News & Events

News

Welcome to three new easements

Posted on January 23, 2018

This past December, the Georgian Bay Land Trust was delighted to welcome three new easements to our roster of protected properties. All three have been donated by individuals who are passionate about the environment, and wish to leave a legacy of conservation on Georgian Bay. Easements are a wonderful way to ensure that the land you love will remain in its natural state in perpetuity, without actually transferring ownership to a conservation organization. Also called Conservation Agreements, they lay out a legal conservation plan for your property, which includes regular monitoring by a qualified organization. The Georgian Bay Land Trust currently…

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Endangered King Rails discovered on GBLT property

Posted on October 11, 2017

Exciting news! We’re delighted to share that endangered King Rails were recently discovered making use of a Georgian Bay Land Trust property. Bird lovers will know that these small marsh birds are extremely rare in Ontario, which is at the far northern end of their range. It is estimated that only 30 breeding pairs are left in the province. King Rails are shy birds, and are more often heard than seen. They make their homes in freshwater and brackish marshes throughout eastern North America, and prefer wetlands bordering large bodies of water where they can hunt for food. The Rail bird…

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Events

Winterlude

Event Date: March 7, 2018

Conservation Science: Bird and Butterfly Migration around Georgian Bay
Presented by Elora Grahame, M.Sc. Candidate, Integrative Biology, University of Guelph

Bishop Strachan School
298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto
5 pm cocktail reception | 6 pm talk

Free admission – RSVP

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