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

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2018 Upcoming Sessions

Waiver Form All Stewards need to sign a City waiver document once a year. 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.

 

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

current Pingg invite TBA

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.

2017 Full Report

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

2018 Upcoming Sessions

About our stewardship program

 
The Boulevard Bed Group
October 27, 2013
End of Year Pot-Luck Lunch
November 27, 2016
 
We love to transplant in the Greenhouse
preparing plants for our sale and the park
Buckthorn Busting in the fall
October and November
 
Seed Collecting in late summer
in the Nursery and Tablelands
We have planted in 5 sites in the last 5 years
June 2015
Planting in the All-Star site
June 2009
Seeds Cleaning is a favourite activity
February 2015
 

Upcoming sessions

Schedule for 2018, subject to change based on weather and need
 

2018 Winter and Spring Sessions (Draft based on 2017 sessions)

Boulevard Beds Work Schedule - 2017

  • Jan. 28 - Protecting Biodiversity in Ontario; the Environmental Commissioner’s Perspective
  • Feb. 11 - Greenhouse - Seed cleaning
  • Feb. 25 - Presentation - In the Zone, growing native plants
  • March 11 - Greenhouse - Transplanting (existing stewards only, space is limited) SET CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR SAT. NIGHT
  • March 25 - Presentation - TBA
  • April 8 - Nursery Cleanup (and BBeds Fence Post installation)
  • April 22 - Boulevard Beds cleanup and preparation
  • May 6 or 13 - Native Plant Sale at the Greenhouse (date TBA)
  • May 6 or 13 - Boulevard Beds Fence Building

2018 summer and fall sessions

  • May 27 - Garlic Mustard Removal (and BBeds remove cold season grasses & weeds/transplant wildflowers & grasses
  • June 10 - Spring planting (and BBeds laying sand on beds - extra time needed?
  • June 24 - Invasive plant Removal (and BBeds planting of wildflowers and grasses
  • July 8 - Invasive plant Removal (and BBeds maintenance - remove weeds, litter, & water)
  • July 22 - Invasive plant Removal (and BBeds maintenance)
  • Aug 12 - Invasive plant Removal (and BBeds maintenance)
  • Aug 26 - Invasive plant Removal (and BBeds maintenance)
  • Sept 9 - Fall planting (and BBeds fall planting/transplant wildflowers & grasses)
  • Sept 23 - Seed collecting (and BBeds fall planting/transplant wildflowers & grasses)
  • Oct 14 - Invasive plant Removal (and BBeds maintenance)
  • Oct 28 - Buckthorn Busting (and BBeds remove cold season grasses & weeds/raking/cut back perennials and grasses/harvest and scatter seeds
  • Nov 11 - Buckthorn Busting (and BBeds remove cold season grasses & weeds/raking/cut back perennials and grasses)
  • Nov 25 - Buckthorn Busting and Pot-luck lunch (and BBeds prepare bbeds for winter)

High Park Stewards Facebook Invasive Squad info

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 2016 Past Sessions

 

Follow us on and on High Park Stewards Facebook Group

2015 session dates and draft topics and the Stewards 2014 Brochure

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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