You’re Invited: Meet Some Wildlife and Tackle Some Invaders
Did you know that the Hungry Hollow ravine is a Credit Valley “biodiversity hotspot” (i.e., a Centre for Biodiversity)? The beautiful ravine along Silver Creek is a wonderful, close-to-home getaway. It’s a treat for walkers, birders, cyclists and anyone who likes time in nature. The Town of Halton Hills and Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) deserve much credit for keeping this special place protected. But Hungry Hollow has an invader called European Buckthorn. Since the 1800s it’s kept on growing and spreading. Removing such invasive species and replacing them with native Ontario species will give this uniquely biodiverse urban space a health boost.
To find out more and enjoy time outdoors, come out to Willow Park Ecology Centre (WPEC) in Norval for Wildlife and Biodiversity Day on Sunday, June 9th from 1:00-4:00 pm. Wild Ontario, a live-animal education program based at the University of Guelph will be visiting with some fascinating animal friends. You’ll be taken on a guided tour of our amazing nature space at the confluence of 2-rivers, play games and do nature-crafts. Bring family, friends and camera!
Join us on July 9th to launch the 2nd year of community action lead by Willow Park to engage professionals and volunteers to remove “invaders” from Hungry Hollow. If you’re a friend of nature, you’re invited to help! The Hungry Hollow Collaborative (WPEC, Town, CVC, Save Our Ravines, POWER/VectorIAS) has received funding to do this biodiversity-enhancing work in the ravine. For details, to register or volunteer, visit www.willowparkecology.ca.