Celebrating 90 years – with nature badges!

Waterloo Region Nature is celebrating it’s 90th year in 2024. Happy anniversary! To mark this milestone we are creating a set of badges to celebrate our favourite nature spaces in Waterloo Region. Voting is open now, ends April 15, 2024.

Please choose up to 5 locations on the voting page. Everyone is welcome to vote!

We are designing and making badges for the 5 most popular places. These badges will be sold through our online store as well as at in-person monthly meetings (check events for dates and location). Winning locations will be announced on Earth Day (April 22) and badges will be available by May 2024 – the month of the first naturalists’ meeting in 1934.

Vote here!

Follow these links to find out more about the spaces that were nominated. This makes a great bucket list of places to visit in the region!

Bannister Lake Conservation Area

Bechtel Park

Breithaupt Park Natural Area

Chilligo Conservation Area

Clair Lake Park

Drynan Regional Forest

Dumfries Conservation Area

Elmira Nature Reserve

Forks of the Grand River

FWR Dickson Wilderness area

Homer Watson Park

Huron Natural Area

Hydro cut Trail

Kolb Park

Lakeside Park

Laurel Creek Conservation Area

Linear Trail (aka Bob McMullen Trail)

The Mill Race

Mike Schout Wetlands Preserve

Monarch Woods

rare Charitable Research Reserve

RIM park

Riverside Park, Cambridge

Sandy Hills Regional Forest

Schmidt Woods

Schneiders Woods

Shade’s Mills park

Snyder’s Flats Conservation Area

Stamm Woodlot

Steckle Woods

Sudden Regional Forest

Sugarbush Park

UW Environmental reserve

Victoria Park

Walker Woods

Waterloo Park

Woodside Park

A puzzle showing multiple overlapping badges from many American national parks
Celebrating natural spaces with badges