From The Couchiching Conservancy
December 2012

11,000 Acres Protected



...and counting!

Campaign update

The fundraising campaign to cover the cost of adding the Thomas C. Agnew Nature Reserve to our list.  To find out how you can be a part of a greener future call our office at 705-326-1620. 
Couchiching Conservancy 2019
Town Hall Meeting 
Season's Greetings from Board President, Jamie Powell

Winter scene at Grant's Woods 

Snowy scene at Grant's Woods.  Enjoy the 4km of trails this winter. 


Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.

~Pietro Aretino


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Annual General Meeting
 Saturday, January 26th, 2013
From 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Hawk Ridge Golf Club, Orillia
Find out about our accomplishments in 2012 and plans for 2013.  Special guest speaker is Dr. Brock Fenton, a leading expert on Ontario's bats and the challenges they face. 
Winter sunset   "Night Out For Nature"
Wednesday, March 6th
In partnership with Brewery Bay, The Conservancy will be hosting a fun-filled evening to support our conservation efforts. Get your tickets early! Read more...
Tanya Clark    
 New Staff Member - Tanya Clark

We are pleased to announce our new Development Coordinator, Tanya Clark. Tanya will be responsible for fundraising, relationship management and communications in a part time role.  There have been many changes to funding recently and this position will allow us to continue our work. Tanya will be working to create a signature event  and this coming year is a very special year - the 20th Anniversary! Contact Tanya; email tanya(at) or by phone 705-326-1620.Read more...

Kris Starr property   Joining two landscapes; The Kris Starr Sanctuary

 The newly-created Kris Starr Sanctuary on Monck Road in Carden Township is our newest acquisition. For Bill and Molly Starr, this 100-acre reserve is a fitting way to remember their late son Kris   Read more...


Santa and his sleigh in the forest    

Copeland Forest Stewardship Initiative

Get the results from our successful Open Forum Meeting, meet the Stewardship Committee team and find out what they're up to, and click through an album of photos. Maybe you're in one!   Read on...

female bluebird LK photo
Photo courtesy Larry Kirtley.
 Bluebird Ranch Habitat Enhancement Project

Should you drive by Bluebird Ranch, you may notice the place looking a bit more "empty" than it did last summer. Want to know why? Read more...


     Membership Update

The Couchiching Conservancy is making some changes to the way it handles Memberships in 2013.

Members also play a key role in directing the Conservancy. Purchasing a membership gives you the right to vote at our Annual General Meeting and shape the future direction of the organization. Read more...

The board and staff of the Conservancy wish everyone a safe

and happy holiday season.  


There are a number of ways to support the Conservancy. You can  Donate
today through Canada Helps, become a member, a volunteer or protect an acre. For these options and more, please visit our website.


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Contact Info
Gayle Carlyle

Couchiching Conservancy