Category Archives: environment

JOIN IN THE HIKES AT ‘THE ROUGE”

Check the first half of the March 2016 park hike schedules and plan to join in:

-Sat, Mar 5; Sun,Mar 6; Wed, Mar 9: Sat, Mar 12; Sun,Mar 13;, Mon, Mar 14; Tuesday, Mar 15

for info:  http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/np-pn/cnpn-cnnp/rouge/default.aspx

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Winter Hike in Rouge National Urban Park

Rouge River

Rouge River

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Coyote Tracks

Coyote Tracks

Up Mast Hill

Up Mast Hill

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ICE JAM and WINTER MELT AT THE ROUGE in February 2016

Little Rouge River

Little Rouge River

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Turkey Fungus

Turkey Fungus

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Rouge National Urban Park Minister promises park completion…

Federal Canadian Minister of the Environment, Catharine McKenna, promises that Rouge National Urban Park will be completed; ” Looking forward to the completion of Rouge Park to protect its important ecosystems and its heritage values”…

For Rouge National Urban Park ‘WINTERROUGE’ Schedule…

click www. rouge@pc.gc.ca

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PARKS CANADA ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK 2015 ACTIVITY

Parks Canada has begun or completed 15 conservation and restoration projects in 2015. In a complex partnership with the Rouge Park farming community, 1st Nations, community and conservation groups Parks Canada worked

Male Tree Swallow

Male Tree Swallow

to enhance the aquatic and land habitat, involving in part the 4 tributaries to Little Rouge Creek, restoring wetlands where they previously existed. Seven areas are being re-naturalized with native trees and shrubs with plantings having been done by up to 400 school students planting 3000 trees and shrubs.

Some of this 2015 activity will more than than double the area of wetlands and streamside habitats.

Twenty-one baby Blanding turtles raised by the Toronto Zoo have been transplanted to a park pond; this is in addition to previous Blanding stockings in 2014.

The Park Blanding population may have been as low as 6 single individuals prior to the re-stockings.

Other programs last year included ‘Hoot & Howl’, ‘Frog Watch’, ‘Winter Bird Count’ and many, many more…

Toronto Region Conservation Authority Winter Hike Schedule

HOOT & HOWL

Below are two links to TCRA hikes and upcoming hikes in the Altoona Forest. Our next hike is the Hoot & Howl on Wednesday, February 3.  If you are interested please sign up quickly as space fills up.

It is usually pretty cold on our Hoot & Howls as we are in the open for much of the hike and exposed to any cold winds. If dressed properly for the weather you will enjoy it, but please do not sign up unless you are serious about attending as there are usually more people signing up than we have spaces for.

Check it out!

Larry Noonan

http://www.trcastewardshipevents.ca

http://www.trca.on.ca/get-involved/stewardship/durham/events.dotrouge-nature-walk-feb