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Upcoming Events

September 18, 2014 (Thursday)
  Night Walks @ Scanlon Creek!

Experience nature by night! Local Bradford resident, Jim Masin, will show participants how to walk safely in the woods at night. This will be a unique experience not to be missed - even if you already walk the trails of Scanlon Creek in the daytime. Jim will show you how to “let your feet find the path” and be immersed in nature in the dark. No dogs please, no smoking and no flashlights. Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, 2450 9th Line, Bradford West Gwillimbury. [ Google Map ]

  • The walks are free with your park pass, begin at sunset at the Nature Centre and last about an hour and a half.
  • Pre-registration is required*. Registration is limited to 10 people per night so please book early to avoid disappointment

Entrance fee of $10 per vehicle or FREE with a Scanlon Creek Annual Pass.
To register, contact Wanda Black w.black@lsrca.on.ca or by phone at 905-895-1281, ext. 222.
Presented by Friends of Scanlon Creek

September 19, 2014 (Friday)
7:00 PM
  Downtown Barrie B.I.A.’s “Curb Appeal” Event to Benefit the Lake Simcoe Watershed

An Outdoor Dining Experience is almost SOLD OUT!

Tickets are almost sold out for downtown Barrie’s second annual “Curb Appeal” event on Friday, September 19, 2014, which showcases the best in downtown Barrie restaurants.

Located at the beautiful city dock at Bayfield and Simcoe Streets, experience 5 courses prepared by 5 chefs. Its one amazing meal! Space is limited.

Thanks to Downtown Barrie B.I.A. for thinking of our beautiful watershed! Proceeds of this event will benefit the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation’s The Creeks Project Campaign which is raising funds for stewardship projects in the Barrie, Hewitt’s and Lover’s Creeks sub-watersheds.

For more information, please visit the Curb Appeal website.

September 20, 2014 (Saturday)
10:00 AM
  Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup - Aurora Community Arboretum

Join us at the Aurora Community Arboretum to pick up shoreline litter along the East Holland River (north of Wellington, south of St. John's Sideroad) as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. [ Google Map ]

Meet at the gazebo by the Aurora Sports Dome (135 Industrial Parkway N., Aurora) and please dress appropriately for the weather. We supply garbage bags and gloves. If you are a high school student, your registered participation can count towards your community service hours.

Register online today at www.shorelinecleanup.ca For more information, contact Lori McLean at 905-895-1281 ext. 272.

September 22, 2014 (Monday)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Emerald Ash Borer in your woodlot: A free workshop for landowners

Location: Lemonville Community Centre,
13454 McCowan Road, Whitchurch-Stouffville [ Google Map ]

All ash trees in Ontario are at risk from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that attacks and kills ash trees. Now is the time to prepare for the potentially devastating impact of EAB. Discover how EAB will affect your forest and what approaches you can take to minimize its impact. Talk with experts and learn about local resources on woodland management at a free workshop offered by York Region in partnership with Forests Ontario.

For more information and to register, visit the Forest Ontario website or call 1-877-646-1193.

September 26, 2014 (Friday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  LSRCA Board of Directors Meeting

Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, Nature Centre,
2450 9th Line, Bradford West Gwillimbury [ Google map ]

Please note: The LSRCA Board meeting takes place from 9am - 11am, followed by the Source Protection Authority meeting at 11am.

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.

September 27, 2014 (Saturday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Beaverton Community Tree Planting
Location: [ Google Map ]

Bring your friends and family and get some fresh fall air. Beaverton, this is your chance to plant 105 new trees in your community. Join us for a community planting event on Simcoe Street. You bring the muscle, we’ll provide the trees and shovels and show you how it’s done. The planting location is on the north side of Simcoe Street, on the west side of the railroad tracks. High school students, your participation can count towards your community service hours. Register online, spots are filling up fast: www.tdtreedays.com. For more information, contact Andrea Gynan at 905-895-1281 ext.236.

September 28, 2014 (Sunday)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Kids Fun Day @ Scanlon Creek!

Calling all kids! Face painting, scavenger hunt, obstacle course, bubbles, parachute and more!!
Location: Discovery Play Garden at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, 2450 9th Line, Bradford West Gwillimbury. [ Google Map ]

  • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Discovery Play Garden
  • No pre-registration required – just bring the kids!
  • Rain or Shine

Entrance fee of $10 per vehicle or FREE with a Scanlon Creek Annual Pass.
Presented by Friends of Scanlon Creek

October 6, 2014 (Monday)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Emerald Ash Borer in your woodlot: A free workshop for landowners

Location: Mount Albert Lions Community Centre,
5057 Mount Albert Road, (Mount Albert) East Gwillimbury [ Google Map ]

All ash trees in Ontario are at risk from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that attacks and kills ash trees. Now is the time to prepare for the potentially devastating impact of EAB. Discover how EAB will affect your forest and what approaches you can take to minimize its impact. Talk with experts and learn about local resources on woodland management at a free workshop offered by York Region in partnership with Forests Ontario.

