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Sep 13th, 2017
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Aerial view of the land acquired by Simcoe County in BWG County Forests officially opens Kirkup Woods Tract Simcoe County news release Simcoe County Forests is celebrating the official opening of the 104-acre Kirkup Woods Tract in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Located within a County “...
Sep 13th, 2017
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Major salmon migration event includes nature walk with conservation experts, gourmet meal, FREE kids lunch and entertainment News release from the Blue Mountain Trust Foundation In the wake of last year’s resounding success, the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is holding See the Salmon Run for a second...
Sep 4th, 2017
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Province’s new plan for Greater Golden Horseshoe would protect a continuous base of agricultural land By AINSLIE CRUICKSHANK Toronto Star The whiz of cars on Kennedy Rd. cuts through the sound of crickets singing and wind rustling through soy fields at Empringham Farms. The busy north-south corridor ...
Aug 30th, 2017
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from Nature Conservancy Canada Minesing Wetlands, West of Barrie, ON Thursday August 31, 2017 10:0A0 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and NCC for a wet and wild day of installing wing deflectors along Willow Creek in Minesing Wetlands. Once installed, t...
Aug 28th, 2017
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Technician John White at the Angus Tree Seed Facility in 2013, explaining the operation to AWARE Simcoe members Scroll down for other posts on this topic ‘Corner stone of tree planting’ to be shut down in 2018 Roger Klein CTV News Barrie August 28 2017 A major seed distribution plant in A...
Aug 24th, 2017
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From the Nature Conservancy of Canada Event Details August 25th, 2017, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM Carden Alvar Natural Area, Ontario Habitat Restoration Calling all conservation superheroes! The vigorously-growing, invasive dog-strangling vine (DSV) is creeping its way onto the globally rare habitats of...
Aug 24th, 2017
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Spruce, Fir, Tamarak -AWARE Simcoe photo By GABRIEL POPKINAUG New York Times For several years, I’ve led tree walks in Washington, D.C. I start by asking participants who they are and why they want to spend precious hours looking at trees. My students are nearly all highly educated, successful people...
Aug 22nd, 2017
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The Freele Tract – AWARE Simcoe photo From the Friends of Simcoe Forests  The Friends of Simcoe Forests are reaching out to you for your help in completing a very short survey prepared by The County of Simcoe pertaining specifically to our forests. We strongly encourage everyone to participate ...
Aug 22nd, 2017
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From the IDA Innisfil District Association (IDA) AGM Saturday August 26 -10:30 am The IDA AGM will be held Saturday August 26 at 10:30 am at the Innisfil ideaLab/Lakeshore Library located at 967 Innisfil Beach Rd., Alcona. Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition is our featured spea...
Aug 21st, 2017
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For the greater good Letter to the Orillia Packet & Times from Don Morgan, Midland August 21 2017 As chair of AWARE Simcoe, I am disappointed that several recent letters to you by Mr. Doyle and Mr. McKee paint our organization in such negative terms. The references to AWARE and political interfer...