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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 […]

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TRAILS CLOSURES DURING LOGGING OPERATIONS

Please note that logging operations at the St. Williams Conservation Reserve will be starting up the week of Dec 6th, 2021. Please refer to 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). Two areas of […]

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Ontario Parks has made some changes to the multi-use trails at St Williams Conservation Reserve Nursery Tract. As indicated on the attached map, all trail access points along the N/S Walsingham Townline Road at the north edge of the CR will be closed off.  One new segment of trail will be added to the authorized […]

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Update: Multi-user trails Now Open!

Happy to report that the Multi-Use trails at the St Williams Conservation Reserve Nursery Tract are Turkey point Tract are now re-opened for use following completion of the logging operation. Please obey all posted signage and share the trails so everyone can have a safe and enjoyable ride Questions about the remaining closure can be […]

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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 […]

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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 […]