What have you done for us lately? 

You can help us protect and preserve our incredible natural heritage. You can make a difference just by becoming a member. 

Renewing your $30 membership can help make a difference in our work to protect wildlife, habitats, and give back to nature. 🐢🌎

Click the link in our bio to make a difference today! ⤴️
#photooftheweek

Georgian Bay Waves Crashing 

With Georgian Bay at record high water levels, waves crashing on our shorelines have become a common and very powerful sight. This beautiful photo was taken in Sunset Park earlier in September.  

PC: Jeffrey Brydges
You might have noticed a bit of a building boom in our area. We are chipping away at a list as long as your arm…and the list is getting longer. 

We need your contribution, we need to add you to our numbers, and we could use your help in running our programs.

Visit the link in our bio and make a difference by becoming a member today. 🤝 🌍
#photooftheweek

The red-tailed hawk is a bird of prey that breeds throughout most of North America including Ontario, Quebec and Western Canada.  It is one of the largest members of the hawk family, typically weighing 1.5-3.5 lbs and measuring 18-26 inches. This beautiful and graceful bird was found sitting in a tree in Jeffrey's backyard in Collingwood at dusk.

PC: Jeffrey Brydes
Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is passionate about making a difference in the place you call home. 

Please help us – let’s not love Collingwood to death.

Visit the link in our bio and make a difference by becoming a member today. 🤝 🌍
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 🚶🏼‍♂️

We require volunteers on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 to distribute informative postcards as apart of an effort to get more members to join Blue Mountain Watershed Trust. 

Our goal with this mini-campaign is to increase our membership drive to raise funds for us to accomplish the many environmental initiatives we are taking on. 

We will be walking, as a trust, and placing postcards in local neighbourhoods in Collingwood. 

-Princeton Shores
-Forest Drive
-Silver Glen
-Ruperts Landing
-Wildwood Cove
-Georgian Manor 

The postal walk is Tuesday, September 1st at 6:30 p.m. 

We will be meeting at Squire Jones and from there, venture on to place some postcards. Following the postal walk, we invite you to join us for a beverage on the patio at the Beaver & Bulldog Sports Pub on 195 First Street, Collingwood. 

Please email salynnwatershed@gmail.com if you're able to attend or with any questions you may have! 📩
What a beautiful summer it has been in the Collingwood area!  

This gorgeous picture taken from the top of Blue Mountain shows the sun rising over the Georgian Bay harbour and the Terminal Building. ☀️

PC: Shirra Benson

#Photooftheweek
We need the natural world: help us protect it. 

Renewing your membership for just $30 can help make a difference in our work to protect wildlife, habitats, and give back to nature. 🌎 #natureisagift

Visit the link in our bio to join today ⤴️
Is Georgian Bay the most beautiful place on earth? 

Many Thornbury, Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Georgian Bay residents would say it is!  This stunning photo was taken by Catherine Smart at Thornbury Harbour.  Let's let you be the judge!

Photo Credit: Catherine Smart

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Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is passionate about making a difference in the place you call home. Please help us – let’s not love Collingwood to death.

The Collingwood and Blue Mountains area is under increasing environmental pressure. YOU can help us protect and preserve our incredible natural heritage.

Visit the link in our bio and make a difference by becoming a member today. 👆🏼🌎

PC: Brian Lucas
Blue Mountain Watershed is working hard to preserve this very important coastal wetland as in our opinion-nature and climate does not support development in this area.  

Visit the link in our bio for more information and join the all-volunteer BMWT team! 🤝

Photo Credit: Chris Mifflin
What have you done for me lately?
Renewing your $30 membership can help make a difference in our work to protect wildlife, habitats, and give back to nature. 🌎🌿🐢

DM us or visit the link in our bio for more information ⤴️
#Naturephotooftheweek:

Muskrat at Silver Creek Wetlands

This muskrat was found cleaning its meal at the edge of the Silver Creek Wetlands. The Silver Creek Wetland is the most important remaining coastal wetland on Southern Georgian Bay. Covering approximately 450 acres, it is home to a wealth of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.  It also provides other invaluable ecological services including improving water quality and reducing flood damage and erosion.

Photo Credit: Jeffrey Brydges

We love to see your nature photos! Please keep sending them our way to photos@watershedtrust.ca or DM us for them to be featured. 📩

#photooftheweek
If you live in Collingwood/Blue Mountains, we've done a whole lot for you. And we still need your help. 
We need your help to continue our good work! Please visit our website to learn more about memberships, donating, and volunteering. www.watershedtrust.ca
A true White Beauty
The Collingwood area is so fortunate to be home to many beautiful White Swans and their cygnets.  Amongst the largest flying birds, swans gracefully glide over our Georgian Bay waters with their cygnets always close behind. 
Photo Credit:  Jeff Young

