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St Williams Conservation Reserve in Response to COVID-19

March 18, 2020 6:50 P.M. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, issued a statement that Ontario Parks Will be closed the public till April 30, 2020. As COVID-19 continues to quickly evolve, we want to ensure public safety and the well-being of our […]

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TRAILS CLOSURES DURING LOGGING OPERATIONS

Please note that logging operations at the St. Williams Conservation Reserve will be starting up soon (week of January 13th). Observe the map showing the area and trails that will be closed to access (other parts of the CR are still open to use following usual rules and regulations). Area affected is either side of […]

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Habitat Enhancement Work Bee

The garbage clean up planned for this Saturday has been CANCELLED as too much snow in the ditches and woods. However, for those of you who might want to get outside in nature, get some exercise, improve habitat for species at risk, and/or collect some pine or balsam branches for seasonal décor we will go […]

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Healthy Parks, Healthy People

  Getting outside and enjoying nature is good for everyone. There’s a multitude of physical and mental health benefits to be gained from spending time outdoors. In order to ensure all people living in Ontaruo have access to parks,  Ontario Parks has provided a survey at the following link.  Follow the link and learn about […]

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Carolinian Life Zone

Carolinian Life Zone The Carolinian Life Zone is a fragile ecoregion stretching from Toronto to Windsor. The forests in this area are mixed, but broad leaved deciduous trees predominate.  Many rare and at risk species of plants, mammals, reptiles, birds and insects can be found in Carolinian  forests of Southwestern Ontario and nowhere else in […]

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Stewardship Volunteers- A Big Thank You

April 7-13 2019 is National Volunteer Week in Canada and here at the St Williams Conservation Reserve we wish to send out a huge thank you to the numerous stewardship volunteers that come out to the reserve throughout the year to help with the tasks that allow us to maintain the CR and improve Species […]

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A Holiday Gift That Will Keep On Giving

St. Williams Conservation Reserve received a generous donation from the prestigious Burning Kiln Winery as a result of their successful Hometown for the Holidays sale last month. The organizers of the craft sale collected donations from shoppers and presented the proceeds to the CR in early January. The St. William’s Conservation Reserve is a nonprofit […]

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What Are Species At Risk And How Can You Help Protect Them?

Species At Risk (SAR) are plants and animals in Canada that are protected by law due to their being extirpated, endangered, threatened, or of special concern. The official Species at Risk in Ontario list can be found online at www.ontario.ca. Currently there are more than 200 species that are at risk of disappearing from Ontario. […]

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What Does The St. Williams Conservation Reserve Community Council Do?

Throughout the year the St Williams Community Council is involved in a wide variety of activities in the CR. The council meets monthly to discuss the needs of the CR and twice a year a meeting with the MNRF is held. Most of the work the SWCCR does is invisible to the public, yet the […]