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Landowner Workshop - Stewardship Opportunities for your Property
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Township of Springwater Administration Centre, 2231 Nursery Rd, Minesing

Join the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and community partners to learn about stewardship opportunities on your land. You will receive a free workbook tailored to help your assess your home and lands.

Learn about:

  • How to protect your well and manage your septic system.
  • Opportunities to restore habitats and reduce runoff and erosion.
  • Grants for many projects such as septic system upgrades/repairs, shoreline/riverbank erosion control, habitat restoration, farm best management projects to reduce runoff.

Workshop attendance and a completed workbook is mandatory to grant funding through the Lake Simcoe Southeastern Georgian Bay Community Stewardship Program.  Staff from the Dufferin Simcoe Land Stewardship Network, NVCA, Ducks Unlimited and others will be on hand to answer questions.

RSVP: Carrie McIntyre at 705-725-7523 or Carrie.McIntyre@ontario.ca

Edible Wild Walk
Date: Saturday, June 04, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Wallwin Tract, Simcoe County Forest (near Everett)

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. 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.

Tree Identification Walk
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016 9:00 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 Duffiner County Forest Manager Caroline Mach 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.

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Town of New Tecumseth Municipal Offices

​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.

The Town of New Tecumseth Municipal Office is located at 10 Wellington St E, New Tecumseth, ON, L9R 1G8 (map).

Nature Days for Homeschoolers
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia

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

Program and registration details will be posted about a month before this event. Visit our homeschool page for more information.

Fight the Phrag!
Date: Saturday, August 06, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Collingwood

​Volunteers needed!

Phragmites is an invasive plant threatening recreation and wildlife habitat along the Collingwood shoreline.

We'll be cutting this shoreline invader at morning and afternoon work parties at Sunset Park, Harbourview Park and along the Hen & Chickens Trail.

  • 8:00 — 11:00 a.m.
    Phragmites Cutting Work Party 1
  • 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. 
    Free volunteer appreciation lunch
  • 2:00 — 5:00 p.m. 
    Phragmites Cutting Work Party 2

Everyone welcome! Community groups are welcome. This event is eligible for high school volunteer hours.

Volunteering for a work party? Bring work gloves and hand pruners if possible. Don't' forget your water bottle, sunscreen and hat!

Information/Register: Contact Brittany Hope at 705-424-1479 ext. 265 or bhope@nvca.on.ca.

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 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 23, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 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.

Wild Mushroom Foray
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wallwin Tract, Simcoe County Forest, near Everett

​Have you always wondered what those mushrooms growing under your pine trees are? Are you curious to know about the relationships between mushrooms and trees? Do you wonder why we have mushrooms at all? Join renowned naturalist Bob Bowles and learn how mushrooms grow, where they grow, how to identify them, their relationship with trees and the soil, and what species are edible.

Cost: $15. 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.

Wild Mushroom Foray
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Copeland Forest, near Craighurst

​Have you always wondered what those mushrooms growing under your pine trees are? Are you curious to know about the relationships between mushrooms and trees? Do you wonder why we have mushrooms at all? Join renowned naturalist Bob Bowles and learn how mushrooms grow, where they grow, how to identify them, their relationship with trees and the soil, and what species are edible.

Cost: $15. 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.

Festival at Fort Willow
Date: Saturday, October 01, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fort Willow Conservation Area, Grenfel

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

  • military, First Nations and voyageur encampments
  • cannon and musket firing demonstrations
  • First Nations presentations and drumming
  • re-enactors and authentic demonstrations of medicine, sewing, cooking, weaving, blacksmithing and more
  • entertainment including music, storytelling and games
  • children’s hands-on 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 28, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 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, November 25, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 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 16, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 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.