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Ecosource to host “The Birch Bark Canoe and Indigenous Canoe Cultures” workshop at Willow Park Aug 12!

Come out to Willow Park Ecology centre on Saturday, August 12th from 10am-4pm to partake in a workshop hosted by Ecosource. Explore Indigenous canoe culture with a hands-on session about birch bark canoe building. Guest speaker, Sylvia Plain from Aamjiwnaang First Nation; a community ambassador, water walker, researcher, birch bark canoe building apprentice and founder … Continue reading Ecosource to host “The Birch Bark Canoe and Indigenous Canoe Cultures” workshop at Willow Park Aug 12!

Willow Park Holds Wild Canada Day to celebrate Canada 150

On June 3, 2017, the hamlet of Norval lit up with celebrations of all kinds -  musical, historical, cultural and gastronomic -  in honour of Canada's one-hundred fiftieth anniversary. Willow Park Ecology Centre was part of the celebration, as it welcomed visitors to “Wild Canada” on the other side of Silver Creek.  There were displays, … Continue reading Willow Park Holds Wild Canada Day to celebrate Canada 150

Wildlife and Biodiversity Day July 9th Meet Some Wildlife and Tackle Some Invaders

You're Invited:  Meet Some Wildlife and Tackle Some Invaders Did you know that the Hungry Hollow ravine is a Credit Valley “biodiversity hotspot” (i.e., a Centre for Biodiversity)? The beautiful ravine along Silver Creek is a wonderful, close-to-home getaway. It's a treat for walkers, birders, cyclists and anyone who likes time in nature. The Town … Continue reading Wildlife and Biodiversity Day July 9th Meet Some Wildlife and Tackle Some Invaders

Snapping turtle hunt now illegal!

Via Victory! Snapping Turtle hunt now illegal | AWARE Simcoe Decision on Regulation: • As of April 1, 2017, no open season for Snapping Turtle across all of Ontario. Based on public feedback, there was significant opposition to maintaining any open season for snapping turtles. Snapping Turtle is a long-lived species that reproduces slowly and … Continue reading Snapping turtle hunt now illegal!