Reserve Unveiled

On October 30, we celebrated the dedication and sign unveiling of the Adams Nature Reserve outside of Washago.

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Gordon and Jane Ball receive Vision Award

On October 19, 2017, at the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) Gathering, Gordon and Jane Ball received the Vision Awardfor their outstanding contributions to the land trust movement and passion for conservation.

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Learning from our peers: The OLTA Gathering

The staff from your local land trust have just returned from the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) conference. We were busy little beavers, honing our craft and learning from our peers how to better serve our community, our supporters and our land.

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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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Calling All Citizen Scientists…

The Couchiching Conservancy has a goal to effectively monitor and care for the thousands of acres we protect in this region, and as we settle into the 21st century, that order has been supersized.
Partly we are victims of our own blessed success in acquiring new habitats, thanks to all of you. But the odds are also ratcheting up against biodiversity in our region, due to daunting factors such as climate change and the development of unprotected lands.

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