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

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A springtime tradition! Visit our sugar shack to learn how maple syrup is made, then enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausages and Simcoe County maple syrup.  Enjoy wagon rides, live music, a Zoo-to-You show and more. 

Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children 2 to 12, and free for infants. Cash only at the gate.

This is an all-in admission fee, including breakfast and all activities.  There will be a small materials fee for those wishing to build a bird house.

Check out the Fun - Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival 2016 (video)

Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival
Date: Sunday, April 09, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia

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A springtime tradition! Visit our sugar shack to learn how maple syrup is made, then enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausages and Simcoe County maple syrup.  Enjoy wagon rides, live music, a Zoo-to-You show and more. 

Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children 2 to 12, and free for infants. Cash only at the gate.

This is an all-in admission fee, including breakfast and all activities.  There will be a small materials fee for those wishing to build a bird house.

Check out the Fun - Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival 2016 (video)

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.​

Volunteer Tree Plant - Collingwood
Date: Saturday, May 06, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Black Ash Creek, Collingwood

​Volunteers Needed!

Help plant trees along the Black Ash Creek in Collingwood. You'll be improving fish habitat and water quality.

Registration details to come soon. If you have questions or would like to register now, contact Sarah Campbell at 705-424-1479 ext. 243 or scampbell@nvca.on.ca
Volunteer Tree Plant - Minesing Wetlands
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Wildlife Viewing Platform, Concession 2, Angus

​Volunteers Needed!

Help restore critical wetland habitat in the Minesing Wetlands along the Mad River!

Registration sign-up coming soon. If you have questions or would like to sign-up now, contact: Brittany Hope at the Nature Conservancy Canada: Brittany.hope@natureconservancy.ca  

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.

Volunteer Tree Plant - Minesing
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: 2220 George Johnston Road, Minesing, ON

Volunteers Needed!

Help plant trees along the banks of the WIllow Creek.  With your help, we'll restore critical wetland habitat in the Minesing Wetlands!

Eventbrite - Volunteer Tree Plant - Minesing Wetlands May 13 2017

Questions?  Contact Shannon Stephen at 705-424-1479 x239 or sstephens@nvca.on.ca

Planting Flyer:  NVCA_Plant_May_13_2017.pdf

This plant is made possible through a generous donation from The UPS Foundation of Canada.

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.​

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 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.

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.​