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Your Feedback Needed! Scanlon Creek Conservation Area User Survey

Scanlon Creek Conservation Area
User Survey
Have you been to Scanlon Creek Conservation Area in Bradford lately? If you have (or even if its been awhile), Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) wants to hear from you!

Take their user survey at for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Spinsanity Cycles bike shop in […]

February 10th, 2014|

Friends of Scanlon Creek Win Conservation Award!

We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday November 7, 2013 the Friends of Scanlon Creek won the Pioneering Green Communities Award at LSRCA’s Conservation Awards night for all their tireless work to revitalize Scanlon Creek.
Pioneering Green Communities Award
New in 2013 is the Pioneering Green Communities Award. Open to individuals or groups who have completed a […]

November 14th, 2013|

Media Release: Conservation Foundation Achieves Highest Standards for Public Confidence

Conservation Foundation Meets Highest Standards for Public Confidence
Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation achieves Imagine Canada accreditation 
Newmarket – August 14, 2013 – The Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation (LSCF) is thrilled to announce it is now accredited by Imagine Canada, through their highly- distinguished Standards Program for charitable and nonprofit organizations. 

“The accreditation process was very rigorous and […]

August 14th, 2013|

Thank You Lefroy Fire Department: Donation to LSCF

Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation is very pleased to announce the donation of $1,500 by the Lefroy Fire Department on May 23.  Andy Dickie of the Lefroy Fire Department presented the cheque to President Debby Beatty, which came from the proceeds from their annual perch fishing derby in February.

Thank You Lefroy Fire Department!

May 30th, 2013|

Media Release: The Creeks Project takes root in Sunnidale Park

Lake Simcoe to benefit from Barrie and Innisfil Creeks Campaign
The Creeks Project takes root in Sunnidale Park – First project under four-year bid to improve Lovers, Barrie and Hewitt’s Creeks
Newmarket – May 13, 2013 –   Despite the cool weather, many Barrie residents came out to plant trees and enjoy eco-activities at Sunnidale Park this past Saturday. The tree planting event, hosted by the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation (LSCF) and its partner the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA), had a three-fold purpose; to raise awareness about how we can improve the health of our environment; to put the first of many projects under The Creeks Project in the ground; and to kick-off the fundraising campaign that will support additional works under The Creeks Project banner. […]

May 13th, 2013|

New LSCF campaign to fund multi-year The Creeks Project

Campaign aims to fund multi-year creeks restoration project
May 11 Campaign Launch of The Creeks Project in Barrie
NEWMARKET, ON – May 7, 2013 – The Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation (LSCF) is launching a fundraising campaign to support community-focused projects over the next four years in the Barrie and Innisfil subwatersheds.  The projects will focus on improving the health of Lovers, Hewitts and Barrie Creeks. […]

May 7th, 2013|

Spring is here (really it is!) so purchase your Royal Lake Simcoe Chair soon!

Lake Simcoe has its own “Royal Lake Simcoe Chair”
 When you purchase you are also supporting the environmental protection of the Lake Simcoe watershed.
Thanks to the Best Adirondack Chair Company for redesigning the famous Muskoka Chair using the “swoosh” of our logo that mimics the waves of Lake Simcoe. They are beautiful and have been decorated by artists and auctioned off at our Conservation Dinner for years now. Now you can enjoy them too. […]

April 12th, 2013|

Effective April 2: Scanlon Creek Bark Park Closed for 2 Weeks

Due to the increase in mud that the spring thaw brings, the Scanlon Creek off leash Bark Park will be closing from April 2 until approximately April 16th.

A sign will be posted on the gate at the dog park. We are sorry for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.



March 28th, 2013|

Thank You!! 2nd Annual Freezin’ For A Reason Polar Dip Raises $7,675

Thanks to all the “dippers” who braved the frigid waters of Lake Simcoe on February 23rd, 2013. It really was a beautiful winter day for a swim (really!). Thanks to all the organizers for a great experience. See you in 2014! […]

February 26th, 2013|

Residents Take a Dip in Icy Water to Save Lake Simcoe

2nd Annual Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Dip

NEWMARKET – January 8, 2013 – Join local residents, politicians and many other brave community groups in an event that is sure to send shivers up your spine! Meet us at the Innisfil Beach Park during the Innisfil Winterfest as brave dippers dress up in wacky costumes, dip into Lake Simcoe and most importantly help raise funds for a very important cause – the environmental protection of our beautiful Lake Simcoe watershed. Proceeds will specifically support projects in the Barrie and Innisfil areas. […]

January 8th, 2013|