Spiders aren’t so spooky

Spiders aren’t so spooky

Spiders get a bad rap, but thanks to the web, we can easily learn why they’re such an important part of our local ecosystems. So, don’t let spiders bug you… embrace them! Here are 10… Continue Reading

Choose your Own Adventure at Island Lake’s Natural Playground

Choose your Own Adventure at Island Lake’s Natural Playground

Kids now have a new way to connect with nature at Island Lake Conservation Area. Last week we officially opened a new 1.17-acre natural playground. This latest addition to the park was built with a… Continue Reading

Butterfly Blitz 2020 and beyond!

Butterfly Blitz 2020 and beyond!

This summer we hosted our second annual Butterfly Blitz in the Credit River Watershed. From May 30 to September 19, citizen scientists helped create a watershed-wide inventory of butterflies by sharing their butterfly observations through… Continue Reading

Fabulous Fall Foliage

Fabulous Fall Foliage

Last week we officially welcomed fall. Summer’s lush greenery is turning to the reds, oranges and yellows we love to see. As days become shorter and temperatures begin to drop, leaves stop their food-making process… Continue Reading

Time to Celebrate our Forests

Time to Celebrate our Forests

Forests are a special part of the natural environment, home to countless plants and animals. They’re places where we can escape our busy lives and reconnect with nature. Can you imagine a world without forests?… Continue Reading

Keep migratory birds safe this fall

Keep migratory birds safe this fall

With fall around the corner, millions of birds will migrate through the Credit River Watershed to their wintering grounds in the southern US or the tropics. Our watershed is where the Atlantic and Mississippi migratory… Continue Reading

When it comes to fall yard clean up, doing less is best

When it comes to fall yard clean up, doing less is best

As you prepare for your fall yard cleanup chores, we’ve got one simple and sustainable trick to keep your yard and garden maintenance to a minimum this fall – simply to do less. Keeping your… Continue Reading


New Reservation System coming to our Parks this Fall

New Reservation System coming to our Parks this Fall

As the season changes from Summer to Fall, we’re making big changes at some of our parks. We’re reopening Belfountain Conservation Area on September 1 and the Cheltenham Badlands the following week, but it won’t… Continue Reading

Salmon Migration is Something to See

Salmon Migration is Something to See

The salmon migration, or run, up the Credit River is a sign that summer is ending and autumn is around the corner. The determination of these fish is quite a sight. Every fall Chinook, coho… Continue Reading


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