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

What a bunch of LOONS!

February 23, 2016
Muskoka Conservancy wins “Most Outrageous Team” award at the 2016 Gravenhurst Winter Carnival Bed Races! On Saturday, February 20th, Muskoka Conservancy volunteers competed in the annual bed race competition during the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival. Our nature-themed bed, designed this year as a Common Loon, had custom knit loon hats on our runners, and a baby… View Article

Muskoka Steward – Winter 2016

February 2, 2016

Your impact has been doubled on GivingTuesday!

December 8, 2015
Thank you to all the supporters who generously donated to our Legacy Fund on GivingTuesday! We are very happy to say that this year, we’ve reached more than our goal to increase the Legacy Fund by $1,000. We surpassed our goal and raised $1,900! Thanks to a generous donor who matched every dollar above $500,… View Article

Muskoka Steward – Fall 2015

November 17, 2015

Starting the fall season with great community support

October 8, 2015
Last Saturday, Muskoka Conservancy was invited to a special event: the Harvest Ale Launch Party at the Muskoka Brewery. Live music, entertainment, BBQ… the brewery hosted a great party right on the production floor! While guests were enjoying beers and tasty food, we received a very generous donation of $1000 to support restoration expanses on… View Article

Muskoka Steward – Summer 2015

August 12, 2015

Join us to hang detective traps for the invasive Emerald Ash Borer

July 17, 2015
On Monday, July 20th (9 am) in front of the Visitor Information Centre (Bird’s Mill) in Bracebridge, the Muskoka Conservancy, along with BioForest Technologies, will install a trap for detection of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).    Mayor Graydon Smith will be present on behalf of Bracebridge. Significant outbreaks of the metallic green EAB are… View Article

Do you have questions about your trees?

June 25, 2015
Muskoka Conservancy is offering a new stewardship program to empower landowners to support the health of the forest ecosystem in Muskoka.  This is a two year project in collaboration with Westwind Forest Stewardship, and is funded for the next year by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The program, which launched in March 2014, is creating community-wide… View Article

Muskoka Conservancy 2015 AGM

June 12, 2015
Our 2015 AGM gathered more than 80 people at the Nipissing University Campus on June 6th. We are very grateful to all the members and participants who joined us on that day. A huge THANK YOU to David Phillips who was our keynote speaker, his presentation “What’s up with the weather? Tomorrow’s forecast: warm, wet and wild!”… View Article

Our AGM is coming soon…

May 29, 2015

Annual Working Around Water Symposium a Success!

April 7, 2015
As part of the Shoreline Stewardship program, Muskoka Conservancy hosted their second annual “Working Around Water” Symposium for professionals in Muskoka on Tuesday, March 31st at Nipissing University in Bracebridge. The event brought together local professionals to hear about topics related to the health of our waterways, including the economics of shorelines, shoreline biology, erosion… View Article

Start planning your spring planting!

March 26, 2015
Order your plants before May 4th, 2015. Get more information about our 2015 native plant selection here.

Gravenhurst Winter Carnival!

March 6, 2015
On the 21st of February 2015, the Muskoka Conservancy team ran the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival famous bed race! We ran bravely and well and managed to clinch 4th place. Rick Mercer stopped by for a chat and a race as well!

February 2015 Muskoka Steward Newsletter

March 2, 2015
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Tribute to Bruce Litteljohn

December 5, 2014
The Muskoka environmental movement lost a great friend and advocate this year with the passing of Bruce Litteljohn.  Bruce retired to Muskoka and his beloved Canadian Shield fifteen years ago.  It was hardly a retirement as he immediately immersed himself in the various environmental issues of the day.  In his first year he joined the… View Article

November 2014 Muskoka Steward Newsletter

November 26, 2014
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Healthy Trees invasive species presentation from Woodlands and Wildlife Forest Festival

November 26, 2014
Are you concerned about invasive species on your Muskoka property? Check out this slideshow presentation that was delivered at the Woodlands and Wildlife Forest Festival in Huntsville, Ontario on November 14th, 2014.

GivingTuesday is coming up!

November 25, 2014
What is ? “GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday,GivingTuesday is a time to celebrate and encourage activities that support charities and non profits. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering time, helping a neighbour or spreading the word, GivingTuesday is a movement for everyone who wants… View Article
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