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In the Community​

We regularly work with partners throughout the watershed to deliver community programming designed to educate, engage, raise awareness and build relationships. 

From tree plantings, to workshops, to day-long activities involving a number of like-minded collaborators, we reached thousands of watershed residents. Below ​are a few examples:

BioBlitz 

More than 100 people descended upon Rogers Reservoir in East Gwillimbury for our annual BioBlitz event. Citizen science experts presented on a range of topics (bees, birds, fish, and mammals) and recorded species while sharing their knowledge with members of the public through hikes and hands-on activities.

Conservation Awards 

In October, 22 environmental heroes were celebrated at the 37th Annual Conservation Awards​. Sylvia Bowman was presented the George R. Richardson Award of Honour for her lifelong passion and leadership in the numerous environmental organizations and initiatives she’s spearheaded. The Ernie Crossland Young Conservationist Award went to Michael Wang, a grade 12 student from Pickering College, for his leadership of the school’s Green Team and for encouraging fellow students to reduce their environmental footprint by minimizing the amount of food waste they produce.

The Cannington Project 

In late June, more than 100 students from McCaskill Mills Public School in Cannington walked over to McLeod Park where they learned about the history of land use and land protection. It was the first year the Cannington Historical Society invited LSRCA to participate in the annual event and we enthusiastically agreed! Students were separated into groups and rotated through stations, learning about shrub maintenance, animals (skulls and bones), benthic invertebrates (bugs), the watershed and even planted their own wildflower garden in a cup to take home.​