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Monarch Butterfly Festival 2023

August 25, 2023 — Join us at EBC's Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival at Alvar Bay and Bruce Peninsula National Park's Visitors Center on August 25th and 26th! Experience two days filled with nature hikes, monarch tagging and release activities, captivating butterfly documentaries, and thrilling evening bat walks. Explore the beauty of Alvar Bay, learn about the vital work of EBC, and get your hands...

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Pride Hike - June 11, 1:00 - 3:00pm Simmons Nature Preserve

June 11, 2023 — EBC is pleased to join the community in celebrating 2sLGBTQIA Pride month by hosting a Pride Hike through Simmons Nature Preserve in Caledon. This hike aims to create a space where Nature Lovers, who are LGBTQ+ and allies, can connect and enjoy a day outside!The hike will be led by Ashley Brown (she/her), a lover of all things EBC and...

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Spring Birding Hike - June 3rd at Kimbercote Nature Preserve!

June 3, 2023 — Join us on June 3rd from 9 am - 11 am for another one of our spring birding hikes at EBC's Kimbercote Nature Preserve!   Located in the Beaver Valley, these birding hikes, led by David Turner, are FREE for EBC supporters* Haven't signed up yet? Click here to donate:   Space is limited, and spaces are offered on...

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We're hiring! Office & Accounts Manager

March 4, 2023 — POSITION FILLED: STAY TUNED AS WE POST A BIO ABOUT LUISA RODRIGUES - WE ARE SO EXCITED TO WORK WITH YOU! EBC is hiring an Office and Accounts Manager for a regular, full time Toronto based, hybrid position. Annual Salary: $45-60K per annum, depending on experience. 3-month probationary period. To view the job description please click here! If you are...

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Animal Tracking Event - March 4th 12pm-2pm

March 4, 2023 — Join us for an afternoon of winter animal tracking with Jeff Kinchen on March 4th at EBC's Ashman Nature Reserve, near Wiarton! Experience the beauty and mystery of winter wilderness with our wildlife tracking program. Immerse yourself in the art of observing and recognizing the subtle clues nature leaves behind. From tracking animals to understanding their habits and behaviors, this...

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Celebrate National Hot-Chocolate Day - Snowshoe with us!

February 18, 2023 — Celebrate #NationalHotChocolateDay by joining us for an afternoon of snowshoeing and hot chocolate at Mooi Nature Reserve on February 18th from 12-2pm. Explore the unique blend of woodland, wetland, and the North Spey River while snowshoeing, and warm up with a delicious hot chocolate afterwards.   Whether you're a nature lover, winter adventurer, or just seeking a relaxing escape, this...

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Bluewater Outdoor Education Center Event - September 17th

September 17, 2022 — Join us, Saturday, September 17th, between 12pm-3pm as we continue our 25th-year celebratory events near Wiarton!   Location: Bluewater Outdoor Education Center   What time expect? - foraging and fire building skills - free food and drinks - hike across the road at our Orlowski Nature Reserve - meeting lots of fellow conservationists   For more information and to register...

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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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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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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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EBC's 25th Year Celebratory Webinar - April 5th, 7pm!

April 5, 2022 — Join us, 2 weeks today, on April 5th at 7pm where we will be celebrating EBC's story over the last 25 years.   Join EBC staff, board members, volunteers, donors and friends of EBC for an evening of virtual celebration.   Panel of speakers: Robert Barnett (EBC's Executive Director) Saba Ahmad (EBC's Chair) Chris Peabody (EBC Board member and Mayor...

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2 weeks today! Become an EBC steward webinar

February 10, 2022 — EBC wants to keep our Ontario lands as wild as possible. We encourage natural processes to occur and do not alter the land, except when necessary. Sometimes land management is needed to keep the place clean, invasive species-free, as well as to recognize potential threats that can impact the biodiversity we try to protect. Some of our Nature Reserves have...

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Dispelling Myths & Telling Truths: A Bat's Story FREE Virtual Event

October 13, 2021 — Join EBC in conversation with Toby Thorne, Native Bat Conservationist, as we present 'Dispelling Myths & Telling Truths: A Bat's Story' virtual event on October 26th at 7pm. To learn more about & register for our FREE virtual event, click here!

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2021 Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival!

September 15, 2021 — The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a special and beloved North American insect that journeys 2,000 miles (one-way) in its migration journey annually. This is the largest of all known insect migrations on Earth! Unfortunately, this remarkable animal has experienced an 80% decline in population across North America between 1994 - 95 and 2014 -15. This has ignited to action a multitude of groups and...

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Summer of Pollinators: Butterflies FREE virtual event!

September 7, 2021 — Join EBC in conversation with the World Wildlife Fund and Wildlife Biologist, Elisabeth Shapiro, for the FINAL installment of a 'Summer of Pollinators' FREE virtual event series. For 1 hour 15 minutes, you will learn all about the magical world of Ontario butterflies and how to protect them.When?Tuesday, September 21st from 7:00 - 8:15 pm! Two weeks today.Where can I...

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Trout Hollow Opening!

August 23, 2021 — Join us on September 18th, 2021 at 10am and help celebrate another 160 acres of land conserved by EBC. Come for all or part of the celebration as we:   Explore and learn about the natural and historical wonders of Trout Hollow through guided hikes Announce the winners of the photography/art/short story contest Socialize over delicious food and drink prepared...

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Virtual AGM Success!

October 1, 2020 — EBC’s AGM capped a successful year of conservation results while working within the parameters of COVID-19. We would like to send a special thanks to our retiring directors: Robert Wilson, Gord Edwards and Gillian Leitch. Robert Wilson was a founding director of EBC, he wrote our original by-law and got us incorporated. Robert also did a lot of legal work...

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EBC's Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival September 27th 2020!

September 21, 2020 — Join the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy on September 27th 2020 at 11am as we hold our 12th annual Monarch Butterfly festival. The festival, which is usually held in Tobermory, will be delivered virtually this year due to Covid-19 concerns. Between 11am-12pm, EBC will be collaborating with the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) as well as butterfly expert of 15 years, Audrey...

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