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Volunteer Tree Plant - Mad River
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Creemore

​Volunteers Needed!

Help plant trees along a Mad River tributary southwest of Creemore. You'll be improving habitat, wetlands and water quality!

Eventbrite - Volunteer Tree Plant - Mad River, Creemore, May 25, 2017

Bring
Closed-toed shoes/boots, gloves, sunscreen, hat, water and a shovel if you have one.

Students
Remember to bring your volunteer form!

Where to Meet
This plant is taking place at 678694 Centre Rd., Mulmur, ON

Directions: Southwest of Creemore (between County Rd 9 and County Rd 21). Park at the house, and will walk to planting site along the stream at the back. (Google Maps may not direct you the right place - follow these directions!)

Questions?
Contact Shannon Stephens at 705-424-1479 ext. 239 or sstephens@nvca.on.ca
Boarders Away 2017
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:00 PM
Location: Fort Willow Conservation Area, Grenfel

​Historic re-enactors from across the province will make camp at Fort Willow for a weekend of drills, artillery (cannon), and small arms (musket/sword) training.  

The public is welcome to view the training taking place from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 28. Regular conservation area parking fees apply.

Please note - There will be muskets and cannons firing (sudden, loud noises) at this event.

Community Volunteer Tree Plant
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Innisfil

Volunteers Needed!

This is one of a series of spring tree plants hosted by NVCA's partner, the South Simcoe Streams Network.

All tree plants include an orientation and refreshments, and are eligible for high school student community hours. Individuals and groups (schools, community organizations) welcome! 

To register, contact Silvia Pedrazzi at silvia@nottawasaga.com or 705 435-1540.

Wildflower Identification Walk
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Little Tract, 938130 Airport Rd (west side, about 15 km north of Highway 89)

​Are trilliums the only wildflowers you can identify? And is that only because they are the provincial flower? Join local life-long (since she was five!) terrestrial and aquatic botanist Dawn Renfrew on a leisurely walk through the Little Tract of the Dufferin County Forest to identify spring wildflowers.

Cost: $10. Pre-registration required, spaces are limited to ensure a high quality experience for all participants. 

This event is sponsored by NVCA's partner, the Dufferin Simcoe Land Stewardship Network. For more information or to register contact Caroline Mach at forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com or 519-941-1114 ext. 4011.

Minesing Wetlands BioBlitz
Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Edenvale Conservation Area, Springwater Township

​Join the Friends of Minesing Wetlands, NVCA, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Ducks Unlimited Canada for the first annual Minesing Wetlands BioBlitz!

What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is a volunteer-based biological inventory of a natural area. Participants include local scientists, professional naturalists, amateur enthusiasts and members of the general public.

The goal of the BioBlitz is to identify as many species as possible in a set amount of time. Guided walks, canoe trips, workshops and other educational activities are among some of the activities being planned. 

Do I need to be an expert to participate?

Absolutely not! This is an all-ages, all-skill-levels event. As a volunteer, you will have a hands-on opportunity to learn more about the natural world while contributing to citizen science and environmental stewardship.

How do I get involved?

Visit Minesing Wetlands BioBlitz registration page to learn more.

Tree Identification Walk
Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Little Tract, 938130 Airport Rd (west side, about 15 km north of Highway 89)

​Having trouble telling the difference between ash and maple? Are the terms coniferous and deciduous a mystery to you? Join county forestry staff to identify local native species of trees, shrubs, and a few plants on a walk through the Little Tract of the Dufferin County Forest.

Cost: $10. Pre-registration required, spaces are limited to ensure a high quality experience for all participants. 

This event is sponsored by NVCA's partner, the Dufferin Simcoe Land Stewardship Network. For more information or to register contact Caroline Mach at forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com or 519-941-1114 ext. 4011.

Edible Wild Walk
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Location to be confirmed, but in southwest Simcoe County

Karen Stephenson (www.ediblewildfood.com) will identify plants and describe their edible and medicinal values, ending off with a wild-plant beverage (bring your own mug). Karen is a certified Master Naturalist who has been a forager for over ten years and a wild food educator for five.

Cost: $20. Pay at event. Cash only.

Registration required, spaces are limited to ensure a high quality experience for all participants.

Click Here to Register

This event is being organized by the Dufferin Simcoe Land Stewardship Network.

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.​