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Prescribed Burns, Spring 2024

One or more small prescribed burns may be conducted in the St Williams Conservation Reserve sometime between April 5th and May 15th, 2024. The timing of the burns will depend on weather conditions. These burns are being done to restore a globally rare Oak Savanna ecosystem and improved habitat conditions for species at risk. For […]

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SWCRCC Open House Guided Walking Tour Saturday, October 28, 2023

SWCRCC Open House Guided Walking Tour Saturday, October 28, 2023 By Sue Graci              The St Williams Conservation Reserve Community Council Open House 2023 took place this year in the form of a walking tour in the Turkey Point Tract. It was a perfect day for a hike – cool weather with a […]

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Notice: Temporary Trail Closure at Turkey Point Tract effective immediately

Part of the St Williams Conservation Reserve will be temporarily closed to public access effective immediately for vegetation management operations. Plantations in the Conservation Reserve are being logged to restore natural vegetation communities. The area affected by this temporary closure is in the Turkey Point Tract, located west of Turkey Point Road, between Charlotteville Rd […]

Events Feature

Open House Saturday, October 28th/2023

         Guided Walking Tour at St Williams Conservation Reserve Turkey PointTract (Free event) Saturday 28 Oct 2023 1:30-4:00 Please RSVP using the Google Forms link HERE  Meet at the parking area at 849 Concession 1, west of Turkey Point Road (Norfolk County Road 10)  Event to take place Rain or Shine 2.65km loop […]

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We don’t want your weeds!

It’s that time of year again when some people will be looking for somewhere to dispose of your garden green waste. Unfortunately, disposing of garden waste along the roadside near a natural area is one of the main ways that invasive plants are dispersed and spread. Invasive plants create a heap of problems when then […]

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Our goals

Why Was The CR Established? Ontario established the St Williams Conservation Reserve so that: ‘…these tracts will be a flourishing example of extraordinary biological diversity representing their pre-European settlement natural legacy of ecological communities while protecting their unique cultural heritage and providing opportunities for compatible public land uses.’ — SWCR Management Plan 2007 – 2057 […]

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The St. Williams Conservation Reserve is a special place: Designated as a conservation reserve in 2004 because of its important natural heritage and cultural significance. The natural ecosystems and other special features found here are being protected and restored to sustain biodiversity.  These public lands can be explored and enjoyed by the public. The St. […]