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Upcoming Events

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 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 11, 2016 (Saturday)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Volunteer Tree Monitoring at Scanlon Creek

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

Volunteer to help the Association for Canadian Educational Resources (ACER) and Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority conduct tree monitoring at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area.

Space is limited so hurry to secure your spot.

Pre-registration required. To register and for more information, email Anna at friendsofscanlon@gmail.com

June 12, 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 15, 2016 (Wednesday)
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  Farm Tour: Carden & Ramara

Join us for the Carden & Ramara Farm Tour and visit five local farms to learn how fencing, solar watering systems and improved manure storage can protect your livestock and save you money. You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss grant programs that can help fund these projects.

  • Meeting place: To be determined
  • Transportation and lunch provided
  • Cost: FREE

To register, contact Andrea before June 10 at a.gynan@lsrca.on.ca or 905-895-1281, ext. 236.

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*. 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
  • Use surveys to identify all the birds, frogs, snakes, insects and plants that can be found.
  • Refreshments, snacks and light meals will be provided throughout the day.

PLEASE BRING: Bug spray, hiking boots, hat, long pants, sunscreen, binoculars, GPS and ID books if you have them. This event is rain or shine so be sure to dress appropriately. PARTICIPANT ADMISSION IS FREE!

For further information or to register, please contact Christa Sharp or by phone at 905-895-1281, ext. 115. In partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Friends of Scanlon Creek and the Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network (BEAN).

*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 22, 2016 (Thursday)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Celebrate Lake Simcoe Conservation Dinner

Location: Southshore Community Centre, 205 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie [ Google Map ]

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

Order tickets and sponsorship:

  • Phone LSCF Board Director (Barrie), Steve Chenier, 705-726-0051
  • Online
  • Email Lee Hanson
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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.