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Upcoming Events

February 6, 2016 (Saturday)
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  4th Annual Farm Stewardship Workshop

Farmers and rural landowners are invited to attend the 4th Annual Farm Stewardship Workshop hosted by Kawartha Farm Stewardship Collaborative (KFSC).

Topics for this full-day workshop will include presentations on:

  • Changing climate - a hot topic on the farm
  • Drinking water source protection and your farm
  • Invsive plants and their impacts on agriculture
  • Stewardship funding sources

Doors open at 9:30 AM, program starts at 10:00 AM

Tickets: $25/per person. Door prizes and hot lunch provided.
Pre-registration is required, visit farmsatwork.ca/kfsc

For more information, contact info@farmsatwork.ca or 705-743-7671.

The KFSC is a collaborative network of eleven organizations across east central Ontario that work together to support on-farm stewardship in the region.

February 15, 2016 (Monday)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Notice of Office Closure, Family Day Holiday

There will be a scheduled service disruption in observance of the Family Day holiday on Monday, February 15, 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, February 16, 2016. On behalf of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

February 15, 2016 (Monday)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Family Fun Day @ Scanlon Creek

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

For a great afternoon outdoors in nature, bring family and friends to Scanlon Creek Conservation Area

  • Kicksledding (arrive early to reserve your kicksled)
  • Guided nature hikes
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Games
  • Indoor crafts
  • Hot chocolate and Bonfire

Entrance fee of $10 per vehicle or FREE with a Scanlon Creek Annual Pass. Pre-registration NOT required. For more information please contact Wanda Black or by phone at 905-895-1281, ext. 222. Presented by Friends of Scanlon Creek

February 20, 2016 (Saturday)
  5th Annual Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Dip

Take a dip in icy water to help restore the Lake Simcoe watershed! Brave dippers can dress up in wacky costumes, dip into Lake Simcoe and most importantly help raise funds for a very important cause – the environmental protection of our beautiful Lake Simcoe watershed. Have fun and get iced!

Registration Details, coming soon!

For more information visit Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation

February 26, 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 .

March 25, 2016 (Friday) -- March 28, 2016 (Monday)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Notice of Office Closure, Easter Holiday

There will be a scheduled service disruption in observance of the Easter holiday on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Good Friday) and Monday, March 28, 2016 (Easter Monday) 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, March 29, 2016. On behalf of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

April 1, 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 .

April 29, 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 .

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 5, 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 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 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*. Come and 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
  • Surveys will be carried out to identify all the birds, frogs, snakes, insects and plants that can be found.
  • Refreshments, snacks and light meals will be provided for participants throughout the day.

For further information or to register, please contact Christa Sharp or by phone at 905-895-1281, ext. 115.

*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.