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World Environmental Health Day is Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Healthier air, healthier you
5 ways to mark World Environmental Health Day at home
The air we breathe, our natural environment and our health are interconnected.
The theme of this year’s World Environmental Health Day, Sept. 26, is indoor and outdoor air quality. More than fitting, as Margaret Chan, director general at the World Health Organization, this spring […]

September 25th, 2017|

Join us on August 26th for the Great Trail Celebration at Beaver River Wetland Conservation Area

The Great Trail is Officially Connected Across Canada!

Come celebrate our 20km local link on the coast-to-coast-to-coast Trans Canada Trail at the Beaver River Wetland Conservation Area. There’s no better way to spend a summer Saturday morning! 

Enjoy the Beaver River Wetland through expert eyes. On Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 8:45 to 10:30 am. pick your […]

August 18th, 2017|

2017 Conservation Dinner was a Resounding Success!

Thanks to the York Region Media Group  for publishing the Ad below, recognizing our 2017 Conservation Dinner Sponsors. It was published in the June 29, 2017 Newmarket Era Banner on page A9. It was also published in the Aurora Banner and East Gwillimbury Express. 

July 10th, 2017|

Join us June 17 for a BioBlitz at Sheppard’s Bush in Aurora


A BioBlitz is a full day event to explore, identify and learn about the many plants and animals that live in our area. The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority will be hosting their third BioBlitz, this time at Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area in Aurora.

There will be activities for all ages and levels.

Date: Saturday June 17, 2017

Time: […]

June 2nd, 2017|

June 3, 2017 is Volunteer Day at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area

The Friends of Scanlon Creek are looking for volunteers to help maintain the facilities at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area in Bradford. Projects include:

General trail maintenance and signage updates
Arboretum, Discovery Play Garden and Bark Park upgrades

Enjoy refreshments, some laughter and a lot of “thanks” during the volunteer day.

Meet at the Nature Centre at 9:00 […]

May 8th, 2017|

TD Friends of the Environment support the Sheppard’s Bush BioBlitz

Thank You TD Friends of the Environment
Newmarket – April 11, 2017

Thanks to support from TD Friends of the Environment, a BioBlitz will take place on June 17, 2017.

A BioBlitz is a short intense team effort to discover as many different life forms as possible in one location. This often involves subject matter experts and the […]

April 11th, 2017|

Accessible Recreation Trail in Beaver River Wetland Now Open

Thanks to OTF for your support!

NEWMARKET – October 26, 2016 – Residents from Brock Township can now walk, cycle, ski or snowmobile to neighbouring communities, all while enjoying the soothing sounds of nature and viewing the abundant wildlife along the newly upgraded Beaver River Wetland Trail.

The final 8 kilometres of the Beaver River Wetland Trail […]

October 27th, 2016|

Scanlon Creek 2016 Fall Photo Contest: October 3 – October 31st

Contest Rules:

Photos are entered into the contest through Instagram or Twitter using hashtag provided (#FallingForScanlon)
Winner will receive a free Annual Membership to Scanlon Creek
Photos must be taken at Scanlon Creek
Anyone is eligible to enter
Contest participants must follow the Friends of Scanlon on social media in order for us to view their entries

October 4th, 2016|

Upgrades to the Beaver River Trail Now Underway!

September 21, 2016 – Thanks to funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and other funders, work is now underway to complete upgrades to the last 11 KM of the 32 KM Beaver River Trail.
The existing trail is a former decommissioned rail system and is being lengthened and improved to connect the communities of Uxbridge, Blackwater, Sunderland and […]

September 21st, 2016|

LSRCA helps Unity Christian High School reclaim their green space

Newmarket, ON – April 25, 2016 – Unity Christian High School will be looking greener in the following months, thanks to a joint effort by students and community members who participated in Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s (LSRCA) first de-pave event in Barrie on Earth Day. The de-pave was the first step in a project […]

April 26th, 2016|