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Upcoming Events

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 25, 2014 (Saturday)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Tree Planting to Improve the Maskinonge River
Location: Glendower Pond – off Glendower Cres., Keswick
[ Google Map ]

Join us for some fall fun in Keswick. We’ll be planting 250 native shrubs and installing bird boxes to help beautify your neighbourhood and improve the health of the Maskinonge River! We’ll provide the plants, shovels & snacks, but please bring appropriate footwear and gloves. The event is rain or shine. Students, here’s your chance to help your neighbourhood and earn community service hours. Reserve your spot today: email Brittany Ballagh or call 1-800-465-0437, ext. 326.

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 Danielle Aulenback or 905-895-1281, ext. 114.

November 6, 2014 (Thursday)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Creating Wildlife Habitat Workshop (Pefferlaw)

Location: Port Bolster Hall, 31416 Lake Ridge Rd, Pefferlaw
[ Google Map ]

Are you a rural landowner looking for ways to enhance wildlife habitat on your property? Join us at a free “Creating Wildlife Habitat” workshop to learn about habitat enhancement techniques for wetlands and uplands.

Topics will include:

  • An overview of wildlife habitat,
  • Enhancing habitat for waterfowl and marsh birds,
  • Enhancing habitat for turtles,
  • Enhancing habitat for fish, and
  • Enhancing habitat for pollinators.

Learn more about wildlife habitat enhancement techniques including nest boxes, basking logs, bank stabilization techniques and more. Learn how you can enhance the biodiversity of your property and contribute to a healthy ecosystem. The workshop will also provide information on funding available for projects that improve wildlife habitat.

Please RSVP by contacting Sean Rootham, Conservation Specialist, Ducks Unlimited Canada at 705-721-4444 ext 232 or s_rootham@ducks.ca

In collaboration with Scales Nature Park, Severn Sound Environmental Association, Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and Ducks Unlimited Canada.

November 8, 2014 (Saturday)
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Worthy Windbreaks Workshop (Ramara)

Location: Udney Community Centre, 2347 Concession Rd. 10, Udney, Ontario
[ Google Map ]

Join us to discover the wonders of windbreaks and how they can provide economic and environmental benefits to your farm. Find out how to get started and what funds are available for your windbreak project. Presentations by: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Forests Ontario, the Couchiching Conservancy and local farmers. Limited space available, please register today! For more information please contact: Andrea Gynan, 1-800-465-0437, ext. 236.

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 Danielle Aulenback or 905-895-1281, ext. 114.

November 13, 2014 (Thursday)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Worthy Windbreaks Workshop (Sunderland)

Location: Sunderland Co-Op, 1 River Street, Sunderland, Ontario
[ Google Map ]

Join us to discover the wonders of windbreaks and how they can provide economic and environmental benefits to your farm. Find out how to get started and what funds are available for your windbreak project. Presentations by: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Forests Ontario, the Couchiching Conservancy and local farmers. Limited space available, please register today! For more information please contact: Andrea Gynan, 1-800-465-0437, ext. 236.

November 26, 2014 (Wednesday)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Creating Wildlife Habitat Workshop

Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia, ON L0M 1T0
[ Google Map ]

Are you a rural landowner looking for ways to enhance wildlife habitat on your property? Join us at a free “Creating Wildlife Habitat” workshop to learn about habitat enhancement techniques for wetlands and uplands.

Topics will include:

  • An overview of wildlife habitat,
  • Enhancing habitat for waterfowl and marsh birds,
  • Enhancing habitat for turtles,
  • Enhancing habitat for fish, and
  • Enhancing habitat for pollinators.

Learn more about wildlife habitat enhancement techniques including nest boxes, basking logs, bank stabilization techniques and more. Learn how you can enhance the biodiversity of your property and contribute to a healthy ecosystem. The workshop will also provide information on funding available for projects that improve wildlife habitat.

Please RSVP by contacting Sean Rootham, Conservation Specialist, Ducks Unlimited Canada at 705-721-4444 ext 232 or s_rootham@ducks.ca

In collaboration with Scales Nature Park, Severn Sound Environmental Association, Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and Ducks Unlimited Canada.

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 Danielle Aulenback 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.

May 27, 2015 (Wednesday)
  27th Annual Conservation Dinner

Join us as we celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the Conservation Dinner. Join hundreds of conservation supporters, business leaders and politicians at The Manor at Carrying Place Golf and Country Club in King Township and share the excitement of our annual signature fundraiser. We look forward to seeing you there!
Stay tuned for more details.
For sponsorship information visit Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation website.