Thursday, April 28, 2016

BEACHCOMBING AND WETLAND PLANTING EVENT - SAM SMITH PARK, SATURDAY MAY 7TH

Saturday, May 7th., 9.30 to 12.00 - Sam Smith Park


"Beachcombing: Glass, Bricks, Rocks and Sticks on the Etobicoke Waterfront."

Beachcombing is the practice of searching a beach for things of value, interest or utility. The shorelines of Colonel Samuel Smith Park contain many clues about the natural and cultural history of the park, and its importance for wildlife and migratory species. Join Jimmy Vincent from Humber Arboretum and Janette Harvey from the City of Toronto to explore the connections between the built and natural environment along the Etobicoke waterfront. The walk ends at a community planting event (see below) – feel free to stay and plant native wetland and pollinator species.

 

"Colonel Sam Smith Wetland Planting"

As part of a larger habitat improvement project underway in the park, we are planting native wetland plants. Bring rubber boots or waders, and come prepared to get a little dirty. Parking is available at the south end of the park. Follow the signs to the planting site.Hosted by: Humber Arboretum, Citizens Concerned about the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront (CCFEW), Friends of Sam Smith Park (FOSS).
UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS ALMOST AT CAPACITY. NO MORE LARGE GROUPS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION
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