Monday, April 03, 2006

Spring 2006 Events

Spring has officially arrived (March 21st). This event is celebrated annually in the Don Valley by a flurry of announcements from different groups that includes plantings, cleanups, walks, and workshops. Listed here are places online where you can find these events listed.

Friends of the Don East: FODE kicks off the spring with a cleanup at Todmorden Mills on Sat. April 15. They will also be hosting three planting events and several walks in and around Taylor Creek Park and the Lower Don.

Bring Back the Don: BBTD hasn't posted events yet but the Spring 2006 newsletter is online and the events are listed on pgs 3-4. The first event is a hike lead by yours truly and Dave Tyson on Sunday April 16. This is a joint event with the Toronto Bruce Trail Club. TBTC runs several urban hikes, some of which are in the Don Valley. You can find these hikes listed on their website.

City of Toronto: The city hosts planting events across the city and these events are now posted on the Green Toronto website. There are five events listed for April 22-23, three in the Don, one on Highland Creek and another on Toronto Islands.

Toronto Regional Conservation Authority: The TRCA holds many events across the city as they have responsibility for all the watersheds from the Rouge River to Etobicoke Creek. They host several events in the Don including the popular Paddle the Don on May 7. Their first event is an open house on Wednesday April 5th at the Brick Works, co-hosted with Evergreen.

Taylor Massey Project: TMP is kicking off its season with a couple of cleanup days in the upper reaches of the Taylor-Massey Creek watershed. Starting on the weekend of April 22, They will be cleaning up ravine areas between Eglinton Avenue and St. Clair Avenue.

So get out your calendars and plan your spring volunteer participation schedule! Hope to see you out there.

Note that some of these events are listed on more than one website as they might be jointly hosted.

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