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 Upcoming Events, Meetings & Workshops

Notice of Office Closure, Labour Day Holiday
Date: Monday, September 05, 2016
Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket

​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.

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meeting Place: Boston Pizza, 253 Queensway South, Keswick

Join us for our annual “Up the Maskinonge with a Paddle” event. Bring your kayak, canoe or paddleboat and hit the water as part of a guided tour to view restoration projects along the Maskinonge River.

Don’t have a boat? No problem! The Georgina Dragon Boat Club will have a spot for you on theirs!

Register for this FREE community event online or by calling Brittany at 905-895-1281 x326.

Up the Maskinonge with a Paddle Flyer

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Nobleton Community Hall, 19 Old King Road, King City

Learn how you can better manage the health of your pond using natural techniques.

Topics will include:

  • Algae: What is it and why do you have it? Learn how to address and prevent algae using natural techniques.
  • Learning to recognize the indicators of an unhealthy pond and what you can do to help.
  • Determining the type of pond you have and how it is linked to the landscape.
  • Funding Opportunities: Learn about free technical and financial assistance available to help you.

RSVP to Nadine Abrams, 416-661-6600 x5349 or ruralwater@trca.on.ca

Pond Management Workshop Flyer

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Mt. Albert Ross Faily Complex, 19300 Centre St., Mount Albert

​A new, fun and educational community event that celebrates nature.

What's on:

  • dip nets into Vivian Creek to find out what lives there
  • plant shrubs for bees and butterflies
  • find out how to create Monarch butterfly habitats
  • learn how to minimize your impact on your natural environment

Everyone in Mount Albert and across East Gwillimbury is invited to attend this FREE event--especially those who want to learn more about and experience the natural beauty of Mount Albert, through four extraordinary interactive workshops and public displays from local organizations.

Activity sign-up on-site at 10 am.

Download Nature Day Activity Schedule

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Southshore Community Centre, 205 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie

​Join conservation supporters, business leaders and elected officials to share the excitement of the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation (LSCF) first annual fundraiser in Barrie. We look forward to seeing you there!

Presentation by LSRCA CAO Mike Walters on the health of Lake Simcoe and the incredible work of the Authority.

  • Tickets: $100 per person or $150 for a pair
  • Full Dinner / Silent Auction
  • Corporate Sponsorship starting at $1,000

Ways to order tickets and sponsorship:

  • Phone LSCF Board Director (Barrie), Steve Chenier, 705-726-0051
  • Online
  • Email Lee Hanson
Board of Directors Meeting & SPA Meeting
Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket

​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.

*Please note: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. is a Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching/Black River Source Protection Authority (SPA) meeting, followed by the LSRCA Board meeting from 10:00 a.m. until Noon.

Notice of Office Closure, Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Date: Monday, October 10, 2016
Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket

​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.

Night Sky with the Naked Eye
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, 2450 9th Line, Bradford

​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 intrigued 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 email Wanda Black or by phone at 905-895-1281, ext. 222. Presented by Friends of Scanlon Creek.

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, 2450 9th Line, Bradford

​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.

Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket

​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.

35th Annual Conservation Awards Ceremony
Date: Thursday, November 03, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Madsen's Garden & Greenhouses

​The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s (LSRCA) annual Conservation Awards celebrate "watershed heroes" - individuals, groups or businesses doing good work to improve the environment in the Lake Simcoe watershed

Notice of Office Closure, Remembrance Day
Date: Friday, November 11, 2016
Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket

​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.

Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, November 25, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:

​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.

Winter Moccasin Workshop
Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - Sunday, December 04, 2016
Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, 2450 9th Line, Bradford

​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

Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket

​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.

Notice of Office Holiday Closure
Date: Monday, December 26, 2016 - Monday, January 02, 2017
Location: LSRCA Administrative Office, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket

​The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's Administrative Office 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.