EBC News


Volunteer of the Month: Melanie Hunt (December, 2022)

December 30, 2022 — Melanie knew about EBC for many years as someone who is a lover of the great outdoors and enjoys hiking. She saw informational signs about our organization on different trails that she hikes regularly. It was last year, when EBC's Heaven's Gate was conserved, that Melanie became more aware of the work that we do in the area she lives...

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Nature Reserve(s) of the Month: Stein Properties (December 2022)

December 29, 2022 — This month, we are celebrating a collection of properties on which we have conservation agreements, thanks to Amy Stein who entrusted us with their protection and stewardship. There are 5 properties in total spanning over 440 acres located within Grey County and Wellington which we obtained this month. A further two properties from Stein will hopefully be secured in the...

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Executive Director interviewed by CBC - December 10th, 2022

December 12, 2022 — EBC's Executive Director, Robert Barnett, was interviewed by French CBC last week on biodiversity and what land trusts can do towards COP 15 targets. EBC now protects 215 preserves in Southern Ontario providing habitat for 70 species at risk, sequestering carbon to curb greenhouse warming  (800,000 tonnes so far). 100 kms of EBC trail. 25 km of Lake Huron shore plus 20...

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Precipice - Fall 2022 Newsletter Out Now!

December 5, 2022 — Click here to view our latest Precipice Newsletter - Fall 2022!

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BioSphere November Newsletter Out Now!

November 30, 2022 — Click here to view our latest updates and accomplishments!

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Today is Giving Tuesday!

November 29, 2022 — Today's the day! Giving Tuesday. Have your donation go further TODAY, November 29th.   Your $75 becomes $150 on Giving Tuesday. What is Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, taking place each year after Black Friday. “Opening day of the giving season,” when charities, companies and individuals rally for favourite causes. In the same way, retailers push Black Friday,...

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Online silent auction goes live! Today - 10am!

November 28, 2022 — EBC's online silent auction goes live TODAY at 10am Eastern Time! View our list of nature experiences available to bid on here: https://www.32auctions.com/wildfuturescampaign   How can I bid on an item? To set up an account is quick and little information is required. Click here to see how: https://www.32auctions.com/users/new   What are we fundraising for? EBC is fundraising for our...

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Species of the Month: Eastern White Cedar (November, 2022)

November 22, 2022 — The eastern white cedar is also commonly known as the northern white cedar, swamp cedar or arborvitae (meaning tree of life). It is a coniferous tree that is native to Canada spanning from Manitoba to the easterly provinces. It can be typically found in sphagnum bogs, in swampy areas or in very shallow dry soils where limestone is the predominant...

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Silent Auction - 2 Weeks Today! Nov 28th-Dec 12th.

November 14, 2022 — Join us 2 weeks today as we hold our first-ever online silent auction!   We have some fantastic nature experiences up for auction - perfect for upcoming holiday gifts and EVERY bid = 1 tree planted!   The silent auction link and instructions on how to bid will be available next week on our website news section and social media...

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Great News for EBC! 4th greatest acreage of all Land Trusts in Canada!

November 1, 2022 — EBC received some fantastic news last week during the Land Trust Summit Conference in Ottawa.   EBC has been recognized to have the 4th greatest acreage of all 150 Canadian land trusts coming through Environment Canada's Ecological Gifts Program! Given the much larger property sizes in Alberta and the boreal forest, this is quite an achievement to be proud of! We...

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BioSphere Newsletter Now Here! October, 2022!

October 31, 2022 — To view our latest successes and updates view our latest monthly newsletter by clicking here!

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Species of the Month: Tamarack (October, 2022)

October 30, 2022 — Tamarack, otherwise commonly called eastern larch, and can be found in every province and territory in Canada. Tamaracks are among the few conifers that lose their leaves in the Fall. Before their leaves are shed, their needles take on a beautiful Fall coloration.   Although Tamaracks can grow on many sites, it prefers swamps or wet organic soils and is...

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Volunteer of the Month: Anita Pintulis (October, 2022)

October 26, 2022 — Anita grew up in Hamilton a few blocks from the Niagara Escarpment. Since the Niagara Escarpment was on her doorstep, she regularly hiked its trails, walked along its old railway tracks and explored waterfalls. It was a wonderful way for her to escape into nature and reap the benefits of all nature has to offer.   Anita and her sister...

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Nature Reserve of the Month: Zinkan Cove (October, 2022)

October 18, 2022 —   This month we applied for species at risk stewardship funding for grassland habitat restoration and herpetofauna (snake and reptile) monitoring and signage. Hopefully, this funding will come through so we are able to conduct more herp monitoring on our properties in Northern Bruce.   Zinkan Cove is one of our Northern Bruce nature reserves, located on the west shore...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

October 10, 2022 — An abundance of nature is the foundation for enough of everything else.   Give back to nature which gives us so much this Thanksgiving. Donate to EBC's Wild Futures campaign. Help us protect 4,868 acres of Ontario land now.   Learn more about our campaign here: https://escarpment.ca/about/campaigns/wild-futures-project   To donate, visit: https://escarpment.ca/donate/canada-helps

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Volunteer of the Month: Sheila Peacock! September, 2022

September 30, 2022 — "I have known about EBC for years and appreciate all their work. I co-owned a motel in Tobermory for 20 years and often hosted members. I have volunteered time with many volunteer organizations over the years and I was delighted to be able to assist this year with offering our property for the annual monarch tagging. Over the past 10...

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BioSphere Newsletter Now Here! September, 2022!

September 30, 2022 — To view our latest successes and updates view our latest monthly newsletter by clicking here!

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Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - September 30th

September 30, 2022 — In commemoration of Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, EBC staff will commit to a day of reflection and furthering their learning about conservation through reconciliation. We invite you to do the same, and share with you these important resources, which have helped guide the work we do at EBC:   • A podcast series...

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Nature reserve of the Month: Nottawasaga 2 (September, 2022)

September 29, 2022 — Nottawasaga 2 is a 10-acre addition to the previous 143.53 acres in our care located in Township of Essa, County of Simcoe. Nottawasaga has important forest and wetland habitats. This addition will connect the interior forest to the riparian and wetland areas next to Nottawasaga River, which is part of the Provincial Area of Natural Scientific Interest (ANSI) as well....

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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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