Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Don Watershed Sign Launch

Sample signs of the watershed. Left to Right: Tom Boudreault, City of Toronto; Phil Goodwin, Chair, DWRC; Adele Freeman, TRCA; Jack Heath, Deputy Mayor, City of Markham; Janet Davis, City of Toronto Councillor, Peter Heinz, DWRC; Amy Thurston, TRCA.

I attended a small gathering today on Victoria Park Avenue where there was an official unveiling of a Don Watershed sign. It was at the east end of Taylor Creek Park across the road from Dentonia Golf Course. This is one of eight signs on along the length of Taylor-Massey Creek where it goes underneath major roads.

About 65 signs have already been put up throughout Toronto and a further 50 are being put up in Markham, Vaughan, and Richmond Hill. Each sign will denote the name of the river or creek. The name of the city is in the lower left corner and the Don Watershed symbol in the upper right. It is hoped that the signs will help to educate the general public about the Don River and its tributaries.

Jack and Janet officially unveil the sign...

... and there it is.

Peter Heinz with his watershed sign map. Peter came up with the idea ten years ago and this launch is the culmination of his efforts. Well done Peter!

Close up of the map. Over 100 signs will be posted throughout the watershed.

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