Tag Archives: conservation

The Carden Challenge: Working Together for Nature

It’s around 5:30 pm on Friday and the teams are starting to gather at the cabin. Tents are being pitched, cars parked and tally sheets distributed. It’s nearly time for the Carden Challenge to start.

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Get ready for the Passport to Nature: With Maple Tree I.D.

When is a beloved maple tree not a beloved maple tree? When it’s not a native species. Of eight species of maple growing in Ontario, one has caught the ire of conservationists,and over the last decade or so quite lot of effort has been made to get rid it. The dark one in question is the Norway maple.

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Carden Challenge: May 26-27, 2017

Mark your calendar! Get your birding ear back in tune – Grab your binos and butterfly nets…the Carden Challenge is upon us!

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The Wild Women of Conservation: My Heroines

I am going to share some of my female heroes in conservation, who have made a huge difference to the world around us.

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Membership: Meaningful in Many Ways

Members often become volunteers because they grow more and more interested in this work and are inspired to take part in every aspect of it. There is nothing more humbling than nature, and nothing more empowering than protecting it.

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A Year in the Life: 365 Days of Conservation

There are 365 days in a year. That’s 52 weeks, 8760 hours or 525,600 minutes. For the supporters, volunteers and staff of The Couchiching Conservancy, that time is dedicated to protecting some of the wild landscapes in our region.

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Get a jump on spring with these Volunteer Opportunities

What better way to get back outside than to give time in support of conservation efforts? Learn about these great volunteer activities.

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Stamping out Your Carbon Footprint

When brainstorming methods to improve your ecological footprint, the common examples such as recycling, turning the lights off, and carpooling come to mind. There are many other approaches, however, which will help you become more environmentally cautious.

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Adventure Awaits with Night Sky Stewardship

As the sun sets day after day, not all natural resources disappear to the naked eye, especially in locations situated in central and northern Ontario

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‘Tis the season for giving back

Everywhere you look there are sparkly lights, holiday events and Christmas shoppers. I think Orillia must be one of the most generous communities around – one reason why I love living here.

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