News Releases

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|

Save the Date: Celebrating Lake Simcoe Dinner in Barrie

Celebrate Lake Simcoe Dinner
Hosted by Barrie LSCF Board Directors Steve Chenier and Peter Silveira
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Southshore Community Centre, Barrie
~ Only 150 tickets ~
~ Sponsorship Opportunities available ~
Full Dinner and Presentation by LSRCA CAO Mike Walters on the health of Lake Simcoe and the incredible work of the Authority.
Details will be posted on the Celebrate Lake Simcoe […]

February 16th, 2016|

Baby It’s cold outside, but you have a warm heart…

In 2015, your LOVE for a safer, healthier and more livable Lake Simcoe watershed helped to… 
Teach our amazing kids about the importance of conserving our shared natural environment through your support of:

Outdoor Environmental Education
Environmental Education Resource Kits for Teachers
New GPS units for the classroom at Scanlon Creek
Complimentary Conservation Kid’s Camp experience for 10 kids

Protect and restore […]

February 16th, 2016|

It’s Family Fun Day at Scanlon Creek on Monday, February 15, 2016

Family Fun Day
Enjoy Nature in its Finest Season!

Bradford – Grab your families and join the Friends of Scanlon Creek for their annual Family Fun Day. There will be a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Get outside and enjoy the beauty of winter and have fun in one of Bradford’s finest […]

January 12th, 2016|

Take the Freezin’ For A Reason Polar Dip Challenge on Saturday, February 20th, 2016

January 5, 2016 – LSCF invites you to take a dip in icy water to help restore the Lake Simcoe watershed! Our goal this year is to raise $8,000.

Brave dippers dress up in wacky costumes, jump into Lake Simcoe and help raise funds for a very important cause – the environmental protection of our beautiful Lake Simcoe […]

January 5th, 2016|