News & Events


Garbage Clean Up May 27

We will be targeting roadside litter on Charlotteville Rd.1 and along TP road on May 27 from 9am to Noon. People should be aware of ticks, mosquitoes, poison ivy, and to bring sun screen. We will supply gloves, water, snacks as usual. Meet at the large parking lot Charlotteville Rd. 1 We are looking for […]


2018 Turkey Season has started.

Amendments have been made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to enhance and modernize Ontario’s wild turkey hunting program.  Click here to see the updates. The season runs from April 25 to May 31. If you are planning a hike please consider wearing a blaze orange coat or vest to be seen.  Thank you […]


55 walkers attended!

March 4th Pathways for People hike at the St Williams Conservation Reserve was a big hit with about 55 people participating.  Weather was perfect for a winter walk. Good exposure for SWCRCC and also the Canada’s 1st Forestry Station Interpretive Centre. Many thanks to Michele Crowley of the Health Unit for organizing and promoting the […]


2018 Work Bees in The CR

Saturday’s Work Bee on February 24th was a success! We had a large group of volunteers that joined us from the Norfolk ATV Club. Thank you to all of the people who came out to lend a hand. Fututre Work Bee Date: 4th Saturday of each month, mark your calendars. Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm […]


Thinning operations are complete!

  All logging operation signs are down and work is complete. Trails and access points are open again.  The St Williams Conservation Reserve Community Council thank you for your patience. 

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Opportunities for Public Input for 2019-2028 Operations Plan

We have identified three opportunities for the public, CR users and other stakeholders to provide input on the 2019-2028 Operations Plan. Public Survey is complete – the results of this online survey will allow us to gauge public perception of whether we are achieving the management goals and objectives of the CR.   Results to […]


Code of Conduct for St. Williams Conservation Reserve

These guidelines have been adapted from the Ontario Trails Council’s user guidelines for shared-use trails and various county and regional codes of conduct for forest users. General Rules for all SWCR Users Expect and respect other trail users Leave the wildlife for others to enjoy. Do not stress, harass, or chase wildlife. Stay on authorized […]


What Do I Need to Know about Trail Density and Human Usage?

While we’re delighted that individuals and groups are out on trails and experiencing nature’s peace and beauty, the fact is, whether we walk, mountain bike, horseback ride, dirt bike, or ATV, there is an impact on the forest’s vegetation and wildlife. MNRF View It’s important for you to know that based on available research, MNRF […]


Trail change application

As part of The CR’s Operations Plan renewal process, we are considering changes to the authorized trail network for motorized, equestrian and mountain bike users. If your group would like to request changes to the authorized trail network, please read the Trail Change Process information and fill out an application by December 31 2017. Download […]