Sunday, June 21, 2009

Goulding Wetland Official Opening

Richard Ubbens, head of Toronto Forestry speaks to the gathering

Last Friday June 12 was the official opening of Goulding Wetland. Although construction finished last fall and plantings have been going on ever since, politicians and staff needed to have an official get together to pat each other on the back and congratulate themselves on a job well done. Local city councillor, Janet Davis was there. Janet is one of the Don's biggest supporters. She has been a long time supporter of Friends of the Don East and an outspoken advocate for Taylor-Massey Creek issues. There were also several staff members and a bevy of school kids who were there to do a planting after the ceremonies.

I wasn't there because I am now gainfully employed but James McArthur of FODE was and he took a couple of pictures which he has gracefully donated for this blog posting.

School kids work at a planting after the hoopla

I have already started a stewardship team at this site so I have a personal connection to the wetland. The team has been busy removing non-native invasives and I expect to be busy for the rest of the summer with maintenance and monitoring activities. If you are interested in joining the team you can contact the city coordinator at and let her know that you are interested in volunteering at the wetland.

A turtle appeared on a log for the opening - a good omen for the wetland

New interpretive sign at the wetland


SteveG said...

Looks good.
Where abouts is this site? It's been a couple years since I've lived in TO.


Donwatcher said...

The site is in Taylor Creek Park between Victoria Park Avenue and Dawes Road.