The sap is flowing for Spring Tonic!
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The sap is flowing for Spring Tonic!
Join us on April 1st and 2nd to celebrate this year's Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival! Our educators will be on-site to teach you and your family all about the past and present methods of making maple syrup.
- Pancake and sausage breakfast
- Horse-drawn wagon rides
- Meet and greet with animals
- Dog demonstrations
- And much more!!
The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, pancakes will be served until 2 p.m.
Come out to the Tiffin Centre for a day of family fun, get your tickets here!
All of the proceeds made from the Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival go back to our community and maintaining Tiffin Conservation Area. Some of these community initiatives include: RVH, Georgian College, Redwood Communities, Seasons Center, Salvation Army, Large Covid Heroes Garden with Sunnidale Park and many community enhancement projects throughout the Simcoe County area.
Adults: $20 | Children under 12: $15 | Children under 2: Free
Tiffin Nature Program is now offering trial classes
Have you been looking into our Nature Program and wondering if it's the right fit for your child? This offer is for you!
The Tiffin Nature Program is now offering trial classes for those that have been curious, but don't want to commit to a full time program just yet.
Parents and children are able to attend any session that works for their schedule, pending program staff availability.
It's not too late to sign up for our next session, which starts Tuesday, March 28!
For more information, click here!
To sign up, please email [email protected]
Full day session: $35 | Half day session: $20
NVCA's 2022 Annual Report
NVCA's Annual Report has been published!
Our goal is to have a sustainable watershed that is resilient to the effects of climate change, urban growth and other stressors and provides for safe, healthy and prosperous people and communities.
In this annual report, you will find highlights of the work that our team and volunteers have accomplished this past year. These efforts are the backbone of a safe, healthy, and protected watershed that future generations will be able to enjoy.
Have you ever wondered about the different types of flood messages?
So far this year, NVCA has issued two flood messages. Both of our issued messages have been Watershed Condition Statements: Water Safety, which means that we don't anticipate any major flooding, however there will be heavy rain or snowmelt.
NVCA issues three different levels of flood messaging: Watershed Condition Statements (Water Safety Statement and Flood Outlook Statement), Flood Watches, and Flood Warnings.
But how do we know when these messages should go out in the winter?
To determine flood conditions in our watershed during the winter, we look at snow pack (how dense the snow is) through snow surveys, forecast to see how much precipitation is coming, and look at the flow of our rivers (the volume of water passing through the river at cubic meters per second).
NVCA's flood team uses a Snow Tube Sampler (pictured above) to measure and weigh the snow in snow surveys. This helps them to determine how much potential water there is for flooding.
When a snow survey is done, our team visits the same nine sites across the watershed. Some of these sites they've been measuring for 50 years!
Snow surveys are able to determine snow/water equivalent, which is how many millimeters of rain would be equal to the amount of snow if it were to melt. This measures density, as heavily packed snow will weigh more and contribute a larger amount of water runoff.
To learn more about flood forecasting, click here.
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