The Nature League began in 1984 as the Senior League Endowment Society of Collingwood. It seeks ways to conserve and protect the environment and focuses on the preservation of the natural heritage of the Blue Mountain Region.
Fundraising began by making floral arrangements for weddings and other events. More recently, holding a dinner dance at a ski club and membership fees have provided the funds to donate to local and provincial organizations that fall within the Leagues objectives such as Black Ash Creek rehabilitation, Silver Creek Wetlands preservation and Bruce Trail acquisition. The League raised funds toward the purchase of the Feversham Gorge, now a conservation area. Funds have also helped support the Tiffin Centre, Wye Marsh, MTM Marsh, Ontario Nature, C.O.N.E., Grey Sauble Conservation Authority, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, Minesing Swamp, GABP (Grey Association for Better Planning) and Blue Mountain Watershed Trust.
Current membership is 155 members. In the spring and fall there are organized, weekly educational nature walks through areas of the Niagara Escarpment. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter are followed by "soup's on" at the leaders home. There is a spring meeting and a fall annual general meeting. Our social events are the Christmas Potluck Supper and the fundraising dinner dance. We publish a spring, fall and winter newsletter informing the members of environmental concerns and forthcoming activities and events.
Visit the Nature League website for more information.