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Welcome to High Park, one of Toronto's most significant natural areas!


 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

 

COVID-19 measures are in effect and many regular programs are suspended.

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

WHAT'S THAT BUZZ?

On the hot days of summer the air is full of the sound of cicadas.READ MORE

BUCKTHORN REMOVAL - BIOHERBICIDE DEMONSTRATION

Urban Forestry is partnering in a demonstration trial to manage invasive buckthorn shrubs using the bioherbicide Chontrol Peat Paste. See public notice, FAQs and site map.

 

THE PURPLE MARTINS ARE BACK!

After several years of absence, Purple Martins have once again nested at the nesting box on the south shore of Grenadier Pond. More about Purple Martins

 

TRCA INVENTORY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

High Park Terrestrial Biological Inventory - TRCA 2019 Excerpts and Full Report on TRCA website

 

Check out these free guidebooks about biodiversity in Toronto

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

Find out what makes High Park such an outstanding natural area. READ MORE and Facts & Figures

 

Natural Environment Committee

Read the January 2020 issue of UPDATE with news about our recent activities. PAST ISSUES OF UPDATE NEWSLETTER. More details

 

Environmental Commissioner reports (Pre-2019)

Saxe Facts Ontario's former Environmental Commissioner's own website contains her reports as well as blogs and much information on the environment, energy and related topics.

 

Toronto Region Conservation Authority

High Park Terrestrial Inventory Report, 2019 pdf of report

 

Toronto Biodiversity Strategy

The Biodiversity Strategy supports other City initiatives such as the Toronto Ravine Strategy and Pollinator Strategy. Strategy, booklets

 

Online Meetings and Resources

Urban Forestry has cancelled volunteer events and programs until further notice. Please use this link for other online activities. Emails will be sent to Stewards when the situation changes.

Webinars, Training and online meetings

Online - High Park Stewards At-Home Resources and Activities

Jaclyn Scobie is creating an ongoing series of packages of resources and activities for us. This includes a project or activity that you can try at home, ecology-related resources, and nature-based self-care ideas.

Stewards On-Line Resources (pdfs)

Week 1: Growing leafy greens and herbs from those leftover pieces in the fridge!

Week 2: Make your own reusable bags

Week 3: Do a bird survey from your window, balcony or backyard!

Week 4: Help Lake Ontario and make your own eco-friendly household cleaners!

Week 5: Do-It-Yourself: Container Gardening with Vegetables!

Week 6: Do-It-Yourself: Get ready to eat your grown vegetables and herbs!

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Sunday, June 14, Zoom Meeting 10:30 am to 12:30 pm View Recording of Presentation

WEIRD AND WONDERFUL PLANTS

Heather Jerrard shows us interesting plant specimens, gardening tips and tricks and combinations for low maintenance outdoor spaces.

more info and upcoming sessions.

 

2020 previous sessions

 

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!


MAR 22 ZOOM MEETING RECORDING

APR 26 ZOOM MEETING RECORDING

 

High Park in the News

Read the article or The Star Pressreader version We love High Park for its natural beauty. Will that love be the death of it? by Kate Allen, Toronto Star Jan 13, 2020.

RAVINE STRATEGY: Ravine Strategy Deputations Many people made comments and presentations at the Jan 23 city council's Executive Committee meeting to promote protecting nature over recreation in Toronto's ravines. See 2:04 to 2:11 for HP and PNTO comments. Council approved the plan on Jan 27.

 
 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING


 

Savannah Plants brochure (pdf 8.5x14) to take on your visit to our Restoration Sites (pdf).

In the Zone A resource for native plant gardeners

Garden Jane newsletter

 

See a list of gardening resources.

 

You can help protect High Park

If you see any behaviour infractions, dead animals, safety hazards or other problems in the park, call 311 or email 311@toronto.ca. More key contacts and tips on how to use the park responsibly.

 

OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS

There are many activities happening in Toronto that you may also be interested in attending. READ MORE. See also Planet Friendly Calendar

Green 13 Newsletter

 

RESEARCH ITEMS

View our list of research articles on tallgrass prairie, invasive species and other related items. Academic Research List (.pdf) and Research

 
 

ROM Discount for our Stewards

Save 20% off ROM admission. Buy your tickets at ROM Join our email list for the code. stewards@highparknature.org

 

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