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Tribute to Bruce Litteljohn

Dec 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… Go

November 2014 Muskoka Steward Newsletter

Nov 26, 2014
    Click here to read the newsletter online. In this issue:

Healthy Trees invasive species presentation from Woodlands and Wildlife Forest Festival

Nov 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!

Nov 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… Go

Woodlands and Wildlife Forest Festival

Oct 17, 2014

We are now accepting entry for the Muskoka Conservancy Photo Contest!

Sep 11, 2014
  For more information about the Muskoka Conservancy Photo Contest and the Michael Foster Award, click here.

Celebration of life for Gerry Castelli

Aug 28, 2014
Earlier this year, Gerry Castelli passed away, yet another victim of cancer.  Gerry has been a valued member of our Technical Advisory Group (TAG Team) since the beginning of the TAG Team over a decade ago.  Quick to volunteer, hard working,  precise and just plain pleasant to work with are the words to describe Gerry. … Go

Muskoka Steward – August 2014 Newsletter

Aug 13, 2014
To know what’s new at the Muskoka Conservancy, read our newsletter here!  

Muskoka Conservancy Award – Andrea Ross

Jun 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:

2014 Michael Foster Award winning photo!

Jun 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!

Apr 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… Go

Muskoka Conservancy and Muskoka Lakes Association Join Forces to Protect Shorelines

Jul 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)… Go

Muskoka Conservancy establishes the Foster Bratty Nature Reserve

Jul 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… Go

Congratulations to our Heritage Award Winners

Jun 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… Go

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… Go

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… Go

Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co Supports Muskoka Conservancy

Mar 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,… Go