Mad River - Stephens Donation


The Stephens family has been working together with EBC to help protect the Mad River in Glencairn, Ontario. We began working with them in 2009 and since then have been building on an original 3 acres. We now completed the full 111-acre nature reserve along the Mad River, adjacent to the Glencairn Conservation Area.

Significant Features

The Stephen’s property is located in Glencairn adjacent to the Glencairn Conservation Area. The Stephens property is heavily treed with no recent harvesting and is dissected by the Mad River. The Mad River is fast running, shaded in places with some trees down providing shelter for fish. Species at risk present on this reserve include the Five-lined Skink, Whip-poor-will and Snapping Turtle. This reserve has a trail that starts at the Glencairn Conservation Area parking lot and follows the river east to Concession Road 3. With the help of the Stephens family, EBC is able to prevent gravel pits from expanding any further and encroaching on the Mad River ecosystem.


The Stephens Reserve is located in Glencairn, Ontario adjacent to the Glencairn Conservation Area. Starting in Orangeville, head north on Highway 10. Continue on Hockley Road (Dufferin County Road 7). Take Airport Road (County Road 18) to Dufferin County Road 21. Head east on Dufferin County Road and continue onto Simcoe County Road 12. Head west onto Concession Road 3 and finally head west on Webster Road, Glencairn Conservation Area is on the north side of the road.

Stephens Ganaraska Map

Stephens Ganaraska Map