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York-Simcoe Naturalists

Town: York Simcoe

Ontario Nature Region: Huronia

The club formed in 1999, to provide residents in northern York Region and southern Simcoe County with a special interest and appreciation for our natural environment and outdoor recreation, a voice on local environmental issues and concerns.

The aims and objectives of the York-Simcoe Naturalists are: to further public awareness of the natural environment of the area; to identify and encourage the protection and preservation of environmentally significant habitat and species; to establish and maintain a permanent record of environmental change in the area; and to institute and advance a co-operative working relationship with other conservation-minded organizations. We have been actively involved in such issues as the waste water treatment system known as the "big pipe", the proposed incinerator for York Durham for solid waste, the expansion of the 404 and the proposed Bradford bypass between Highway 404 and 400.

In 2007 we took on the Stewardship of the Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve. Our club holds regular outings and work projects at the reserve. We also participate annually in the Christmas bird count.

Meetings, with a variety of guest speakers on nature related topics, are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month in the River Drive Park Community Centre (20 Oak Ave, River Drive Park in East Gwillimbury) at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are served and guests are always welcomed.

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