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NVCA Annual General Meeting
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia

The NVCA's Annual General Meeting takes place Jan. 27 at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation​.

  • Review of 2016 business (Final Board of Directors Meeting of 2016)

  • AGM and Election of Officers (Board of Directors Meeting #01/17)

The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings.  

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.

Nature Days for Homeschoolers
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia

Join us for a day of learning and exploring the natural world - all ages welcome!

This month: Winter Survival - Do you know how to stay warm in the winter? Build a snow shelter, learn how to start a fire, collect and purify water at the Tiffin Centre.

​Visit our homeschool page for more information and to register.​
Family Day - Free Admission!
Date: Monday, February 20, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation & other Conservation Areas

Visit s​​elect NVCA conservation areas for FREE on Family Day!  

With so many fun Family Day events in the area, we've decided to scale-back our Family Day activities this year.

Instead we'll be offering free parking at: 

So bring your family for a hike or strap on your snowshoes and get outside! ​

Weather permitting, Papa Bear Pond at the Tiffin Centre will be open for skating (bring your helmets and skates).

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia

​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings.

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

NVCA @ the Central Ontario Agriculture Conference
Date: Saturday, March 04, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Georgian College

Stop by and see us at the Exhibitors Area at the Central Ontario Agriculture Conference, March 3 & 4!

Nature Days for Homeschoolers
Date: Friday, March 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia

Join us for a day of learning and exploring the natural world - all ages welcome!

This month: Get back to the Sugar Shack! - An experiential tour of the Tiffin Centre's working sugar bush displaying First Nations, pioneer and modern-day maple syrup making through stories, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. The fascinating world of tree science will also be explored.

Visit our homeschool page for more information and to register.​​​ 
NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Suite Works, 92 Caplan Ave., Suite 309, Barrie

​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia

​A springtime tradition!  Start with a pancake & sausage breakfast, complete with maple syrup made at Tiffin, then explore & enjoy live music, a horse-drawn wagon ride & an animal show, plus lots more! ​

Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival
Date: Sunday, April 09, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia

​A springtime tradition!  Start with a pancake & sausage breakfast, complete with maple syrup made at Tiffin, then explore & enjoy live music, a horse-drawn wagon ride & an animal show, plus lots more! ​

Nature Days for Homeschoolers
Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia

Join us for a day of learning and exploring the natural world - all ages welcome!

This month: Earth Day Art Day - Become inspired by the natural beauty at the Tiffin Centre. Create water colour landscapes, nature photography and earth works.​

Visit our homeschool page for more information and to register.​
NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Suite Works, 92 Caplan Ave., Suite 309, Barrie

​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

NVCA Annual Tree Sale (Utopia)
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia
Join us for the annual NVCA Arbor Day Tree Sale!

Trees are sold in bundles of 10 for $20 to $30. A variety of species will be available, including pine, spruce, dogwood, oak, maple and more! Cash or credit card payments only.

Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia (map), about 10 minutes west of Barrie.

Nature Days for Homeschoolers
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: tree planting site in the watershed

Join us for a day of learning and exploring the natural world - all ages welcome!

This month: Spring Tree Plant - Join NVCA's stewardship team for a day of planting trees and rehabilitating wildlife habitat. Take a guided hike exploring the ecological significance of the area.

Visit our homeschool page for more information and to register.​
NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, May 26, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Suite Works, 92 Caplan Ave., Suite 309, Barrie

​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings.

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

Nature Days for Homeschoolers
Date: Friday, June 16, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Fort Willow Conservation Area, Grenfel

Join us for a day of learning and exploring the natural world - all ages welcome!

This month: History Comes Alive at Fort Willow - Peel back the layers of history that exist in Simcoe County. First Nations, fur traders and 1812 foot soldiers converge at this fascinating historic site.

​Visit our homeschool page for more information and to register.​
NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, June 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Suite Works, 92 Caplan Ave., Suite 309, Barrie

​​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, August 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia

The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Suite Works, 92 Caplan Ave., Suite 309, Barrie

The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

Festival at Fort Willow
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fort Willow Conservation Area, Grenfel

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Come to Fort Willow and witness life as it was during the early 19th century with hands-on demonstrations for all ages!

  • military, First Nations and voyageur encampments
  • cannon and musket firing demonstrations
  • re-enactors and authentic demonstrations of medicine, sewing, cooking, weaving, blacksmithing and more
  • children’s activities including musket drills, candle making and beading

FREE ADMISSION. Food and beverages will be available for sale.  Cash only please.​

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Fort Willow, NVCA, the Township of Springwater and the Rotary Club.

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Suite Works, 92 Caplan Ave., Suite 309, Barrie

​​​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings.

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, November 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia

​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia

​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​