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NVCA Board of Directors Meeting & Annual General Meeting
Date: Friday, January 25, 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 Days - Winter Survival
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​


Join us for a fun, outdoor, family-friendly environmental education program. Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

January ProgramDo you know how to stay warm in the winter? Build a snow shelter, learn how to start a fire, and learn other tricks to surviving outdoors in the winter.

See our Family Nature Days​ page for registration information.​

SCDSB "Mittens in the Snow" Outdoor Education Conference
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​

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The "Mittens in the Snow" outdoor education conference for K-12 educators and those offering before and after care runs Jan. 26 at the Tiffin Centre.

This event is hosted by the Simcoe County District School Board. 

For more information about this event, see the registration page

Utopia Conservation Area Master Plan - Community Open Houses
Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Utopia Hall, 8396 6th Line, Utopia

Join the Friends of Utopia Mill & Park at one of two sessions to learn about the new master plan for Utopia Conservation Area

  • Saturday, Feb 2 - 10 am to 1 pm
  • Sunday, Feb 3 - 10 am to 1 pm

There will be an opporutnity for you to provide your input to the plan for the park and the historic Bell's Gristmill.

For more information, contact Susan Antler, chair, Friends of the Utopia Mill & Park, at 1-877-499-4255 or susan@utopia.ca.

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Friends of Minesing Wetlands Snowshoe Hike
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Minesing Wetlands Conservation Area, Concession Rd. 2, Sunnidale


Join the Friends of Minesing Wetlands as they explore the winter landscape of the Minesing Wetlands.

On past snow shoe adventures groups have encountered Snowy Owls and Bald Eagles. Friends of Minesing Wetlands will provide ecological interpretation during the hike. 

The adventure will require approximately 3 hours of snowshoeing, which includes periodic breaks. Bring your own snacks, water and warm drinks, and dress appropriately for winter weather! Extra socks and extra clothing, just in case.

To register or for any questions, please contact fomwevents@gmail.com

Cost is $10 for members $15 for non-members. 

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, February 22, 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.​


Friends of Minesing Wetlands Snowshoe Hike
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Minesing Wetlands Conservation Area, Concession Rd. 2, Sunnidale


Join the Friends of Minesing Wetlands for their second opportunity to explore the winter landscape of the Minesing Wetlands.

On past snow shoe adventures groups have encountered Snowy Owls and Bald Eagles. Friends of Minesing Wetlands will provide ecological interpretation during the hike. 

The adventure will require approximately 3 hours of snowshoeing, which includes periodic breaks. Bring your own snacks, water and warm drinks, and dress appropriately for winter weather! Extra socks and extra clothing, just in case.

To register or for any questions, please contact fomwevents@gmail.com

Cost is $10 for members $15 for non-members. 


Family Nature Days - Get back to the Sugar Shack!
Date: Friday, March 1, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​


Join us for a fun, outdoor, family-friendly environmental education program. Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

March Program Explore the Tiffin Centre's working sugar bush and learn about indigenous, pioneer and modern-day maple syrup making through stories and  hands-on activities. We'll also study the fascinating world of tree science.

See our Family Nature Days​ page for registration information.​​

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, March 22, 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.​


Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​

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A springtime tradition!  Maple syrup takes centre stage at the Spring Tonic festival, with a pancake and sausage breakfast served daily until 2 p.m. 

This event runs both Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7. Check back for more details.

Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​

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A springtime tradition!  Maple syrup takes centre stage at the Spring Tonic festival, with a pancake and sausage breakfast served daily until 2 p.m. 

This event runs both Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7. Check back for more details.​​​

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, April 26, 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 Days - Wilderness Survival
Date: Friday, May 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​


Join us for a fun, outdoor, family-friendly environmental education program. Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

Early May ProgramHead out into the woods for a day of navigation, shelter building, and foraging at the Tiffin Centre.

See our Family Nature Days​ page for registration information.​​

NVCA Arbour Day Tree Sale
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​

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Join us for the annual NVCA Arbor Day Tree Sale!

Trees are sold in bundles of 10 for $20-$30. Cash or credit card payments only. 

This year's sale features a variety of trees and shrubs, which may include: white pine; red pine; Norway and white spruce; white cedar;  silver maple; white birch; nannyberry; American highbush cranberry; sumac; red and bur oak; black walnut; and sycamore.​ ​​(List will be updated closer to the event.)

Trees are sold on a first-come, first served basis. Quantities of certain species may be limited.

Tree Identification Walk - DSLSN
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Little Tract, Dufferin County Forest, 938130 Airport Rd (west side, about 15 km north of Hwy 89, near Mansfield)

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Having trouble telling the difference between ash and maple? Are the terms coniferous and deciduous a mystery to you? 

Join County staff to identify local native species of trees, shrubs, and a few plants on a walk through the Little Tract of the Dufferin County Fores​t.

Cost: $10. Pre-registration required, spaces are limited to ensure a high quality experience for all participants. To register, contact Caroline Mach at 519-941-1114 ext. 4011.

This event is hosted and organized by the Dufferin Simcoe Land Stewardship Network

Family Nature Days - Predators & Prey
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​


Join us for a fun, outdoor, family-friendly environmental education program. Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

Late May ProgramExplore the forest ecosystem at the Tiffin Centre and find the hidden geocached treasures, then become part of the ecosystem as part of a predator-prey role playing game.

See our Family Nature Days​ page for registration information.​

Wildflower Identification Walk - DSLSN
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Little Tract, Dufferin County Forest, 938130 Airport Rd (west side, about 15 km north of Highway 89, near Mansfield)

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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. To register, contact Caroline Mach at 519-941-1114 ext. 4011.

This event is hosted and organized by the Dufferin Simcoe Land Stewardship Network

Edible Wild Walk - DSLSN
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Tottenham Tract, Simcoe County Forest (6631 2nd Line New Tecumseth, about 1.5 km north of Highway 9, south of Tottenham)

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. 

To register, click here​​.

This event is hosted and organized by the Dufferin Simcoe Land Stewardship Network

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, June 28, 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 Days - Pond Living
Date: Friday, June 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​

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Join us for a fun, outdoor, family-friendly environmental education program. Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

June Program - Spend the day on Papa Bear Pond!  Learn about the plants, bugs, fish and other animals that make their home in the pond, build a model sailboat, then take to the water and try your hand paddling a canoe.

​See our Family Nature Days​ page for registration information.​

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, August 23, 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.​


NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​

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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, October 25, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​

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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 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.​