We are so very excited to share this e-news with you...we have made a successful application to the Ontario Trillium Foundation to renovate the Grant's Woods office. This renovation will help us to be greener and grow for the future. You can read the full announcement below.

In this e-news you will also find information on upcoming volunteer activities in the field, our first Passport to Nature event and membership renew information.

We really appreciate all of your support!

The opening of the Grant's Woods office in 2004

The Ontario Trillium Foundation has awarded a one-year, $125,000 grant to the Couchiching Conservancy for our office renovation.

We will be able to increase energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of Grant's Woods Conservation Centre in Severn Township. Visitors, staff and community groups should benefit from roof and building accessibility upgrades, increased meeting and storage space, new solar panels as well as a geothermal heating system and water-filtration system.

The grant from the Trillium Foundation in addition to a legacy gift from the late Bill Grant will be used to "green" the office and help us grow for the future. General donations from members and supporters will not be used. Read more...


Hey current and potential members! It's spring which means that it's time to renew your membership if you haven't already done so.

Members have such an important role in our organization - their voice and opinions matter to us. Strong membership numbers help us with grant applications and together, they are a part of a wonderfully caring group of people!

Please take a few minutes to renew or become a member online through Canada Helps. Or give Tanya a call at the office and she can help you out - 705-326-1620.

Pictured (Staff, Board, Past Presidents): Mark Bisset, Dave Hawke, Jane Ball, Pam Fulford, Christie Fulford, Tanya Clark, Dorthea Hangaard, Gord Ball.


We've very happy to say...the Passport to Nature is all ready to go!

Visit our website for full details on the Passport to Nature.

Join us and wander through Scout Valley
Sunday, April 26, 1pm - 4pm

: Bob Bowles, David Hawke,
Tim Lauer & Julia Wolst
Hikes at 1:30pm and 3:00pm

Enjoy a fun and informative walk through the natural deciduous forest with local naturalists.

Make sure to pre-register! For those that register and attend, your name will be entered into a draw to win a Raleigh Transit Bicycle and helmet, worth $350!


Several opportunities will be coming up in 2015 for volunteers to lend a hand in the monitoring and maintenance of our properties. Read more on our website.

Make sure to let Dave Hawke or Gay Guthrie know if you can help out.

We have A LOT of events coming up. Volunteer opportunities, Passport to Nature, the Carden Challenge...good things are coming this spring!