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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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What Drives Your Pride for Nature?

In Canada, carrying the legacy of nature conservation into the future is often associated with having a strong sense of national pride. Having recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, it’s time to reflect on the beauty of nature in your neck of the woods in a bigger effort to celebrate what makes us Canadian.

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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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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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The Battle Against Invasive Plants Continues!

Unfortunately, several of our properties have seen the arrival of unwanted plant species. Yuck! The undesirables include garlic mustard, dog-strangling vine (aka DSV) and phragmites, as well as a list of species with lesser yet still negative effects (including periwinkle, buckthorns and yellow iris).

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The T.C. Agnew Nature Reserve is officially open

Joan Berndt and Susan Campbell have made a legacy for their family – a living legacy of nature that will give back to the community forever.

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The Black-capped chickadee

The Black-capped chickadee, the species found in our area, has been described variously as sociable, industrious, agile, inquisitive, gregarious, trusting and acrobatic, and while they are all true, none of these adjectives fully describe this little bundle of cheerfulness.

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Carden Alvar Inspires Photography

After retiring six years ago, I decided to pursue a hobby that I didn’t seem to have time for while I was working – photography. Coincidently, I acquired my first digital camera around the same time that I discovered the Carden Alvar.

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Grant’s Woods – a place of solace for over 100 years

The story of the Grant family dates back about 100 years. For years, the Grant family acted as stewards for the forest. Through their ownership of the property, there was little impact on the forest and as a result some of the trees are over 200 years old.

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Carden Photo Contest

Attention photography enthusiasts! Win Prizes valued up to $50 when you enter into our Photo Contest. The contest is intended to accumulate images for the promotion of the Carden area and the work of the Couchiching Conservancy. Read More...