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Mya Van Woudenberg & Alanna Evans EVC Bootcamp When you live in the big city, it’s pretty easy to feel bogged down in the concrete jungle. Thankfully, just an hour and half east of Toronto, lies one of Ontario’s hidden treasures - the Rice Lake Plains. Not only are the plains home to some of Ontario’s last remaining prairies and savannas, but you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a different province as you stroll through these natural gems! Best of all, they’re all free to explore! ...continue reading "Top 5 Surreal Places to Visit in the Rice Lake Plains"

Hazel Bird Trail On a crisp fall day in early October twenty donors, volunteers, and neighbours gathered at the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC) Hazel Bird Nature Reserve to celebrate the opening of brand new trail. ...continue reading "Nature Conservancy of Canada Announces Launch of New Trail"

Prairie Day 2014 The day dawned grey and overcast on September 20th, 2014 for the 7th Annual Prairie Day at Alderville Black Oak Savanna Ecology Centre, a 30-minute drive north of Cobourg. Despite the ominous weather, the event started off well with a smudging ceremony from the Alderville First Nation, as well as speeches carrying messages of hope and regeneration. ...continue reading "Prairie Day 2014: Celebrating the Rice Lake Plains / Alderville Black Oak Savannah"