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Ecosource to host “The Birch Bark Canoe and Indigenous Canoe Cultures” workshop at Willow Park Aug 12! (8/11/2017) - Come out to Willow Park Ecology centre on Saturday, August 12th from 10am-4pm to partake in a workshop hosted by Ecosource. Explore Indigenous canoe culture with a hands-on session about birch bark canoe building. Guest speaker, Sylvia Plain from Aamjiwnaang First Nation; a community ambassador, water walker, researcher, birch bark canoe building apprentice and founder … Continue reading Ecosource to host “The Birch Bark Canoe and Indigenous Canoe Cultures” workshop at Willow Park Aug 12!
Willow Park Holds Wild Canada Day to celebrate Canada 150 (7/22/2017) - On June 3, 2017, the hamlet of Norval lit up with celebrations of all kinds – musical, historical, cultural and gastronomic – in honour of Canada’s one-hundred fiftieth anniversary. Willow Park Ecology Centre was part of the celebration, as it welcomed visitors to “Wild Canada” on the other side of Silver Creek. There were displays, … Continue reading Willow Park Holds Wild Canada Day to celebrate Canada 150
Wildlife and Biodiversity Day July 9th Meet Some Wildlife and Tackle Some Invaders (7/6/2017) - 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 … Continue reading Wildlife and Biodiversity Day July 9th Meet Some Wildlife and Tackle Some Invaders
Hummingbirds are on the move! (4/4/2017) - From Extension Master Gardener Are your feeders ready? The spring 2017 hummingbird migration is underway, and ruby-throated hummingbirds are on the move. To help hummers, remember these tips: – Always clean your feeder at least once a week. -Skip the dye! Hummers can find your feeder without it. – Don’t use honey or corn syrup; … Continue reading Hummingbirds are on the move!
Snapping turtle hunt now illegal! (4/4/2017) - Via Victory! Snapping Turtle hunt now illegal | AWARE Simcoe Decision on Regulation: • As of April 1, 2017, no open season for Snapping Turtle across all of Ontario. Based on public feedback, there was significant opposition to maintaining any open season for snapping turtles. Snapping Turtle is a long-lived species that reproduces slowly and … Continue reading Snapping turtle hunt now illegal!
Volunteer Schedule and Project List (4/4/2017) - You are invited to join the 2017 Youth Volunteer Programs offered by Willow Park Ecology Centre. Youth Volunteer Mentorship – starts Tuesday May 2nd from 4:00-6:00 pm, and continues every Tuesday and Thursday until June 8th. And then runs in the fall from mid-September to late-October. See list on the volunteer registration form. We will care for … Continue reading Volunteer Schedule and Project List
Young volunteers – get inspired by Harnoor! (4/4/2017) - Harnoor Gill is our new youth volunteer leader. Harnoor wants to encourage children to volunteer in the park – even a little will help a lot. Harnoor won the 2011 Halton Youth Awards for Environmental Excellence for his volunteering at Willow Park Ecology Centre. “I want to show the youth in the community that they … Continue reading Young volunteers – get inspired by Harnoor!
Willow Park Eco Centre Wins Award for Merit! (4/4/2017) - Congratulations to Willow Park Ecology Centre for winning in the the 2017 Credit Valley Conservation Awards. We won an Award for Merit, for work on the Hungry Hollow initiative. Screenshots from the Credit Valley Conservation Instagram account.