Muskoka Conservancy Acquires 39th Property: South Monck Nature Reserve

June 13, 2018
South Monck Nature Reserve is the newest property acquired by Muskoka Conservancy. This nature reserve is over 70 acres and consists of large wetland areas and significant bird habitats. There are several species at risk that have been seen on the property as well as a large number of bird species. Additionally, it’s adjacent to… View Article

Michael Foster Photography Contest!

February 27, 2018
Time for Muskoka Conservancy’s annual Michael Foster Photography Contest! The contest runs until April 13th, 2018 and the category is Bird on the Wing. So break out out your cameras and take some photos of birds in flight! To enter the contest, just tag @Muskoka_conservancy in your photo on Instagram and we’ll post it to… View Article

Donate your Car!

January 12, 2018
Donate your car to the Muskoka Conservancy to help raise funds for us. Muskoka Conservancy is now working with Donate a Car Canada to accept vehicle donations. If you’ve got an old or unused vehicle, donate it to us to receive a tax receipt!   Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Muskoka Conservancy. … View Article

Muskoka Conservancy urges District to reject resort policies

December 18, 2017
Muskoka Conservancy’s Board of Directors has taken a position opposing the proposed resort policies in the Muskoka Official Plan Review. Citing protection of sensitive shoreline, water quality, and ecological features, the Conservancy position states that the resort re-development policies will result in intensive use incompatible with the natural functions of our watersheds. For more, click here.

Drone Video of Lake Joseph Properties

September 22, 2017
In celebration of fall, we’d like to share with you one of the stunning videos we have from one of our properties. Back in November, Pure Muskoka made an amazing drone video of one of our properties on Lake Joseph. This video gives a great view of why we feel that protecting our natural spaces… View Article

Cool Drone Video of Dahwamah Island

September 12, 2017
Muskoka Conservancy is working with property owners and the Lake Joseph community to conserve beautiful Dahwamah Island. Take a tour of what could be the next big conservation success story! Check out this drone video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA-hx2_JFD4 Learn more about the Dahwamah conservation effort here

Muskoka Conservancy Announces 37th Conservation Property

August 15, 2017
“THE BERT CROSS FAMILY NATURE RESERVE” IS A TOEHOLD AT HENRY MARSH Muskoka Conservancy is pleased to announce that a small but significant nature reserve has been established following the generous donation by The Bert Cross Family of Bracebridge. Muskoka’s newest nature reserve is just 10.5-acres, but it is significant because it is the first… View Article

Concerned about invasive plants?

August 11, 2017
Thanks in large part to a recent media push by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, people are learning more about invasive species, in particular, Giant_Hogweed. Occasionally, we have people bring a bag of some suspect weed into our office, and we try to help them identify what they’ve got and what they can do about… View Article

Safe Quiet Lakes Survey

June 22, 2017
Your lakes, your views – 2017 survey! Please take time to fill out this survey that gathers opinions and experiences from everyone who uses Muskoka waterways. http://survey.erinresearch.com/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=86L0l68 The survey will be available online from Monday, June 12th to Monday, July 10th, 2017. This 2017 research will help Safe Quiet Lakes to better understand your interests…. View Article

Muskoka Steward – Spring 2017

May 5, 2017
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Muskoka Steward – Winter 2017

February 23, 2017
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Michael Foster Photo Contest 2017

February 23, 2017

Giving Tuesday a HUGE success!

February 23, 2017
THANK YOU! Today is “Thank You Thursday” and we have a LOT to be thankful for! WOW – we are so thrilled with the generosity and support Muskoka Conservancy received earlier this week on Giving Tuesday. In one day alone, we raised $5195 through the online campaign – well above our target of $2000. With… View Article

Muskoka Steward – Fall 2016

February 23, 2017

Muskoka Steward – Special Edition, September 2016

September 14, 2016
       

Artists donate work to help protect nature

September 9, 2016
Thanks to the generosity of some of Muskoka’s most recognized artists, Muskoka on the Edge 2016 was a huge success that will ensure Muskoka Conservancy can keep protecting space for nature in Muskoka. Susan Tremaine’s beautiful canvas Seven Pines at Sunset, Chris Cape’s sculpture Barred Owl, Pat Fairhead’s canvas Water#2, and Wendy Moses’ chair titled Sitting in the Garden were among the artworks… View Article

Ken Black: community leader and conservationist

August 29, 2016
Ken Black served as President of Muskoka Heritage Foundation from 2001 to 2004 and was the founder of Muskoka Watershed Council. Muskoka Conservancy will miss Ken’s kind friendship, wisdom, and straight talk. Our love and thoughts are with Beth and Ken’s family.   In 2015, Ken received The Wayland Drew Natural Heritage Award, which presented… View Article

Muskoka Steward – Summer 2016

August 2, 2016

Muskoka Steward – Spring 2016

May 5, 2016

Earth Day Cleanup at the Upjohn Nature Reserve

May 5, 2016
In honour of Earth Day on April 22nd, a Youth Group from the Wellington Street Pentecostal Church in Bracebridge contacted us looking to help out and get their hands dirty! The Upjohn Nature Reserve has been in need of a roadside cleanup for the last few years, and we thought this would be a perfect… View Article
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