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CCC Participant Experience: Working in the field

By: Olivia Leon As we move into fall, I’ve taken some time to reflect on my summer and the time I spent with the Huron Stewardship Council (HSC). I joined the Canadian Conservation Corps program...

Virtual Turtle Release 2021

The last hatchlings of 2021 were released during the first few days of September at Morrison Dam Conservation Area, with the help of local turtle monitoring volunteers. Special thank you to Tim Cumming, Ausable...

Turtle Week Colouring Contest

Enter our #LocalTurtleWeek colouring contest for a chance to win a draw prize! We have a turtle prize pack for the winner! The turtle prize pack includes a National Geographic Turtles book. Colouring Contest Rules Here are the simple...

CCC Participant Experience: Nesting, Turtles, and Eggs, Oh My!

By: Amanda McKelvey After some Covid-19 related uncertainty, I was lucky to start my Canadian Conservation Corps experience with the Huron Stewardship Council in the last week of May. Late spring/early summer is a very...

Job Posting – Species At Risk Technician

Job Advertisement - Species at Risk Technician We're hiring! If you're looking for an exciting opportunity to work with species at risk reptiles, this is the job for you!  The Huron Stewardship Council is looking for...

Tracking the elusive Eastern Hog-nosed snake

Written by: Allie Gallon, MSc. Candidate,    Photo by: Katie Wintersgill As I sit here sheltered from the scorching sun beneath a lush canopy of oak, ash, and maple, I can’t help but feel immense...

Turtle nesting season has come to a close

Turtle nesting season has come to a close, and now we are eagerly awaiting the emergence of new generation of turtles! Despite challenges associated with the pandemic, we were able to protect several snapping turtle...

Connecting with nature through backyard birding

Spring is a great time of year to get into birdwatching, with new birds arriving daily during the migration period. Birding is a safe and fun hobby for both kids and adults, and can...

CCC Participant Experience: Wintertime at the HSC

Written by: Chantal Lamontagne The Canadian Conservation Corps is a three-part program that allows youth 18-30 to learn, grow and, experience Canada. For the second part of the program, I had the opportunity to work...

What to do outdoors in the wintertime

By: Chantal Lamontagne (Canadian Conservation Corps) As winter comes, the temperature drops, and so does the amount of time many people spend outside. Although the colder temperatures may make you want to stay indoors, there...