For more information and to register, visit the Forest Ontario website or call 1-877-646-1193.

October 9, 2014 (Thursday)
7:00 PM
  Free Public Workshop: Restoring the Barrie Creeks

Location: Dorian Parker Centre, Sunnidale Park, 227 Sunnidale Road, Barrie
[ Google Map ]

Join LSRCA staff for a presentation about the state of the creeks in Barrie. Learn what you can do on your property that will help fix the creeks and Lake Simcoe. The workshop is free but pre-registration is requested. To register please contact D.Aulenback@lsrca.on.ca or 905-895-1281, ext. 114.

October 13, 2014 (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 13, 2014, 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 14, 2014. On behalf of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

October 16, 2014 (Thursday)
  Night Walks @ Scanlon Creek

Experience nature by night! Local Bradford resident, Jim Masin, will show participants how to walk safely in the woods at night. This will be a unique experience not to be missed - even if you already walk the trails of Scanlon Creek in the daytime. Jim will show you how to “let your feet find the path” and be immersed in nature in the dark. No dogs please, no smoking and no flashlights. Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, 2450 9th Line, Bradford West Gwillimbury. [ Google Map ]

  • The walks are free with your park pass, begin at sunset at the Nature Centre and last about an hour and a half.
  • Pre-registration is required*. Registration is limited to 10 people per night so please book early to avoid disappointment

Entrance fee of $10 per vehicle or FREE with a Scanlon Creek Annual Pass.
To register, contact Wanda Black w.black@lsrca.on.ca or by phone at 905-895-1281, ext. 222.
Presented by Friends of Scanlon Creek

October 18, 2014 (Saturday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Aurora Community Tree Planting
Location: [ Google Map ]

Aurora, get ready to contribute to your new Community Wildlife Park. This is your chance to help plant 500 new trees that provide food and shelter for our feathered friends. Join us for a community planting event on Pointon Street near Hartwell Way. Only a few spots remain, sign up today! www.tdtreedays.com. For more information, contact Lori McLean at 905-895-1281 ext.272.

October 24, 2014 (Friday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  LSRCA Board of Directors Meeting

Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, Nature Centre,
2450 9th Line, Bradford West Gwillimbury [ Google map ]

Please note: The LSRCA Board meeting takes place from 9am - 11am, followed by the Source Protection Authority meeting at 11am.

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 26, 2014 (Sunday)
10:00 AM
  Living Green Barrie Community Tree Planting

Location: 272 Ferndale Drive (entrance to the landfill), Barrie
[ Google Map ]

Join Living Green Barrie and partners of The Creeks Project as we plant trees at the headwaters of Dyment Creek. Wear gloves and closed toe footwear. Shovels, snacks and refreshments will be provided. To register your participation please contact D.Aulenback@lsrca.on.ca or 905-895-1281, ext. 114.

November 11, 2014 (Tuesday)
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 Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 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 Wednesday, November 12, 2014. On behalf of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

November 12, 2014 (Wednesday)
10:00 AM
  Barrie Septic Public Workshop

Location: Big Bay Point Rd. Zehrs Community Room, Barrie

Is your property still on septic? If so, come out and learn about grants that are available to you. The City of Barrie and LSRCA staff will answer questions about upgrading your system and what is involved in hooking up to municipal services. The workshop is free but pre-registration is requested. To register please contact D.Aulenback@lsrca.on.ca or 905-895-1281, ext. 114.

November 27, 2014 (Thursday)
7:00 PM
  Public Workshop: Sunnidale Park Rain Garden

Location: Dorian Parker Centre, Sunnidale Park, 227 Sunnidale Road, Barrie
[ Google Map ]

Come out and learn about the proposed works at Sunnidale Park and have your say on the final design. Discover what RainScaping means and how your house is connected to Lake Simcoe. The workshop is free but pre-registration is requested. To register please contact D.Aulenback@lsrca.on.ca or 905-895-1281, ext. 114.

November 28, 2014 (Friday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  LSRCA Board of Directors Meeting

Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, Nature Centre,
2450 9th Line, Bradford West Gwillimbury [ Google map ]

Please note: The LSRCA Board meeting takes place from 9am - 11am, followed by the Source Protection Authority meeting at 11am.

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 12, 2014 (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 24, 2014 (Wednesday) -- January 1, 2015 (Thursday)
  Notice of Office Holiday Closure

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's Administrative Office (120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket) will be closed on Thursday December 25 and Friday, December 26, 2014. 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.