Our favourite birds are returning to our area, giving our spirits a boost on some of these rainy days. With their return, we are reminded of the challenges they face - habitat loss, fragmentation, changing climate. But there is hope when people take action for our environment and help to protect it.

A lily of many names at Church Woods
Photo: Garry Fell

Free Workshop for  Volunteers

Species at Risk and Invasive Species

Learn how to identify these species in the field, what to do when you see them, and why they matter.  Whether you’re involved in Property Monitoring, Property Maintenance, Water Monitoring, or you're an Ambassador who likes to get outside, the knowledge you gain in this workshop will improve your understanding of the landscape. 

Two dates to choose from: 
Wednesday June 7th or Sunday June 25th from 1:30 to 3:30 

Workshop leader:  David J. Hawke, Stewardship Manager for The Couchiching Conservancy

Location To Be Announced dependent on registration numbers

Please Register by contacting  (705) 326-1620

Get Involved with an Upcoming Event

We are less than one month away from two great events in support of conservation efforts of the alvar. Use the links above to learn about the events.

Not able to take part this year? Consider sponsoring our celebrity birder, Steve Burrows.

Welcome Courtney!

We are so pleased to welcome Courtney Baker  to the team as our Administrative Assistant.

You'll hear her cheery voice on the phone and at the office. She's helping to ensure the office runs efficiently and is helping the staff with many tasks

Notes from the Field

The birds are returning, plants and trees are bursting with colour once again, and our volunteers are out in full force to help care for the land we love.

Since there is so much going on - activities, sightings and science - we have created a special page on our website to log all of this information, called Notes from the Field.

Passport to Nature

Seventeen free events spread out across the year gives you the opportunity to visit some of our Nature Reserves with knowledgeable guides. BONUS - events are free to attend, just register!

Thanks to the sponsors, Event Committee, Volunteer Leaders and everyone involved!

Upcoming events:
May 27: Spring Wildflower Photography - read more & register
June 10: Birding the "Highway" - read more & register
June 11: Nuts for Nature - Family Fun Fest - read more & register

With your support, we are making a difference in our region.

Website:  |  Phone: 705-326-1620
: Box 704, Orillia, ON L3V 6K7

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

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