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Upcoming Events

May 3, 2016 (Tuesday)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Go Wild! Make Your Garden a Habitat

Location: Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket [ Google Map ]

Wildlife are drawn to the right kind of garden. Find out how you can attract birds, bees and butterflies to your own garden this spring. Discover the three key elements that can make your garden more wildlife friendly and how to add simple rain-capture features. This seminar will also showcase a local resident's beautiful garden oasis and how he received grant funding to help pay for it.

Speaker: Lake Simcoe South Master Gardener and Lake Simcoe Watershed Landowner - Mr. Ogilvie.

Seminar is free, spaces are limited. Please register online or call 1-888-967-5426.

For more information, contact Lori McLean, or by phone at 905-895-1281, ext.121.

May 7, 2016 (Saturday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Plant a Tree with Mom!

Location: Herrema Fields (Brock St E and Herrema Blvd), Uxbridge [ Google Map ]

Join us on Mother’s Day weekend for a Community Tree Planting event. We’ll provide plants, refreshments and a personalized tree tag. Please bring gloves, a shovel, your friends and family! Register by contacting Andrea Gynan, LSRCA, a.gynan@LSRCA.on.ca 905-895-1281, ext.236.

May 7, 2016 (Saturday)
9:30 AM
  Aurora Community Arboretum Community Tree Planting

Location: Aurora Arboretum – Birkshire Dr. near Skipton Trail. Use the entrance beside Optimist Park [ Google Map ]

Join us at the annual Aurora Arboretum Community Planting Day to help us plant more than 500 trees and shrubs. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Rain or shine! RSVP by contacting membersandvolunteers@auroraarboretum.ca or call 905-727-6474.

May 7, 2016 (Saturday)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Community Tree Planting - Keswick

Location: Whipper Watson Park, Keswick [ Google Map ]

Join the Maskinonge River Recovery Project team to plant 200+ trees and shrubs in your neighbourhood! We’ll provide the plants and shovels! If you can only spend an hour with us, we welcome drop-ins. To register, contact Brittany at b.ballagh@LSRCA.on.ca or 1-800-465-0437. This community tree planting supports the Maskinonge River Recovery Project (MRRP).

May 14, 2016 (Saturday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Community Tree Planting - Barrie

Location: 99 Loon Ave., Barrie [ Google Map ]

Join us to plant 450 trees on Loon Ave. in Barrie. Gloves and close-toed footwear required. We’ll provide the plants and shovels. RSVP by contacting Katleya Young-Chin at 1-800-465-0437 or k.young-chin@LSRCA.on.ca.

May 17, 2016 (Tuesday)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  The Hottest Gardening Trends for 2016

Location: Holland Landing Community Centre, 19513 Yonge St., East Gwillimbury [ Google Map ]

The latest trends in gardening blend the luxury and beauty of traditional gardens with practical advice on irrigation and water conservation. Learn how you can incorporate xeriscaping (drought-tolerant gardening), edible gardens and rain gardens into your landscape to have the trendiest garden on the block. This seminar will also include a tour of a local resident's beautiful rain garden and teach you how you can apply for grants to build one too!

Speakers: Sean James of Fernridge Landscaping and Lori McLean of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Seminar is free, spaces are limited. Please register online or call 1-888-967-5426.

For more information, contact Lori McLean, or by phone at 905-895-1281, ext.121.

May 23, 2016 (Monday)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Notice of Office Closure, Victoria Day Holiday

There will be a scheduled service disruption in observance of the Victoria Day holiday on Monday, May 23, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The disruption includes:

  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority office
  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation office; and
  • Closure of the Conservation Ontario office

The offices will re-open for business at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. On behalf of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

May 27, 2016 (Friday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  LSRCA Board of Directors Meeting

Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket.
Google Map ]

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's (LSRCA) Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to review conservation projects and conservation area programming, as well as planning and regulatory activities under The Conservation Authorities Act.

Meeting agendas are typically posted the Friday before the board meeting .

