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 UPCOMING EVENTS, MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Barrie Southshore Community Centre, 205 Lake Shore Dr., Barrie

Join Environmental Defence and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) for a FREE workshop to learn about what you can do to help keep Lake Simcoe’s waters clean and swimmable.

LSCRA will speak about the current state of the Barrie Creeks and Lake Simcoe as well as on the problem of stormwater runoff—one of the leading causes of pollution and nutrients entering Lake Simcoe—and will provide tips to help homeowners reduce runoff from their properties. Afterward, Environmental Defence will talk about the Blue Flag program, with a focus on the most common water quality issues at beaches, and what the public can do to help.

Cost: FREE. Space is limited. RSVP to save your spot.

Refreshments will be served.


This event is made possible with support from Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Link, 20849 Dalton Road, Sutton

Come out and learn about Water Soldier and the efforts to help eradicate this invasive plant from Ontario! You are invited to join the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to learn more about the rapid response efforts to manage the water soldier infestation on the Black River.

The information session will provide the public an opportunity to learn about the physiology of water soldier, the monitoring and surveillance occurring to track its spread, how to make a report of water soldier if you come across it, and to learn about the rapid response efforts on the Black River to help prevent the spread of this plant into beautiful Lake Simcoe. You will have a chance to ask questions and share your thoughts on the current status of water soldier.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact Melanie Shapiera, Biologist, Ontario Ministry Of Natural Resources and Forestry at 905-713-7425 or email: melanie.shapiera@ontario.ca

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.

TD Tree Days - Newmarket Community Tree Planting
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Joe Persechini Park, 385 McCaffrey Rd, Newmarket

Register online

​Help green where you live! Join us during TD Tree Days and help grow and care for your local urban forest. We’ll be working with our partners from TD Friends of the Environment to plant trees and shrubs in your neighbourhood.

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 include:

  • 7 km open run/walk
  • 3 km kids run/walk
  • 1 km toddlers romp

Incredible FREE giveaways, including t-shirts, awards, and awesome door prizes!

Funds raised go towards creating accessible trails for everyone to enjoy!

For more information on runner registration, race details and sponsorship visit lakesimcoefoundation.ca or call 905-895-1281.

TD Tree Days - Aurora Community Tree Planting
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Confederation Park, Seaton Drive, Aurora

Register online

​Help green where you live! Join us during TD Tree Days and help grow and care for your local urban forest. We’ll be working with our partners from TD Friends of the Environment to plant trees and shrubs in your neighbourhood.

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.

Halloween Tree Planting
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Boston Pizza 253 The Queensway S, Keswick

Register online

Help restore and protect the Maskinonge River at this free community tree planting. Together with the Maskinonge River Recovery Project team, we'll plant 250+ trees and shrubs. We’ll provide the plants and shovels! Wear your Halloween costume for a chance to win a prize and bring the whole family for pumpkin decorating.

For more information, contact Brittany at b.ballagh@LSRCA.on.ca or 1-800-465-0437.  This community tree planting supports the Maskinonge River Recovery Project (MRRP).

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.