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Friday, September 18, 2020


Last fall, the TRCA and FOSS participated in a planting of shrubs at Whimbrel Point at Col. Sam Smith Park.  This planting replaced a large area of burdock.  Things are going well with the first planting, so TRCA is planning a second stage, right next to last year's.  They are looking for volunteers for this activity.  This event will be following strict COVID-19 guidelines.

Date:  Thursday, October 8

Time: 10 a.m.- 12 noon

Location:  Whimbrel Point at Col. Sam Smith Park

If you would like to help, please contact Barbara Keaveney (FOSS) at  

 Information from TRCA-

"The plan would be to do planting infill with native shrubs and expand the area we planted last Fall at Whimbrel Point with the objective of outcompeting the existing burdock and enhancing the natural habitat at the site   

Both TRCA and City of Toronto have established very similar COVID19 Protocols and Guidelines for these type of community engagement activities and these modified program guidelines include limiting the number of participants to 25 at the event, and following strict health and safety protocols, including health screening, sanitization of tools and physical distancing. The health and safety of staff and volunteers is our main priority. If the situation evolves we will adapt our plans accordingly and keep you up to date with any changes that are made."

Thursday, September 17, 2020



"Sunday, Sept 20th from 12 – 2:45pm we are going to be distributing Children's Activity Kits in Sam Smith Park at our “Tree for Free” give away where we will be distributing – via safe, physical distancing drive-through- 450 native trees to be planted on private property in Toronto."

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