Muskoka Conservancy Award – Andrea Ross

June 25, 2014
The winner of this year’s Muskoka Conservancy Award went to Andrea Ross for her SPECTACULAR painting “Maple Lake Camping” (oil on canvas, 24″ x 30″). Congratulations! For more info on Andrea’s stunning work email her at: andreaross44@gmail.com

2014 Michael Foster Award winning photo!

June 24, 2014
  Congratulations to Rod Brazier for “Misty Marsh” on Doe Lake Road.

2014 AGM

May 30, 2014
Read the 2013 financial report here.

Have a fresh one and support the Muskoka Conservancy!

May 28, 2014
Thank you to Muskoka Brewery and Dara Howell for their hard work to help Muskoka Conservancy. Congrats on the new brew….we can’t wait to give it a taste! Click on the picture to see Dara Howell in action at the Muskoka Brewery!

Photo contest, Michael Foster award!

May 7, 2014
We have chosen and contacted our winner of the Michael Foster award! The winner is to be announced at the AGM on May 31st at the Muskoka Bay Club, Gravenhurst. We deeply thank all the contest participants for their beautiful images of Muskoka!

April 10, 2014
[slideshow custom=1]   At the Muskoka Conservancy we believe in working with our community to create and support a vibrant Muskoka that honours the traditions of the community and protects our natural spaces. We work with an amazing group of volunteers, landowners, and supporters to protect our legendary landscape through acquisition, private land stewardship, and… View Article

Muskoka Conservancy and Muskoka Lakes Association Join Forces to Protect Shorelines

July 29, 2013
Thanks to a two-year $113,000 OTF Grant News: Muskoka Conservancy and the Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) are launching a new collaborative project to create a flagship shoreline stewardship program that will build community-wide awareness of water quality issues and shoreline management options. The collaborative announced a two-year $113,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)… View Article

Muskoka Conservancy establishes the Foster Bratty Nature Reserve

July 26, 2013
Muskoka Conservancy is pleased to announce that a 72- acre nature reserve has been established following the generous donation by Mike Foster and Lola Bratty of the Gravenhurst area. The Nature Reserve that bears their names is a significant property because of the 43 acre Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) and the various species at risk… View Article

Congratulations to our Heritage Award Winners

June 13, 2013
As part of our Annual General & Special Meeting we announced our 2013 Heritage Award winners.   Joint Built & Cultural and Natural Heritage Awards Margaret Moffatt – Shadow Rock Jane Welch – Ardencaple   Built & Cultural Heritage Awards Lea Simonds – Solid Comfort Stewart Memorial United Church   Robert J Boyer Award Gary… View Article

Muskoka Steward – Summer 2013

May 30, 2013
The latest edition of the Muskoka Steward is headed by mail or email to you as we speak. There are some big stories, like a $33,200 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support our Property Monitoring Program, our big move happening in June to the Perry House at 47 Quebec Street, and the parting… View Article

Muskoka Conservancy Volunteers Prepare for the Launch of a New Monitoring Program

May 3, 2013
Thanks to $33,200 OTF Grant News: Muskoka Conservancy launches a new program to coordinate and streamline property monitoring and reporting for over 1,800 acres of protected land thanks to a $33,200 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka, Norm Miller, joined OTF representative Kay Tod in congratulating the Muskoka Conservancy staff… View Article

Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co Supports Muskoka Conservancy

March 26, 2013
Muskoka Conservancy is teaming up with the Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co to steward over 250 acres of nature reserves in Muskoka. Muskoka Conservancy (MC) is a charitable land trust that works with the community to protect sensitive lands, provide private land stewardship, and educational outreach throughout Muskoka. In January 2013 two well known environmental charities,… View Article

Research Bursary Opportunity in Huntsville

February 6, 2013
The Town of Huntsville is proud to announce that it has continued funding for two bursaries for students in the field of environmental and/or health research. Each bursary is in the amount of $1250.00. Preference will be given to applications which link to the Town of Huntsville’s Unity Plan. Detailed information is attached, and can… View Article

The Land Between on TVO March 26th

February 6, 2013
The Muskoka Conservancy is excited to announce the TVO presentation of “The Land Between” on March 26th. The documentary by the Ontario Visual Heritage Project highlights the history and ecology of the stretch of land from Georgian Bay to Kingston, known as “The Land Between”. This area includes stretches of southern Muskoka, and one of… View Article

Muskoka Conservancy launches into new year

January 16, 2013
Courtesy of CottageCountryNow/Metroland Media By Alison Brownlee MUSKOKA – Same heritage and natural environment to protect, new name. The Muskoka Heritage Foundation and Muskoka Heritage Trust merged on Jan. 1, 2013, to form the Muskoka Conservancy. But executive director Kristie Virgoe said the organization would continue its role of natural heritage protection, built heritage protection… View Article

2013 Event Dates

January 7, 2013
We have lots of great events coming up in 2013: Native Plant Sale – May 11th Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony – June 8th Summer Cottage Tour – July 19th Golf Classic – August 19th

Turner Island Protected Forever

November 15, 2012
Through a conservation easement with the Muskoka Conservancy, Mary Gilmour has protected Turner Island on Lake Muskoka in perpetuity. Recognized in 1995 by the Muskoka Heritage Foundation for her stewardship of, and natural care for, the 16-acre island, Gilmour decided to take the additional step to ensure her ethic of care remains beyond her years…. View Article

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