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Muskoka Conservancy 2020 Annual Meeting is June 13 on Zoom!

May 4, 2020
Fresh energy is always welcome! Please join us! You are invited you to a Zoom meeting. Muskoka Conservancy Annual Meeting June 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89279539349?pwd=aDlsdU0xaFlCNFBqNWNxQjJwdDJCQT09 Password: 878676 With special guest speaker Eric Davies! More details to follow! One tap mobile +13017158592,,89279539349#,,1#,878676# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,89279539349#,,1#,878676# US (Chicago) Dial by your location… Go

Earth Day a perfect time to Thank Shirley McIntyre

Apr 22, 2020
Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is the perfect time for Muskoka Conservancy to recognize a true hero of nature conservation in Muskoka: Shirley McIntyre of Browning Island, Lake Muskoka! Shirley was well-loved and a revered islander who passed away in December 2018, and Shirley loved Muskoka! She wanted to protect what she loved, so she… Go

Muskoka Conservancy announces 42nd property!

Mar 25, 2020
Muskoka Welcome Nature Reserve is the newest property acquired by Muskoka Conservancy. This nature reserve totals 103 acres and consists of large wetland areas and rock barren habitats. It is situated adjacent to the Kahshe Lake Barrens, a Conservation Reserve that boasts many species at risk. Securing this property provides a beneficial wildlife corridor in… Go

A Note Regarding Muskoka Conservancy and COVID-19

Mar 18, 2020
Muskoka Conservancy has been closely monitoring the developments around COVID-19 and the potential impact on our community and Muskoka Conservancy programs and activities. We are mindful of the health of our volunteers, directors, supporters, community partners and staff. The following actions are being taken to ensure Muskoka Conservancy is doing its part to support the… Go

Muskoka Earth Festival Cancelled

Sep 23, 2019
Workshops | Vendors | Music | Food | Saturday, May 30th, 2020 | 10 am – 5 pm | Bracebridge Fairgrounds
Wetlands are worth saving!

Nature Conservation keeps Muskoka Muskoka!

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

Muskoka Conservancy in Print!

Jul 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… Go

Muskoka Conservancy Acquires 39th Property: South Monck Nature Reserve

Jun 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… Go

Donate your Car!

Jan 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. … Go

Muskoka Conservancy urges District to reject resort policies

Dec 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

Sep 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… Go

Cool Drone Video of Dahwamah Island

Sep 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

Aug 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… Go

Concerned about invasive plants?

Aug 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… Go

Safe Quiet Lakes Survey

Jun 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…. Go

Muskoka Steward – Spring 2017

May 5, 2017
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Muskoka Steward – Winter 2017

Feb 23, 2017
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Michael Foster Photo Contest 2017

Feb 23, 2017

Giving Tuesday a HUGE success!

Feb 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… Go

Muskoka Steward – Fall 2016

Feb 23, 2017