Please keep sending your pictures including the location, your thoughts and your website or Instagram to photos@watershedtrust.ca. #photooftheweek
A Pileated Woodpecker Calls Collingwood Home
A pair of Pileated Woodpeckers require a home territory of more than 40 ha of mature forest to settle so they are not encountered with much frequency.  The largest woodpecker in North America, this big dashing bird with a red crest seemed to be  quite at home in the wooded area of the Habourview Park trail. 
Photo Credit and Commentary:  Marlene Esson
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Please keep sending your pictures including the location, your thoughts and your website or Instagram to photos@watershedtrust.ca to be featured.
May 1st brings Mayflowers! #photooftheweek
One of the most beautiful signs of spring is the Mayflower. It is most commonly found in rocky pastures, barren lands and grassy areas where the soil is acidic and well drained. These ones were found on the Kolopore Uplands Trails in The Blue Mountains.  Photo Credit and Commentary:  Duncan Bristow

Please keep sending your pictures including the location, your thoughts and your website or Instagram to photos@watershedtrust.ca
Welcome Spring Creatures #photooftheweek 
It might not feel like Spring outside yet but April still means the arrival of many woodland creatures including Collingwood's many Spring bunnies. These happy creatures visit our many Blue Mountain-area gardens and open meadows.  Photo Credit:  Jeffrey Brydges

Have you been out with your cameras capturing our gorgeous surroundings here in the Land of the Escarpment? Captured pictures of our many beautiful creatures, flowers, birds or waterways? The Bay in her many moods? Please share your camera's eye view and send your photo, the location and your website or Instagram if you have one to photos@watershedtrust.ca.
The return of birds to Ontario after a long Winter signals warmer weather & better days ahead.  One of the more interesting are Turkey Vultures which return each Spring from their winter homes in the Southern U.S. and Central America. Turkey Vultures are large, dark birds with sharply hooked beaks and a wingspan of up to 6 feet. They roost in trees at night coming in for a landing in the late afternoon after a day of soaring in the thermal updrafts of the Niagara Escarpment. 
Photo Credit and Commentary:  Gary Cauthers, Glen Huron #photooftheweek 
Have you been out with your cameras capturing our gorgeous surroundings here in the Land of the Escarpment? Captured pictures of our many beautiful creatures, flowers, birds or waterways? The Bay in her many moods? Please share your camera's eye view and send your photo, the location and your website or Instagram if you have one to photos@watershedtrust.ca.
On your next 'daily walk' why not snap a nature pic? Send us your pics and be featured on our IG and FB pages + our weekly email! 
Already have some great nature photos? Send 'em our way. 
Please submit to photos@watershedtrust.ca (our fantastic new Photo of the Week coordinator Morag McKenzie). No professional camera necessary - we love phone pics too 🌿
Signs of Spring #photooftheweek 
One of the first signs of Spring are the beautiful crocuses pushing up through our gardens in Collingwood and its surrounding areas. I can't wait to see them in my garden soon!

Photo Credit: @jeffwhitephotocanada 
Have you been out with your cameras capturing our gorgeous surroundings here in the Land of the Escarpment? Creatures? Flowers? Waterways? The Bay in her many moods? Please share your camera's eye view and send your photo, the location, and your website or Instagram if you have one to photos@watershedtrust.ca.
#photooftheweek An Icy Blue Mountain
Looking back at April 2019's ice storm from the top of Blue Mountain. I can't wait for Spring this year!

Photo Credit: Jeff White. 
Your Nature Photo of the Week, compliments of the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust (BMWT) 
Dear Members and Friends of the Watershed Trust: BMWT is so excited to relaunch the Nature Photo of The Week for all to enjoy!  My name is Morag McKenzie and I have joined your team as the Photo Coordinator.  Have you been out with your cameras capturing our gorgeous surroundings here in the Land of the Escarpment? Creatures? Waterways? The Bay in her many moods? Please share your camera's eye view and send your photo, the location, and your website or Instagram if you have one to photos@watershedtrust.ca.
Do you take nature photos in the Southern Georgian Bay area?? Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Blue Mountain, Craigleith, Thornbury, Meaford, and beyond...⠀
We need your pics to feature in our Nature Photo of the Week series on our social channels and weekly email 👏⠀
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Send your pics with a background story to Morag at moragmckenzie2@gmail.com⠀
Or tag us @watershedtrust ⠀
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🌊🌿Thanks for helping support our local water non-profit ⠀
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If you're interested in volunteering or donating you can contact us at info@watershedtrust.ca or visit our website at watershedtrust.ca ⠀
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Introducing Pollinate Collingwood, an organization aiming to get Bee City Canada certification and become Butterflyway Ranger status.

With 10-12 pollinator gardens planned and plants already ordered, this group is a growing concern! Join the first pulic group meeting on Thursday, March 12, 7pm at the Free Schools Room at the Collingwood Library. Get involved!
~ Make A Difference In The Place You Call Home ~
Today is #GivingTuesday!
Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes.

Donate today, give a membership to a loved one, volunteer with us!
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Visit bethechangefilmseries.com for more info. 🌿
Tomorrow night watch "filmmaker Aube Giroux and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labelled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labelled in 64 countries around the world." This award-winning film is playing at 5pm and 7:30pm Simcoe Street Theatre in Collingwood. $10/adult $5/student and proceeds go to: Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation.
Purchase tickets online @ www.bethechangefilmseries.com or The Collingwood Rock Shop Appealing Environments at 179 Hurontario st. (Cash only at the door).