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Fall is almost here and soon we will be enjoying spectacular autumn colours, crisp mornings and perhaps a harvest moon. I hope you enjoy this invigorating season. Keep reading to see what we’re working on and how you can get involved.

Sydenham River Nature Reserve fall planting


Join Us for a Planting Event at Sydenham River Nature Reserve

We are planting 1,000 native trees and shrubs and we want you to be a part of it! Join us for a planting event at our Sydenham River Nature Reserve in southwestern Ontario on September 23rd and 24th. Bring your friends and family for the morning, afternoon, or all day. Volunteers will help us plant tulip trees, Kentucky coffee trees, spicebush and more while learning about this habitat restoration project with our staff and local experts.

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Black Bay Peninsula


Call on the Government to Take Immediate Action on Protected Area Expansion

Please join nearly 2,500 Ontario Nature advocates for nature in urging the Government of Ontario to partner with Indigenous Nations and engage the public in developing and implementing a strategy to protect 30 percent of lands and waters in Ontario by 2030.


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Conservation Award 2022-23 group photo

Check Out Our Conservation Award Winners!

The Ontario Nature Conservation Awards recognized some incredibly deserving winners this past year. Members submitted nominations from across the province to recognize their deserving conservation warrior during our annual Conservation Award Ceremony held at our Annual Gathering on June 10th. Read more about their contributions in the next issue of our ON Nature magazine.

Missed the opportunity to nominate your local wildlife warrior? Stay tuned for when this year’s nominations, which open in December.

See Our Award Recipients


Tipsheets to Make Your Voice Heard

Real democracy requires a vocal and engaged public but knowing how to best advocate for nature and where to start can be daunting. We want to help you make your voice heard, so we have updated and expanded our advocacy tipsheets which will help you be the best agent for change that you can be.

Read our blog to learn more about: Influencing Decision Makers, Letter Writing, Media Outreach and Making a Delegation. We hope that you will find these useful and they will make it easier for you to effectively speak up for nature.

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Quest Nature Tours

You’re invited to an evening of discovery with Quest Nature Tours!

Join Quest Nature Tours for an evening of discovery at the 35th Annual Quest Nature Tours Social in Toronto. Learn about fascinating wildlife and habitats around the world through informative travel presentations. Meet Quest staff and tour leaders, and mingle with friends and partners – including Ontario Nature.

When: Wednesday, September 20, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Toronto Botanical Garden, Floral Hall 777 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, Paid parking on-site

The evening presentations include:

  • Cool places to Explore: Svalbard, Newfoundland & Japan With Quest Nature Tours' Director Justin Peter
  • What To See in The Azores With Tour Leader Alan Watson
  • The Maned Wolf and Other Wonders of Brazil With Tour Leader Chris Earley
  • Northwest Argentina: Experiencing the Unexpected With Tour Designer and Tour Leader Ian Shanahan

To save your seat, contact or call 416-633-5666/1-800-387-1483.

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