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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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A Challenge to Support Nature

May is also the month of the Couchiching Conservancy’s annual Carden Challenge, when teams of keen amateur naturalists compete to find as many species as possible over a 24-hour period.

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It’s Event Season! Join the Passport, Challenge & Walk

Birding, Walking, Biodiversity and Wilderness. Take part in some of the great upcoming events to connect with nature in our neighbourhood!

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Walk Wylie – Sat, May 27

Be a part of the Walk Wylie, and learn about one of the key areas we work to protect.

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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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This is a Community Striving for High Ideals

Running a charitable venture may be among the hungriest of business pursuits.

You have no widgets to sell; you can’t ratchet up sales by improving your product line. Your customers are your employers, so you hope to get it right every time. Good will is, after all, easily transportable.

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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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Challenge Gift: Canadian Charitable Giving Landscape

As a longtime resident of Orillia and Simcoe County, I’ve watched our community grow, change and develop over time. Some of my favourite places in town – restaurants, stores, forests and playgrounds –are still here while others have been replaced or removed entirely.

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Scout Valley the first stop in Passport to Nature

Passport to Nature is a series of outdoor activities held on properties protected by the conservancy across the region. Over the course of eight months there will be hikes guided by expert naturalists, a canoe and kayak event, a wilderness painting expedition, and a bike and hike event for those looking for multiple dimensions to their recreational activities.

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Passport to Nature

The Passport to Nature is your chance to go beyond the end of the woods and explore some of the properties that The Couchiching Conservancy helps to protect.

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