News Releases

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|

New Home Owners in Brookfield Homes’ Aurora Community to Receive Warm Welcome Home

Brookfield Homes joins LSCF program that inspires increased environmental health and awareness

NEWMARKET  – For over 50 years, Brookfield Homes has built a reputation of excellence by building quality new homes across Southern Ontario. Brookfield’s Save Green Program puts the best energy saving and indoor air quality enhancing technology in their homes. But they wanted to do more. When Brookfield Homes learned about Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation’s (LSCF) new Inspiring Greener Communities Program (IGC), they knew they had to participate. The IGC program was designed to balance the needs of people with the needs of the environment. It connects residents of new communities to our watershed, inspires an eco-friendly lifestyle and raises funds for local environmental programs and projects that will help clean the air, land and water right in our own backyard. Brookfield Homes is proud to support this program with their upcoming Aurora “The Arbors” community, located on the west side of Leslie St. just north of Wellington. Brookfield Homes encourages other builders in this large Aurora development to participate in this program as well. […]

January 8th, 2013|

Fundraising Committee Needs a Logo

Friends of Scanlon Creek launch logo design competition

NEWMARKET  – Newly formed community group, Friends of Scanlon Creek Committee, are launching a logo design competition, appealing to local amateur and professional graphic artists in the Bradford West Gwillimbury area – selected designer wins bragging rights and a one year pass to Scanlon Creek Conservation Area! […]

January 4th, 2013|

1st Annual Freezin’ For A Reason Polar Dip

Thanks to the 25 brave souls who plunged into Lake Simcoe at the Innisfil Beach Park on February 25th in our first annual Freezin’ For a Reason Polar Dip. Almost $12,000 was raised as dippers had fun while raising money for a great environmental cause. Funds raised from polar dippers will go to priority restoration, protection and educational programs and projects within the Lake Simcoe watershed. […]

April 18th, 2012|