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To ensure the safety of volunteers and visitors, the NVCA is following the guidelines from local health units and recommendations from provincial and federal health officials.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Some events scheduled for March and April will be cancelled, including March Break, Maple Syrup Family Days, Lights Off Adventure On (Earth Day) and Spring Tonic Maple Syrup festival.​

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Upcoming Events

CANCELLED - Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Fes​tival​
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:00 AM - Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation
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Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Fes​tival​ is a 30 year tradition at the Tiffin Centre for​ Conservation!

Visitors will take a trip back in time to explore how First Nations people and Pioneers made maple syrup. After that, they will return to current times and see how maple syrup is made today! End your tour with pancake and sausage breakfast and have a taste of Tiffin's own maple syrup​.

Other activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, Zoo to You exotic animal show and making your own bird box, and much, much more!

Don't forget to stock up on maple syrup products (maple syrup made at Tiffin is available in limited quantities). 

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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.

Volunteer Tree Planting Event
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Alcona (Innisfil), along Bon Secours Creek


Plant trees with us this Spring in Alcona (Innisfil). We will be planting trees along Bon Secours Creek. 

Planting trees along streams and rivers helps stabilize banks, and prevents soil from eroding into the river. The trees that volunteers will be planting also provides shade for the river, making the water temperature more suitable for native fish and animal species.  

The events start at 9:00 am, with a site orientation and finish off at noon with refreshments for all. We welcome community groups, family, friends and students seeking community service hours. 

Exact location to be announced closer to the date.  

Please RSVP with Silvia Pedrazzi from the South Simcoe Streams Network at silvia@nottawasaga.com or call 705 435-1540 EXT 107


Volunteer Tree Planting Event
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Adjala-Tosorontio, along Sheldon Creek


Plant trees with us this Spring in Adjala Tosorontio. We will be planting trees along Sheldon Creek.​

Planting trees along streams and rivers helps stabilize banks, and prevents soil from eroding into the river. The trees that volunteers will be planting also provides shade for the river, making the water temperature more suitable for native fish and animal species.

The events start at 9:00 am, with a site orientation and finish off at noon with refreshments for all. We welcome community groups, family, friends and students seeking community service hours.

Exact location to be announced closer to the date. 

Please RSVP with Silvia Pedrazzi from the South Simcoe Streams Network at silvia@nottawasaga.com or call 705 435-1540 EXT 107


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.
Volunteer Tree Planting Event
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: New Tecumseth, along Beeton Creek


Plant trees with us this Spring in New Tecumseth. We will be planting trees along Beeton Creek.

Planting trees along streams and rivers helps stabilize banks, and prevents soil from eroding into the river. The trees that volunteers will be planting also provides shade for the river, making the water temperature more suitable for native fish and animal species. 

The events start at 9:00 am, with a site orientation and finish off at noon with refreshments for all. We welcome community groups, family, friends and students seeking community service hours.

Exact location to be announced closer to the date. 

Please RSVP with Silvia Pedrazzi from the South Simcoe Streams Network at silvia@nottawasaga.com or call 705 435-1540 EXT 107

Volunteer Tree Planting Event
Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Adjala-Tosorontio, along Nottawasaga River

Plant trees with us this Spring in Adjala Tosorontio. We will be planting trees along Nottawasaga River.

Planting trees along streams and rivers helps stabilize banks, and prevents soil from eroding into the river. The trees that volunteers will be planting also provides shade for the river, making the water temperature more suitable for native fish and animal species.

The events start at 9:00 am, with a site orientation and finish off at noon with refreshments for all. We welcome community groups, family, friends and students seeking community service hours.

Exact location to be announced closer to the date.

Please RSVP with Silvia Pedrazzi from the South Simcoe Streams Network at silvia@nottawasaga.com or call 705 435-1540 EXT 107

Volunteer Tree Planting Event
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Adjala-Tosorontio, along Pine River


Plant trees with us this Spring in Adjala Tosorontio. We will be planting trees along Pine River.

Planting trees along streams and rivers helps stabilize banks, and prevents soil from eroding into the river. The trees that volunteers will be planting also provides shade for the river, making the water temperature more suitable for native fish and animal species. 

The events start at 9:00 am, with a site orientation and finish off at noon with refreshments for all. We welcome community groups, family, friends and students seeking community service hours. 

Exact location to be announced closer to the date.  

Please RSVP with Silvia Pedrazzi from the South Simcoe Streams Network at silvia@nottawasaga.com or call 705 435-1540 EXT 107

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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Edible Wild Walk
Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Date And Time Sat, June 20, 2020 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT Add to Calendar Location Tottenham Tract, Simcoe County Forest 6631 2nd Line New Tecumseth, about 1.5 km north of Highway 9, south of Tottenham New Tecumseth, Ontario

Karen Stephenson (www.ediblewildfood.com) will identify plants and describe their edible and medicinal values.

Karen is a certified Master Naturalist who has been a forager and wild food educator for many years. Cost: $20. Pre-registration required, spaces are limited to ensure a high quality experience for all participants.

Program Cost: $20. Payment on site. Cash only.

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


This event is being organized by the Dufferin Simcoe Land Stewardship Network. Have questions about this event?