Your Green Yard Workshop
- Teach children safety around all animals
- Never leave young children unattended
- Avoid walking in isolated areas or woodlots at dusk and dawn
- Carry an audible alarm, umbrella, cell phone
- If you see a coyote
- Stay calm, hold your ground, NEVER RUN
- If approached make yourself appear larger and clap your hands/shout
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Fallingbrook Middle School
5187 Fallingbrook Drive, L5V 1N7, Mississauga, ON (View Map)
Your Green Yard: Discover the possibilities!
Do you live in the Creditview Wetland area? If so, join Credit Valley Conservation to learn more about gardening with beautiful native plants that are right for your yard. Discover which plants can attract butterflies or birds and create habitat through the fall and winter. Planning for the spring, designing your yard, green maintenance, and green outdoor building projects will also be discussed.
Local neighbours will have an opportunity to sign up for a free tree or shrub and can even order more!
The information in this workshop is oriented toward local residents, but all are welcome to attend.
Register early as space is limited.
DO NOT APPROACH A COYOTE
DO NOT FEED OR TAME WILDLIFE
A Great Stewardship Activity for You!
Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Program
Visit the Creditview Wetland and contribute towards the Atlas Program by getting your sightings recorded! Community volunteers are needed to submit their observations of reptiles and amphibians.
Observations can be submitted via an online form, an Excel spreadsheet (useful for submitting multiple observations) or a printable data card that can be mailed in. Help support the atlas program by submitting your sightings (from this summer, previous years or future years). Ontario Nature is looking for observations of all reptile and amphibian species, not just rare ones.
For more information, visit Ontario Nature
Report sightings such as our Snapping Turtle friend
or perhaps you were lucky to spot a Green Frog
Tuesday, March 25, 2014By Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky
Film Trailers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOPLs_ogF-0
Halton Green Screens
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Oakville Central Library
Corner of Navy St. and Lakeshore
6:30 Displays, Film 7 - 9 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students
Every living thing needs water to survive. Humans use with it in a variety of ways, numerous times a day. But how often do we consider the complexity of that interaction? And, unless we're confronted by a lack of water, when do we think about how important it is in creating, sustaining and enriching life?
This documentary brings together diverse stories from 10 countries around the globe about people and their relationship with water. What they use it for, what they learn from it, and why they're drawn to it, as well as the consequences from overuse.
The film focuses on massive floating abalone farms off China's Fujian coast and the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world - the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover. It also takes a look at the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka.
Sponsored by Oakville / Mississauga KAIROS - A Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiative
made up of 11 member churches and church agencies. www.kairoscanada.org
Speaker: Diane L. Bloomfield, M.Sc., P.Geo from Conservation Halton
EcoDisplays, Film Introduction, Screening, Conversation
Happy Valentines Day
World Wetlands Day
February 2, 2014
Happy New Year
January 1, 2014
CVC Stewardship Forum & Volunteer Appreciation Event
August 29, 2013
Bogfest 5 - Keeping the wetland alive!
June 5, 2013
Bogfest #5 was the coolest one yet! With over 175 guests in attendance, the different zones were all kept busy as partners, students, parents, families, teachers, friends, neighbours, and the community from near and far participated in the various stewardship activities.
Moving beyond previous years, Bogfest 2013 welcomed guests at the Willowvale Gardens parking lot for: birdhouse and feeder building, face painting, community information, and then for the first time it stretched south to the far end of the field for the tree and shrub buffer planting. In between,the 'Battle of the Bog' game kept students on the run to learn more about the Creditview Wetland. Those who wanted a more leisurely pace joined the interactive EcoTour got to see the wetland from a different perspective and hear some of its lessor known secrets. This inspired many students to create beautiful artwork for the Sketch, Paint, and Shoot contest.
Birdhouse and feeder building gave students some first hand experience using tools as they carefully watched the leaders and then followed the steps to build their own model. With careful hands and patience, everyone walked from the table holding their creation and having proud smiles.
The Creditview Wetland benefited from the planting of 50 trees and shrubs to extend the south field buffer. Stewardship volunteers carefully selected a spot for their plant and earnestly dug the earth til it was just right. Once the plant was placed, the 'doughnut' created, and a bucket of mulch laid for water retention, on to the next....on to the next...on to the next. Thank you to all who helped with this labour intensive, important stewardship activity. It was great to see some families who return every year for this initiative.
Thank you to CWS volunteers and our partners: City of Mississauga, Councillor Ron Starr, CVC, Fallingbrook M.S., Rick Hanson S.S, TCCSA, Pat Kelly.
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