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September 1, 2014 (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 1, 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, September 2, 2014. On behalf of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

September 12, 2014 (Friday) -- September 14, 2014 (Sunday)
  Beaverton Fall Fair
Come see us at this year's Beaverton Fall Fair. We'll have staff available to answer questions about LSRCA's programs and we'll also have some activities for the kids.
September 14, 2014 (Sunday)
  1st Annual Run for the Trails

The run will include both a challenging 7km trail run/walk and a fun 1km trail run/walk for a maximum of 150 enthusiasts. It will be a fun and exciting day for everyone. Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, 2450 9th Line, Bradford West Gwillimbury. [ Google Map ]
Register at: www.events.runningroom.com. Online runner pre-registration is required and is open until September 5th, 2014. Race day registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Races start at 10:00 a.m. Awards ceremony is at 11:00 a.m.

Event Start Times:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 7km Trail Run/Walk
  • 10:15 a.m. – 1km Trail Run/Walk

Race Kit Pickup at The Running Room, Dominion Plus Centre, 17725 Yonge Street North, Newmarket, 905-898-8110.

  • Thursday, September 11, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 12, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 13, Noon - 6:00pm

Race Shirts: Each registered participant will receive a free shirt. Please register before August 17, 2014 to guarantee shirt sizes.

Presented by Friends of Scanlon Creek

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 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 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 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 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.

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 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.

December 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.