District of Muskoka
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary - Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary cares for injured and orphaned wildlife and, once rehabilitated, return them to their natural environment. For animals requiring permanent care, to provide an environment that satisfies their biological and behavioural needs.
Friends of Muskoka -A group of dedicated volunteers working to protect and to preserve the natural environment and unique character of Muskoka.
Georgian Bay Association-Represent the interests of 19 community associations to all levels of government (Municipal, Provincial, Federal, First Nations and regulatory authorities) and others to preserve the unique characteristics, and ensure the careful stewardship, of Georgian Bay.
Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve The Georgian Bay Biosphere (GBB) is a non-profit registered Canadian charity. We are a community-based organization that works with partners in our region to protect the environment, create vibrant communities and support a healthy economy by building capacity through education and culture.
Georgian Bay Forever - Georgian Bay Forever funds and supports scientific research and education that protects and enhances the waters of Georgian Bay, as part of the Great Lakes.
Georgian Bay Land Trust - PROTECTING GEORGIAN BAY WILDERNESS, NOW & FOREVER. We are a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization committed to protecting and preserving the lands of Georgian Bay, the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, for future generations to enjoy.
George Langman Sanctuary - The George Langman Sanctuary, located west of Bass Lake Provincial Park has a 6 km nature trail; whereby, one will see a variety of waterfowl, wildlife, small birds, turtles, frogs, snakes and flora and fauna.
Muskoka Watershed Council- MWC was formed to share resources, help address watershed management issues, provide a framework for coordination and cooperation among key interests, and report on the health of the watersheds on a regular basis. MWC is an advisory body. It makes recommendations to municipal governments, to decision-makers, to managers and to the general public on ways to protect and restore the resources of the Muskoka watersheds. MWC has numerous resources such as 1) Algae Quick Guide, 2) Giant Hogweed in Muskoka, 3) Septic Systems, 4) Natural Shorelines etc.
Safe Quiet Lakes - Their mission is to Make the Muskoka lakes safer and quieter to ensure the sustainable enjoyment of a treasured shared resource. Safe Quiet Lakes developed the Boater’s Code and a video with FOCA on driving wakeboards safely. They are the Ontario organizing body of the nation wide Decibel Coalition
Severn Sound Environmental Association -The Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) provides continuing support to the federal and provincial agencies, but particularly to the local municipalities, to sustain environmental quality and to ensure continued protection through wise stewardship of Severn Sound and its tributaries. SSEA provides a variety of stewardship programs such as monitoring water quality, LDD moth study, phragmites control and tree planting. Additionally, SSEA has many resources. Topics include Invasive Species, Foam on the Water, All About Algae, Floating Pollen etc.
Wye Marsh - Wye Marsh is located on Hwy 12 near Midland. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to discover raptors and reptiles in our interpretive display hall, explore our hiking, cross country ski and snowshoeing trails, experience canoeing and kayaking on a guided tour through the marsh channels, visit the observation tower, floating boardwalks, waterfowl monitoring platform, wildflower gardens, the Bee house and so much more. Wye Marsh offers a variety of guided programming, both drop-in and pre-registered, from guided walks to moccasin making workshops.
Severn Township/Simcoe County
Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary - Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary provides a safe haven for unwanted, abused and injured exotic animals. Tours are available and they are located west of Barrie.
Scales Nature Park - Scales Nature Park focuses on the conservation of reptiles, amphibians, and fish through education, research, and conservation activities.
Their location has two main areas to explore: an outdoor nature park with walking trails, and an indoor nature center full of native and exotic reptiles, amphibians and fish. Scales Nature Park provides outstanding programming about Canadian reptiles, amphibians, fish and their habitats. If you find a rare, nesting, injured or dead reptile in Central Ontario, please call or text our reptile hotline at 705-955-4284.
Severn Sound Environmental Association - The Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) provides continuing support to the federal and provincial agencies, but particularly to the local municipalities, to sustain environmental quality and to ensure continued protection through wise stewardship of Severn Sound and its tributaries. SSEA provides a variety of stewardship programs such as monitoring water quality, LDD moth study, phragmites control and tree planting. Additionally, SSEA has many resources. Topics include Invasive Species, Foam on the Water, All About Algae, Floating Pollen etc.
Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition - The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (SCGC) is a regionally environmental organization that advocates for expanding Ontario’s greenbelt, for transparency and accountability on how we make decisions about growth and for the power of the community in addressing many challenges that we face today. We strongly believe that better land-use planning is one of the best ways we can enhance our environment and build equity in our communities. SCGC is working on protecting Lake Simcoe, fighting the construction of the Bradford by-pass through wetlands and urban sprawl.
The Couchiching Conservancy - The Conservancy works with numerous partners to protect natural lands across six municipalities including Coldwater, North and Matchedash Rivers, and Black and Severn watersheds. The Couchiching Conservancy works with private landowners to secure ecologically significant lands that we have identified as priorities for conservation in our Natural Heritage Action Plan.