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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 […]


Guided Walking Tour at St Williams Conservation Reserve Turkey Point Tract (free event)

2.65km loop on fairly flat dry sandy trails. Estimated 2 hrs for walk & talk guided tour.

Saturday 28 Oct 2023, 1:30-4:00. Meet at parking area at 849 Concession 1, west of Turkey Point Road (Norfolk County Road 10). Event to take place Rain or Shine. Click here for more info on the tour

Please RSVP using the Google Forms link below:

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 […]

Blog Research

Birds Canada and the Whip-poor-will Need Your Help!

The Eastern Whip-poor-will team at Birds Canada is looking for your help! We are looking to find as many Whip-poor-will nests as possible in Norfolk, to inform us of nest-site selection preferences and more. During your time outside this summer, or the next two years, if you happen to stumble across an Eastern Whip-poor-will nest, […]

About the SWCR

Project coordinator needed

The SWCRCC seeks a highly-motivated individual to take on the contracted position of Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator is a contracted position between an independent contractor and the SWCRCC. This position will coordinate and oversee the delivery of various Species at Risk (SAR) stewardship and resource management activities within the SWCR.

Click for full details.


New Wayfinding Signage at the CR

A new year with new wayfinding signage and QR codes at 5 trailheads.  Download trail maps on your phone with a quick scan of the QR code at each of the trailheads.  Clarity to permitted trail usage is a benefit to users as well as the ability to protect habitat in the CR. Please remember […]


UPDATE – Conservation Reserves is open for all recreational activities as of May 22, 2020.

To all Recreational User Groups and Researchers and Collaborators re St Williams Conservation Reserve reopening for all permitted uses   We are pleased to let you know that Ontario Parks has decided to reopen St Williams Conservation Reserve to all permitted uses as of today, Friday May 22nd2020.  Note that this is the only Conservation […]


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 […]