A few quick but important updates in this e-news. There are five things that you need to know about the office renovation, we've got more info on the Carden Water Quality Team and also prepared a special Notes from the Field.

We picked an image of a Bobolink for this enews since they are now back on the Carden Alvar. Happy to see them and hear them again.

Enjoy your long weekend, and fingers crossed for pleasant weather!




There are a variety of events to choose from and we have some great leaders on board to guide you on the alvar. This is a perfect opportunity to gain unique access to properties protected by The Couchiching Conservancy. There are still spots left for the dinner with guest speaker Susan Chan. Don't delay - get your tickets today! 


All proceeds raised from the Festival go towards our conservation efforts in Carden.

This is Ian, from Scott Inc., our General Contractors for the Grant's Woods renovations.

There have been a lot of questions about the upcoming office renovation.

We've put together a list of five things you need to know about the renovation project at Grant's Woods.

Click here to

Please note that Grant's Woods will be closed to the public as of May 19, 2015.

Water Quality Team at Lakehead U Last Fall

Two training dates to choose from:
Wed, June 3rd or Sat, June 27th

This project supports our private stewardship efforts to improve water quality in the Talbot River by fencing cattle out of waterways.

You will learn to test for Phosphates, Nitrates, Temperature, and other water quality parameters.  Working in teams of two, you will then take twice-monthly tests in the Talbot River Sub-watershed from June to November. Learn more here.

These are full-day sessions at the Carden Recreation Centre, Lake Dalrymple.
Contact Dorthea (705) 326-1620 or dorthea@couchconservancy.ca


On a bit of a blustery day, Bruce Duncan and Dave Hawke traversed Sparrow Lake to retrieve the wayward Roehl Wetland sign that had broken its anchor chains and drifted into Deep Bay. The sign was installed 15 years ago by a number of volunteers. Pictured left is Dave Darker.

Read more about what we do for care for thousands of acres of land.