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Discussion on enhancing Utopia Conservation Area
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Utopia Hall, 8396 6th Line, Utopia ON L0M 1T0

​Thanks to your input, the Master Plan for the Utopia Conservatin Area has been approved, trails are being upgraded and additional infrastrucutre to be undertaken in 2020. 

Please join NVCA, the Friends of the Utopia Gristmill and Park and the Township of Essa for further discussion on planning for activities and projects to enhance this precious greenspace.

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NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, December 13, 2019 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.​

Family Nature Day - Winter Survival
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation

Join us for fun, outdoor, family friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

All ages – Do you know how to stay warm in the winter? Build a quinzee, learn how to start a fire and other tricks to surviving outdoors in the winter. We will also be playing snow snake games on this day.

Registration here

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From the Ground Up - Building a common foundation on healthy soil
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Mono, Ontario (location to be determined)

From the Ground Up is an opportunity to bring farmers of all types together to deepen our collective knowledge of conservation agriculture and share practical techniques to improve soil health, increasing yield and profit. Working together in breakout sessions, participants will exchange knowledge, problem solve and explore ways to enhance soil health-building practices on Ontario farms. 

This event features keynote speaker David Montgomery, author of best selling book Growing a Revolution: Bringing our Soil Back to Life and other award winning publications. 

Tickets are available starting November 28 at hffa.ca
Early registration $50 before January 6, 2020 and
$55 after January 6.

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Family Nature Day - Winter Trek
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation

Join us for fun, outdoor, family friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

Age 4-11 – Snow shoe to a location close to the education centre

Age 12-19 – Kicksled or snowshoe to a location far off on the property​

Registration here

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Family Nature Day - Get back to the Sugar Shack
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation

​Join us for fun, outdoor, family friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside! 

All ages – Explore the working sugar bush and learn about indigenous, pioneer and modern-day maple syrup making through stories and hands-on activities.

Registration here

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Family Nature Day - Petun Tour
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation
Join us for fun, outdoor, family friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

All ages – Visit one of the highest elevations in the Niagara Escarpment and a place where the Petun Indigenous people used to farm the land. Join a private tour of the fish hatchery and hike the Bruce Trail with us. This program takes place at Petun Conservation Area near Collingwood.

Family Nature Day - Giving Back and Restoring Nature
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: To be determined

​Join us for fun, outdoor, family friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

​Come out and help us to our part to restore nature! We will be joining the NVCA stewardship team to help with one of the many projects they do to help.
Family Nature Day - Pond Living
Date: Friday, June 5, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation

​Join us for fun, outdoor, family friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

Age 4-11 – Learn about the plants, bugs, fish and other animals, build a model sailboat, then try your hand at paddling a canoe

Age 12-19 – Investigate living and non-living things along a water course and explore the relationship between temperature and dissolved oxygen and the role they play in aquatic ecosystems.

Registration here

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