730 acres of intact wilderness. Over 4km of one of the last wild rivers in southern Ontario, the Black River. Thanks to those who have already donated or pledged their support, we are closing in on our goal of $575,000. With your help, this land will be protected forever.

Also, you can take part in an upcoming event at the Black River Wildlands, take a look at our partnership with the Orillia Museum and learn about what's been going on at the other properties that you help to protect. All info and links below.

With your support, this will be
the Black River Wildlands

Hike, Bike or Paddle
the Black River Wildlands

As you may know, we are working on creating a new 730 acre nature reserve. There has been a great deal of interest and excitement, with many people asking to see it first hand.

Thanks to Janet Grand and volunteers, you can hike, bike or paddle to get to know the Black River Wildlands.

The first event is Sunday, July 30. Use the link below for details and to register.
Notes from the Field
Summer Edition
What have volunteers and staff been up to lately to care for the properties under our protection? Read all about it in our Notes from the Field.

Pictured: Stewardship Program Manager, David Hawke, hanging out with the 'local gals' in Carden.
Partnership with Orillia Museum of Art & History
Art in Nature Workshops
OMAH is welcoming people of all ages to various Conservancy properties to explore nature & create a small take-home art project!

Temporary Sculptures at Grant's Woods
Walk the trails and experience a series of works of art within the natural setting. Professional artists have created temporary, non-invasive works of art that compliment the land but do no harm to it. (Pictured: Memoir of a White Pine)

Plein Air events
Hike along the trails of Alexander Hope Smith in Washago and the Wilkins Easement in Oro-Medonte to interact with plein-air artists & photographers who will be creating art.
Passport to Nature
Upcoming events:
August 9 - Astronomy. Register
Sept 16 - Storytelling. Register
Nov 18 - Confessions of a Crazed Photographer. Register

Events at Capacity (Waitlist available):
August 12 - History & Hike. Waitlist
August 20 - Yoga in the Woods. Waitlist
Sept 16 - Rock, Dirt, Glaciers & Grikes. Waitlist
October 1 - Hike to Find Fungi. Waitlist
Oct 13 - It's all about Leaves. Waitlist

(pictured: Shoreline Exploration at Waterthrush Woods)

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: Box 704, Orillia, ON L3V 6K7

Office: 1485 Division Rd W, Orillia, ON L3V 6H2

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