Birding, Botanizing, Paddling, Hiking, Biking and much more. Family events and a special evening with David Phillips, Senior Climatologist of Environment Canada.

Join us at the Carden Recreation Centre on Lake Dalrymple for an unforgettable weekend! There are many new and returning events (birding, wild medicines, geocaching and habitat management to name a few) as well as a brand new Fun Fest, happening on Saturday.

"I learn more every time and love the people that I meet. 
The area is so lush in wildlife. I remember it all year long" 
2013 Festival participant
Plan your weekend and register soon so you don't miss out!

Also, take a look at the Carden Challenge Teams who will be taking part in the 24-hour birding and wildlife challenge on May 30-31.

Water Quality Research

Intact Foundation has helped to get a Lake Simcoe water quality research project off the ground through a $10,000 grant to The Couchiching Conservancy, which is working with Lakehead University to conduct the research. Read more about this grant. 


Pictured here: Francois Tisi from McLean & Dickey Insurance Brokers, Dorthea Hangaard, Chris Reid from Intact Insurance and Mark Bisset.

Grassland Improvement Project

We have made a great deal of progress with the Grassland Habitat Improvement Project on Bluebird Ranch, a 200 acre property on the Carden Plain. This project helps to open up habitat for many birds such as bobolinks and meadowlarks.


A lot of this phase of the project was accomplished in February and March, with the bulk of the labour being supplied by an incredible team of volunteers. All together there was a total of 425 hours of brush-dragging, smoke-eating, ember-dodging fun! Many thanks to the 16 volunteers for all of their help.


A lot of work has been completed, but there is still more to go. Read more about the project and how you can help. 


Dragon Fly
The Heartwood Fund

Thanks to the passion and dedication of Heartwood supporters and the work of our Past Presidents Committee, the Heartwood Fund continues to grow.

"We have a responsibility to maintain our earth and to be good stewards of everything we have been given!" Read more online.

Upcoming event:
Life Insurance Seminar on May 28
Contact Tanya (tanya@couchconservancy or 705-326-1620) for more information.

Our Events Calendar has a new look! We are posting Conservancy events, volunteer opportunities, local nature related events and much more online. Take a look!
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