June 8, 2016 (Wednesday)
  28th Annual Conservation Dinner

Location: The Manor at Carrying Place Golf and Country Club, 16750 Weston Rd., King, ON [ Google Map ]

The Conservation Dinner is the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation's annual signature event. The Dinner not only aims to raise funds for critical environmental restoration, protection and educational programs and projects in the Lake Simcoe watershed but also awareness of the importance to taking care of our fragile ecosystem.

Thanks to the Foundation's supporters, what started out as a simple church basement fundraiser has evolved into an event that since 2001 has raised over $1 million!

With your continued support you will be doing your part for a cleaner and greener community, today and tomorrow.

Purchase your tickets or sponsorship at lakesimcoefoundation.ca. For more information call 905-895-1281 or email: foundation@lsrca.on.ca.

June 12, 2016 (Sunday)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Trails Day/Mayors Hike for Health

Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, 2450 9th Line, Bradford [ Google Map ]

Hosted by the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Hike for 45 or 30 minutes. Complimentary BBQ at noon.

Entrance fee of $10 per vehicle or FREE with a Scanlon Creek Annual Pass. Pre-registration NOT required. For more information please contact 905-895-1281.

June 18, 2016 (Saturday)
5:00 AM
  Scanlon Creek Bioblitz

Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, 2450 9th Line, Bradford [ Google Map ]

Volunteers are needed for the 2nd annual Scanlon Creek BioBlitz*. Share your expertise with others in a race against the clock to identify as many species of plants and animals as possible in one day!

If you have expertise, we need you! If you just want to help out, we need you too!

  • 5:00 a.m. until after dusk
  • Use surveys to identify all the birds, frogs, snakes, insects and plants that can be found.
  • Refreshments, snacks and light meals will be provided throughout the day.

PLEASE BRING: Bug spray, hiking boots, hat, long pants, sunscreen, binoculars, GPS and ID books if you have them. This event is rain or shine so be sure to dress appropriately. PARTICIPANT ADMISSION IS FREE!

For further information or to register, please contact Christa Sharp or by phone at 905-895-1281, ext. 115. In partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Friends of Scanlon Creek and the Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network (BEAN).

*The Ontario BioBlitz program was initiated by Ontario Nature, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority, the Toronto Zoo and Rouge Park. More information available at www.ontariobioblitz.ca.

June 24, 2016 (Friday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  LSRCA Board of Directors Meeting

Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket.
Google Map ]

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's (LSRCA) Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to review conservation projects and conservation area programming, as well as planning and regulatory activities under The Conservation Authorities Act.

Meeting agendas are typically posted the Friday before the board meeting .

July 1, 2016 (Friday)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Notice of Office Closure, Canada Day Holiday

There will be a scheduled service disruption in observance of the Canada Day holiday on Friday, July 1, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The disruption includes:

  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority office
  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation office; and
  • Closure of the Conservation Ontario office

The offices will re-open for business at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 4, 2016. On behalf of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

July 22, 2016 (Friday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  LSRCA Board of Directors Meeting

Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket.
Google Map ]

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's (LSRCA) Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to review conservation projects and conservation area programming, as well as planning and regulatory activities under The Conservation Authorities Act.

Meeting agendas are typically posted the Friday before the board meeting .

August 1, 2016 (Monday)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Notice of Office Closure, Civic Holiday (Simcoe Day)

There will be a scheduled service disruption in observance of the Ontario Civic (Simcoe Day) holiday on Monday, August 1, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The disruption includes:

  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority office
  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation office; and
  • Closure of the Conservation Ontario office

The offices will re-open for business at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. On behalf of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

August 13, 2016 (Saturday)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Volunteer Day @ Scanlon Creek

Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, 2450 9th Line, Bradford [ Google Map ]

Feeling energetic? Want to contribute? If you can swing a hammer, dig a hole or cut boards, we need you! The Friends of Scanlon Creek are looking for volunteers to assist with helping to maintain and improve the facilities at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area. Refreshments, some laughter and a lot of 'thanks' will be provided.

