Events

Each year, Central Lake Ontario Conservation (CLOCA) offers a number of free and some fee-for-service programs in our various conservation areas.  From a winter snowshoe to our annual firefly hike, we engage hundreds of families each year. We think we have something for everyone and encourage you to sign up to our online e-newsletter to ensure you don’t miss out on upcoming activities and events.

2019 News Releases

Upcoming Events

  • TBD
    Christmas in the Woods
    Purple Woods Conservation Area
    Sat., November 28 - Times TBA
    Purple Woods Conservation Area, 38 Coates Rd E, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada
    This is a NEW event for 2020! Details to come.
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  • Summer Solstice Celebration - REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN
    Purple Woods Conservation Area
    Jun 26, 2020, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Purple Woods Conservation Area, 38 Coates Rd E, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada
    Insectmainia! Event will include pollinator activities and a firefly hike. Details to come.
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  • CANCELLED - Town of Whitby's Earth Day Clean-up
    Heber Down Conservation Area
    Apr 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Heber Down Conservation Area, 5000 Cochrane St, Whitby, ON L1P 2A3, Canada
    Note: Event has been cancelled as a precautionary mitigation measure relating to the COVID-19 virus.
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  • CANCELLED - General Motors' Earth Day Tree Planting
    Heber Down Conservation Area
    Apr 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Heber Down Conservation Area, 5000 Cochrane St, Whitby, ON L1P 2A3, Canada
    Note: Event has been cancelled as a precautionary mitigation measure relating to the COVID-19 virus.
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  • Public Information Centre - Draft Watershed Plan Updates
    Central Lake Ontario Conservation
    Dec 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Central Lake Ontario Conservation, 100 Whiting Avenue, Oshawa, ON, Canada
    With funding support from the Region of Durham, Central Lake Ontario Conservation has completed DRAFT Watershed Plan Updates ready for review. Everyone lives in a watershed, so we value your input!
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  • Public Open House - Lake Ontario Shoreline Hazard Management Plan
    Darlington Energy Complex
    Nov 05, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Darlington Energy Complex, 1855 Energy Dr, Courtice, ON L1E 0E7, Canada
    Public input and comments are invited for incorporation into the planning and design of this project.
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  • OEAC Fall Film Night
    Regent Theatre Ontario Tech
    Oct 17, 2019, 6:30 PM
    Regent Theatre Ontario Tech, 50 King St E, Oshawa, ON L1H 1B3, Canada
    Presented by the Oshawa Environmental Advisory Committee (OEAC) and partners, please join CLOCA at the OEAC Fall Film Night: Call of the Forest, a film by Jeff McKay, with Diana Beresford-Kroeger. Admission is FREE. • 6:30 p.m. Displays • 7:00 p.m. Movie, free popcorn • Cash bar, door prizes
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  • Oshawa Historical Society October Speaker Series: A History of CLOCA
    Arts Resource Centre
    Oct 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St, Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z3, Canada
    Central Lake Ontario Conservation, has been in our community since 1958. Their roles and responsibilities are varied, advancing watershed health through engagement, science and conservation. Chris Jones, Director of Planning and Regulation for CLOCA, will present a history of CLOCA.
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  • Indigenesis Pop-up Restaurant Experience
    Purple Woods Conservation Area
    Oct 05, 2019, 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Purple Woods Conservation Area, 38 Coates Rd E, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada
    Indigenesis Pop-Up is there for you to bond with friends and family over this unique pre-colonial Aboriginal menu. Enjoy a three-course meal, culture and guided hike with CLOCA and Bryan Dowkes (Gather Ontario), forager and educator of edible plants and mushrooms. Reserve by Wed., Sept. 25.
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  • Mindfulness Hike – Letting Nature Guide Us to Peace
    Purple Woods Conservation Area
    Sep 29, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Purple Woods Conservation Area, 38 Coates Rd E, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada
    Join us for a two-hour hike at Purple Woods Conservation Area where you can connect with mindfulness practices under the guidance of Randi-Mae Standford-Leibold.
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  • Thickson's Woods Nature Reserve 18th Annual Birds, Beavers and Butterflies Nature Festival
    Thickson's Woods
    Sep 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Thickson's Woods, Thickson Rd S, Whitby, ON L1N, Canada
    Learn about nature from the experts. Enjoy exciting activities - fun for all the family! Be sure to visit us at this event! http://www.thicksonswoods.com/whats_new.html Adults $5 Kids $2 Famlies $10 (Cash only) All proceeds support Thickon's Woods Nature Reserve.
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