01 April

Tree-mendous Backyard Biodiversity

When you hear the word “biodiversity” does your mind conjure images of lush rainforests or tropical coral reefs? What about your own backyard?  Would you be surprised to learn that Ontario is home to 30,000 known species of plants and …
16 March

Planting the Seed

Blog by Juliana DeNardi, ReForest Long School Program Coordinator; Photos provided by ReForest London From little acorns, great oaks grow. No one knows this better than our enthusiastic Seeds to Forest students in London and Middlesex County. This past February, …

04 February

From holiday cheer, to keeping our streams clear: the use of discarded Christmas trees in Greater Toronto Area stream restoration projects

Blog by Ashley Smith, Photos provided by Ontario Streams Throughout the environmental industry, stream restoration professionals have been incorporating bioengineering practices into streambank erosion control projects. As you may have guessed, these bioengineering techniques involve the use of natural materials …

10 January

Volunteer Powered Invasive Species Management

Blog & photos by Sara Bowman, Citizen Science Coordinator at EcoSpark Over the past two years EcoSpark partnered with the City of  Toronto’s ​Community Stewardship Program (CSP) and Humber College’s Professor Lynn Short to see how well volunteers could tackle …

22 November

Toronto’s First Biodiversity Strategy

On October 3rd, Toronto City Council unanimously passed the City’s first Biodiversity Strategy. The Strategy aims to support healthier, more robust biodiversity and increased awareness of nature in Toronto. The Strategy recognizes biodiversity as fundamental to supporting the livability and …

29 August

Soaking up the Summer with rare Events

Blog by Laura Klein Gosling, rare Engagement Coordinator Cover photo by Alissa Fraser The rare Charitable Research Reserve is a place to explore extraordinary nature, learn new skills, and have exciting adventures. This year, for the first time, rare is …