  • 9am to 1pm at the Nature Centre

To register, please contact Brian Kemp or by phone at 905-895-1281, ext. 289. Presented by Friends of Scanlon Creek

September 5, 2016 (Monday)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Notice of Office Closure, Labour Day Holiday

There will be a scheduled service disruption in observance of the Labour Day holiday on Monday, September 5, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The disruption includes:

  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority office
  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation office; and
  • Closure of the Conservation Ontario office

The offices will re-open for business at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. On behalf of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

September 23, 2016 (Friday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  LSRCA Board of Directors Meeting

Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket.
Google Map ]

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's (LSRCA) Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to review conservation projects and conservation area programming, as well as planning and regulatory activities under The Conservation Authorities Act.

Meeting agendas are typically posted the Friday before the board meeting .

October 10, 2016 (Monday)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Notice of Office Closure, Thanksgiving Day Holiday

There will be a scheduled service disruption in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Monday, October 10, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The disruption includes:

  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority office
  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation office; and
  • Closure of the Conservation Ontario office

The offices will re-open for business at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. On behalf of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

October 15, 2016 (Saturday)
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Night Sky with the Naked Eye

Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, 2450 9th Line, Bradford [ Google Map ]

A naked eye astronomy program by experienced professional outdoor educator and entertaining amateur astronomer, Shane Kramer. Enjoy the slideshow and then come outside to view some stellar objects first-hand. Be intriged by some easy to remember facts about and stories of the stars, that have been passed down through cultures all over the world.

  • 7:30pm to 9pm at the Nature Centre
  • Warm the crisp fall air with a hot chocolate, enjoyed around the campfire.

To register, please contact Wanda Black or by phone at 905-895-1281, ext. 222. Presented by Friends of Scanlon Creek

October 22, 2016 (Saturday)
  3rd Annual Run for the Trails

Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, 2450 9th Line, Bradford [ Google Map ]

The Friends of Scanlon Creek are excited to announce our 3rd annual Run for the Trails at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area. Races will include a challenging 7km trail run/walk and a fun 3km kids trail run/walk and a 1km toddlers walk. Incredible FREE giveaways, including t-shirts, awards, and awesome door prizes!

We invite your organization to show your support for Scanlon Creek by sponsoring this event.

For more information on runner registration, race details and sponsorship visit lakesimcoefoundation.ca or call 905-895-1281.

October 28, 2016 (Friday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  LSRCA Board of Directors Meeting

Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket.
Google Map ]

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's (LSRCA) Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to review conservation projects and conservation area programming, as well as planning and regulatory activities under The Conservation Authorities Act.

Meeting agendas are typically posted the Friday before the board meeting .

November 11, 2016 (Friday)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Notice of Office Closure, Remembrance Day

There will be a scheduled service disruption in observance of Remembrance Day on Friday, November 11, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The disruption includes:

  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority office
  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation office; and
  • Closure of the Conservation Ontario office

The offices will re-open for business at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016. On behalf of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

November 25, 2016 (Friday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  LSRCA Board of Directors Meeting

Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket.
Google Map ]

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's (LSRCA) Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to review conservation projects and conservation area programming, as well as planning and regulatory activities under The Conservation Authorities Act.

Meeting agendas are typically posted the Friday before the board meeting .

December 3, 2016 (Saturday) -- December 4, 2016 (Sunday)
  Winter Moccasin Workshop

Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, 2450 9th Line, Bradford [ Google Map ]

Design and create your own pair of traditional deerskin and canvas winter moccasins. This workshop includes:

  • Materials for the outer moccasin
  • Hands-on instruction from Lure of the North
  • Access to Scanlon Creek Conservation Area
  • $25 donation towards the fundraising for installing solar panels on the Nature Centre
  • Cost: $250 + HST

Register at www.lureofthenorth.com. Presented by Friends of Scanlon Creek

December 16, 2016 (Friday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  LSRCA Board of Directors Meeting

Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket.
Google Map ]

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's (LSRCA) Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to review conservation projects and conservation area programming, as well as planning and regulatory activities under The Conservation Authorities Act.

Meeting agendas are typically posted the Friday before the board meeting .

December 26, 2016 (Monday) -- January 2, 2017 (Monday)
  Notice of Office Holiday Closure

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's Administrative Office (120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket) will be closed between Monday, December 26, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017. Our office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The temporary service disruption includes:

  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority office
  • Closure of the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation office; and
  • Closure of the Conservation Ontario office

On behalf of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Have a safe and happy holiday season.