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Volunteer of the Month: Tomasz Majcherczyk (July, 2022)

August 8, 2022 — Tomasz Majcherczyk started volunteering for EBC this year and has already been assigned two nature preserves to monitor and steward - Misery Bay and Gallagher, both located on Manitoulin island.   Tomasz has an off-grid property (which he built himself) located next to Misery Bay Provincial Park. He was hoping that since the park is just around the corner, with...

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Nature Preserve of the Month: Mooi (July 2022)

August 8, 2022 — This is a 96.95 acre nature preserve located in Meaford, Ontario. Thanks to Jean and Frederick Mooi, who donated their land this year to EBC, we will protect your beautiful gift permanently!The northern-east and south-east portion of the land area is located within North Spey Wetland which constitutes approximately 15% of the total area. The nature preserve is also in...

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July 2022 BioSphere Now Here!

August 8, 2022 — To view of latest successes and updates click here!

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Species of the Month: White Trillium (July, 2022)

July 29, 2022 — Defining Characteristics:   They have three broad leaves, three small green sepals, three white petals, and a three-sectioned seedpod.   Habitat and Seed Dispersal: White Trilliums are native to northeastern North America and thrive in rich deciduous or mixed wood forests. They prefer moist, well-drained woods and wet areas at low to mid-elevations. When looking for these flowers, look for...

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Heaven's Gate Grand Opening Press Release!

July 16, 2022 — Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC) completed its purchase of Heaven’s Gate in June 2021. The acquisition served to protect culturally and ecologically significant land from development, and bridge the gap between LaCloche Provincial Reserve and Killarney Provincial Park. With three lakes and two mountains within its borders along ancient Canadian Shield landscape, the 809 hectare (2,000 acre) preserve is extremely biodiverse...

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Heaven's Gate Grand Opening - July 16th!

July 16, 2022 — Join us for the opening of our largest wilderness preserve to date, Heaven's Gate - Kitchitwaa Shekwaandem, on July 16th. Exactly 1 month to the day!   2,000 acres of wilderness between the La Cloche Mountains and Killarney Provincial Park are permanently conserved, come celebrate with us!   To register for free, click here!    Directions to Gate 3 entrance, Coordinates: 46.11011...

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June BioSphere 2022 Out Now!

July 5, 2022 — View our latest successes and updates in June's release of our monthly newsletter, BioSphere. Click here to read!

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Volunteer of the Month: Marc Willoughby (June, 2022)

June 30, 2022 — 1) How did you learn about EBC? "Heard Bob Barnett speak at an environmental event in late 90’s or early 2000s (may have been a Save the Oak Ridges Moraine talk)."   2) What made you want to volunteer with EBC? "Working as a Landscape Architect in Ontario serving the development industry mainly and as a Municipal peer review consultant...

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Wilderness Preserve of the Month: McKichan (June, 2022)

June 30, 2022 — This is a 6.17-acre wilderness preserve protected by EBC in 2011. It’s small size, steep slope and lack of parking keep it well protected.  This wilderness preserve is located within the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve and is designated Escarpment Natural Area. It is within metres of Hockley Valley Provincial Park. It is surrounded by significant natural areas such as the Caledon Meltwater Deposits,...

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Regional Coordinator Volunteer's needed!

June 30, 2022 — Become a Regional Conservation Coordinator with EBC! Regional Coordinators are responsible for: Attending meetings of local groups that may align with EBC’s stewardship goals - recruit stewards, volunteers & supporters Suggesting stewardship ideas to staff Acting as sounding board for enforcement issues Keeping in contact with local stewards Providing input & suggestions on stewardship policies & procedures Alerting EBC to local...

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Species of the Month: Wood thrush (June, 2022)

June 30, 2022 — Species of the Month: Wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)   Defining Characteristics: - Reddish-brown feathers on top - White pot belly with black spots - Juveniles, similar in appearance just less vibrant colour/pattern. - Short tail and straight bill - Shape and posture look similar to a scaled-down robin. - Distinctive alarm calls which sound like a machine gun. - Wood...

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Wild Futures Campaign

June 29, 2022 — In 2022-2023, EBC's goal will be securing 4,868 acres, spanning 42 properties. These precious properties are homes to many species at risk in Ontario including:    Spotted Turtle, Blanding's Turtle, Midland Painted Turtle, Queensnake, Pitcher’s Thistle, Hill’s Thistle, American Chestnut, Barn Swallow, Little Brown Myotis, Canada Warbler, Eastern Wood Pewee, Eastern Meadowlark, Hart's tongue fern, Bobolink, Woodthrush just to name a few.  ...

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Invite to EBC's AGM - June 26th 12pm

June 26, 2022 — Join EBC on June 26th at 12pm as we celebrate our accomplishments over the year at the AGM!Register for free by clicking here! If you join us as an EBC member you can help vote on the new board. To donate and become a member,  We appreciate your $35 while you get a tax receipt and more news as we...

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New Spring Precipice 2022!

June 13, 2022 — We are excited to announce that the 51st issue of Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy's Newsletter is now available!  Click here to view EBC's Spring 2022 Precipice and read about the wonderful work EBC has recently accomplished. To stay up to date and receive future newsletters sent directly to your inbox click below to signup or become a member!

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25th Year Anniversary Celebration - Whole Village - June 11th

June 11, 2022 — Come and join EBC at Whole Village in Caledon, Ontario on June 11th and celebrate our 25th year anniversary with us!We will be there between 12-3pm. What to expect: Guided walks Bioblitz Scavenger hunt FREE food and refreshments provided Register by clicking here!

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May 2022 BioSphere Now Here!

June 7, 2022 — Read the latest news, success and updates in our monthly newsletter - BioSphere! Click here to view May's issue.

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Nature Reserve of the Month: Nottawasaga (May, 2022)

May 31, 2022 — History:   This wilderness preserve is 143.53 acres located in Township of Essa, County of Simcoe. It has important forest and wetland habitats. EBC is looking into preserving an additional 8.5 acres to extend this area in the near future. The addition of the 8.5-acres will connect the interior forest to the riparian and wetland areas next to Nottawasaga River,...

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Species of the Month: Cougar (May, 2022)

May 31, 2022 — Cougars otherwise referred to as pumas or mountain lions, are Canada's largest and most formidable wildcat. They are extremely elusive, so the likelihood of you coming across one in the wild are very slim!Defining Characteristics: Males may grow to be two meters tall and weigh more than 60 kg Females are approximately 40-45kg short brown or greyish hair that is...

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Volunteers of the Month: Marissa Dolotallas and Chris Scerri (May, 2022)

May 31, 2022 — 1) How did they discover EBC?   Marissa has always had a love of nature, exploring new trails and finding hidden gems. It was through her own research, she discovered us, what we did and why along with our many wilderness preserves and trails to explore. Chris learned about EBC from Marissa. They were exploring the Grey/Bruce and Marissa mentioned...

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April 2022 BioSphere Now Here!

May 2, 2022 — To view EBC's latest successes, accomplishments and news, read our monthly newsletter click here! Don't miss our upcoming events as part of our 25th-year celebration. Register, save the dates and read more about them in April's Newsletter.

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