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Muskoka Steward – Special Edition, September 2016

Sep 14, 2016

Artists donate work to help protect nature

Sep 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… Go

Ken Black: community leader and conservationist

Aug 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… Go

Muskoka Steward – Summer 2016

Aug 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… Go

What a bunch of LOONS!

Feb 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… Go

Muskoka Steward – Winter 2016

Feb 2, 2016

Your impact has been doubled on GivingTuesday!

Dec 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,… Go

Muskoka Steward – Fall 2015

Nov 17, 2015

Starting the fall season with great community support

Oct 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… Go

Muskoka Steward – Summer 2015

Aug 12, 2015

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

Jul 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… Go

Do you have questions about your trees?

Jun 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… Go

Muskoka Conservancy 2015 AGM

Jun 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!”… Go

Our AGM is coming soon…

May 29, 2015

Annual Working Around Water Symposium a Success!

Apr 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… Go

Start planning your spring planting!

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

Gravenhurst Winter Carnival!

Mar 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

Mar 2, 2015
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