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Nature Conservation keeps Muskoka Muskoka!

September 9, 2019
Protecting Muskoka’s wetlands and natural shorelines helps protect Muskoka’s famously excellent water quality and also protects us against floods. Wetlands are like gigantic natural sponges that absorb snow melt and rain, then slowly and gradually releases the flow into creeks and streams, eventually topping up Muskoka’s lakes. Floods happen when water has nowhere to go… View Article

Summer of 19 Fundraiser!

August 2, 2019
Thank you to all who attended and supported our first-ever Summer of ’19 Fundraiser on August 18th, 2019! The boathouse party was unforgettable- vibrant live music, refreshing cocktails, tasty food and a unique way to talk nature conservation in Muskoka! Thank you to our sponsors, auction donors, volunteers and supporters! Together, we continue to drive… View Article

Thank you Dan Kraus!

June 25, 2019
Muskoka Conservancy is very grateful to have had Dan Kraus, the Senior Conservation Biologist of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, speak at our 2019 AGM. Dan gave a presentation on “A Survival Guide to the Anthropocene: How Nature and People Could Prosper in the 21st Century”. To view the slides from his presentation, follow this… View Article

Congratulations Raffle Winners!

June 14, 2019
Congratulations to our raffle winners, thanks to our raffle prize donors, and thanks to everyone who bought a ticket! Here are the results: WestJet flights were won by Richard Ivey; Mindham Fine Jewellery won by Wilsie Mann; J.W. Marriott won by Melissa Clarke; Muskoka Brewery won by Pam Hallisey; and Lorne’s Coats won by Richard… View Article

Forest Therapy

October 3, 2018
This year, Muskoka Conservancy had our first forest therapy walk in August as part of our Nature Quest program. The walk was lead by Fran Mills, of Simcoe Muskoka Forest Therapy and involved a slow walk through our Upjohn Nature Reserve, with ‘invitations’ to explore the natural surroundings. Even though it’s a first for us,… View Article

Muskoka Conservancy in Print!

July 31, 2018
If you’re looking for more ways to find out about what the Muskoka Conservancy is up to, perhaps just opening a nearby magazine might be the best way. Muskoka Conservancy has recently appeared in a few different publications. Both Unique Muskoka and Lakeside have published articles relating to our work with birding on our properties… View Article

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.