Volunteer Opportunities 

High Park Stewards meet on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month, rain or shine.


2018 Sessions

High Park Stewards meet on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month, rain or shine.







2018 Upcoming Sessions

Waiver Form All Stewards need to sign a City waiver document once a year when working in the park. To save time at the sessions please print and fill out these 2 pages prior to coming to work sessions. We will also have them on site.


Sunday, February 11, 2017

Seed Cleaning in the Greenhouse

Please fill in the Stewards Waiver Form and bring it with you to save time.

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Greenhouse Directions

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

High Park Greenhouse, Greenhouse Road

By invitation to those on our email list.

Seed Cleaning in the Greenhouse is very popular, so please RSVP so we know how many work stations we need to set up. We work even in snow, and we will be inside.

Seed Cleaning is the separation of the usually tiny seeds from the dried flower heads, collected in High Park in the last year. Planting these separated seeds has proven to be very successful in cultivating as many rare and limited back oak savannah plants as possible.


For more information on using seeds in restoration projects. See page 23 in particular for seed cleaning: - Planting the Seed (pdf) Environment Canada

Some low-tech tools of the trade
Greenhouse, Winter 2014
Separating the seeds from the flower pod/head
Butterfly Milkweed is one of the easier seeds to separate

Protecting Biodiversity in Ontario; the Environmental Commissioner’s Perspective: Jan 28, 2018

ECO presentation to HP Stewards

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Speaker: Ellen Schwartzel; Deputy Commissioner, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

10:30 am to 12:30 pm, HOWARD PARK TENNIS CLUB, 430 Parkside Drive

Ellen will share how Ontarians can use the Environmental Bill of Rights to strengthen environmental laws and policies, including protecting natural heritage. Biodiversity highlights from the Commissioner’s recently released report – especially the province’s track record on species at risk and protected areas – will also feature in her talk.

This is an opportunity to discuss issues and strategies for protecting nature in urban as well as rural areas.

Note: The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) is an independent officer of the Legislature who reports on government progress on climate change, energy and other environmental issues. The ECO is the province’s environmental watchdog and champion of Ontarians’ environmental rights. Environmental Commissioner of Ontario website

2017 Full Report

Ellen Schwartzel
Deputy Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Good Choices, Bad Choices
2017 Environmental Protection Report

The Boulevard Bed Squad will have most of their sessions at the same date and time as our regular ones. Contact stewards@highparknature.org if you would like to join them for extra information.

Outdoor sessions are dependent on weather and growing conditions and what is determined to be the greatest need for our volunteer efforts.


High Park Stewards meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, rain or shine.


About the High Park Stewards and Past Sessions


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If you would like to be added to the email list please email stewards@highparknature.org.

Mailing address for legal purposes: High Park Stewards c/o High Park Nature Centre, PO Box 30044, Toronto, ON M6P 3K0


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