News & Events at Willow Park Ecology Centre

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WINTER SOLSTICE DRUMMING EVENT Friday December 22nd from 6:30-8:30 pm  (12/6/2017) - Welcome in the Winter Solstice with us in our beautiful, peaceful Ecology Park along the Credit River and Silver Creek with an evening of drumming and singing led by Reverend Sheila Black. The sacred fire will be lit around 6:15 pm. Sheila will offer some native teachings. We will smudge, we will sing, we will meditate, we will … Continue reading WINTER SOLSTICE DRUMMING EVENT Friday December 22nd from 6:30-8:30 pm 
Nature in the fall with Pumpkins at Willow Park Ecology Centre, Norval  (10/26/2017) - Families!! Come enjoy fall activities and pumpkin carving outdoors in Georgetown’s wonderful nature park! Walk among the radiant fall colours by sparkling Silver Creek and the Credit River, while looking for resident critters and learning about their homes. An Ecology Park exploration will be led by Manuel Spiller, our nature interpretor who works for Credit Valley Conservation. Learn about the diversity of trees in the Hungry Hollow ravine and do cool … Continue reading Nature in the fall with Pumpkins at Willow Park Ecology Centre, Norval 
Fall Colours Guided Nature Walk in Hungry Hollow (10/10/2017) - Click  CVC-hungry-hollow-ad for more details and to register. FREE EVENT -Hungry Hollow Trail entrance by 124 Miller Drive, Georgetown. Refreshments provided.
Come Out for October Nature Sundays in Willow Park, Norval. (9/22/2017) - Bird-watching and pumpkin-carving October Sundays!! What more delightful ways to be outdoors on crisp fall-coloured days? Willow Park Ecology Centre, Georgetown’s award-winning outdoor centre, is offering two special events on October 1st and October 29th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Recommended for families, adults, youths. Just $7 per person, $25 per family. Register at http://www.willowparkecology.ca. … Continue reading Come Out for October Nature Sundays in Willow Park, Norval.
Ecology at Acton Fair, Sept. 15-17 (9/13/2017) - We’re hosting a display at the Acton Fall Fair September 15-17. Prospect Park at 30 Park Ave, the schedule of activities is at http://www.actonfair.ca We’ll have kids nature crafts, our Hungry Hollow Restoration project and October Sundays’ events, and education and volunteer program resources. We look forward to engaging with the community and visitors to the … Continue reading Ecology at Acton Fair, Sept. 15-17
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!
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