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Working together at a
Settler's Cottage planting day.


2016 Plantings

We invite you to attend our community plantings to help restore habitat in our watershed. Please RSVP for the planting to so we can provide enough trees for participants to plant. Remember to bring: water bottle, lunch/snacks, sturdy shoes and clothing that can get dirty.


  • Date: Sat. April 16 9:30am
  • Location: Unionville Park along Rouge River
  • Parking: parking lot at 41 Main Street Unionville, Monopoly Properties
  • Groups: Scouts Canada Med Vents & St. Bartís
  • Walk @ 12:30 PM
  • Markham


  • Date: Sat. April 30, 2016 9:30am
  • Location: Meadowvale Rd. Buffers
  • Parking: Kirkham's Rd. just north of Sheppard Ave.
  • Groups: Girl Guides & UofT Muslim Student Association
  • Scarborough


  • Date: Sun. May 8, 2016 10am
  • Location: Meadowvale Rd. Buffers
  • Parking: Kirkham's Rd. just north of Sheppard Ave.
  • Groups: Perumal Kovil Ontrium & Ontario Nature Youth Council
  • Walk @ 1pm at 1749 Meadowvale Rd.
  • Scarborough


  • Date: Sat. May 14, 2016 10am
  • Location: Upper Rouge Trail Park
  • Parking: along Casebridge Ct.
  • Groups: Councillor Cho & Global Youth Leaders
  • Scarborough


  • Date: Sat. May 28th 9:30am
  • Location: Cornell Ponds, entrance to field at end of Outer Banks Dr. near Ninth Line & Hwy 407
  • Parking: TBD
  • Groups: Telus employees
  • Markham

Please note that planting events may be changed or cancelled at any time. Please RSVP ( so that we can notify you of changes to the schedule. Thanks!

Get outdoors and help Mother Nature by planting native trees and flowers with FRW. For more information on our volunteer opportunities phone 416-208-0252.


Pickering Naturalists

  • Meetings 1st Thursday of every month 8pm at St. Elizabeth Seton School 480 Strouds Lane, Pickering
  • Contact Michelle Farrell (905) 831-1639

Durham Region Field Naturalists

  • Meetings last Monday of every month at 7:30pm (except June, July, August, & December) at Northview Public Library 250 Beatrice St. E, Oshawa
  • Contact Otto Peter (905) 725-0982

Richmond Hill Naturalists

  • Meetings every 3rd Thursday of every month at 8pm (September - April, except December) at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church 10066 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill
  • Contact Natalie Helferty (905) 881-8403


Rouge Park

Durham Region

York Region

City of Toronto

City of Pickering

Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Town of Markham

Town of Richmond Hill

Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Toronto Field Naturalists