Thank you to everyone who came out to the January potluck! It was a great evening filled with delicious food and great company. Larissa and Krystal of Ontario Streams provided valuable analyses of the data we have collected so far, and some benefits and drawbacks of citizen science were brought to light. Water Team member and CC intern, Meagan Coughlin, has taken the lead in writing a report on these findings.

Hope to see you all at the Lunch and Learn February 23rd (don't forget to RSVP by February 19th)!


Meagans First Day at the Office
2015 Water Report

Water Team member, Meagan Coughlin was recently welcomed to the Couchiching Conservancy as an intern. She is busy working on a report summarizing what was learned during the first year of the Carden Water Quality Monitoring Project. 

A special thank you to Meagan for taking on this project. We are lucky to have you on our team!

Prairie Smoke Mullein and Vipers Bugloss on Turnbull Ranch in Carden photo by Dave Hawke
Pizza and Alvars 

Tuesday February 23, 2016
Noon to 2 pm
@ The Orillia Public Library

Come and join active CC volunteers for a special appreciation 'Lunch and Learn'. Local naturalist and steward, David Hawke will fill your brain with captivating information about alvars, and 
free pizza will fill your tummy with delicious, cheesy goodness. 

RSVP by February 19th to Gay Guthrie  (705) 326-1620  

Pick up your Blue Bill today
Get Your Blue Bil l

The only way to get a Couchiching Conservancy blue-billed hat is by becoming a member of the water testing team! We were honoured to receive our hats at the AGM last Saturday. If you have not received your blue bill, drop by the Grants Woods office to pick it up.


Cover of 'Planning for Climate Change in Muskoka' by Muskoka Watershed Council
What to Expect by 2050

Planning for Climate Change in Muskoka

If you only read one document on Climate Change, this is a great choice.  The report delves into what we can expect from climate change in our region by 2050:  the plausible impacts of climate change and thoughts on what we can do to be ready. 

The report also has a succinct introduction to climate change and answers nagging questions like, "what's the difference between weather and climate?" and, "what's a greenhouse gas?"  Highly recommended.