Rockcliffe -Smythe Community

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Everything GREEN

May 28-2016 apologies for the lateness but there is still time as in tomorrow May 29th.

I have inquired if they will be running this program throughout the summer and /or early fall and if they will have pick up locations closer to home in our Ward and Rockcliffe-Smythe area.will keep you posted.

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From:Amber Grant Community Engagement Coordinator | Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation  mobile: 416.737.4620 | email: amber.grant@tptf.ca

torontoparksandtrees.ca 

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Our program is slightly different from the front yard tree planting program the City offers. The City of Toronto’s program is for front-yard trees only (if you have City property in front of your home), and they come and plant the tree for you. Our program offers Torontonians a free tree to plant anywhere on their property (backyard or front yard), provided the participate in a demonstration on how plant to and maintain their tree. Please see below for some additional details about our program:

In order to participate in the campaign, individual residents will need to register through Citytrees and answer some simple questions about their property (soil type and drainage).

Here is the link to sign-up: http://www.torontoparksandtrees.ca/Programs/Programs/Tree-for-Me-1

If they follow the instructions on the link, they’ll be set up to receive a free native, locally sourced tree. Please note that this initiative is intended to engage the public with tree planting and tree care. This means that participants will have the opportunity to join in a tree planting and care demonstration prior to receiving their tree.

The tree will be available for pick-up at Riverdale East Park on either May 28th or 29th. Individuals will be able to choose their own time slot between 10am-3pm.

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Feb 28/2016

This page will be dedicated to anything eco and environmental.

More info to come but here’s  some to start.

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www.Green13Toronto.org

They are the main West end environmental group, based in Swansea but serving this whole end of town.

This is their March 2016 Newsletter

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Please join us for the next Lake Ontario Evening! Returning Lost Elements to Toronto’s Waterfront will highlight current and future restoration efforts being undertaken on the Toronto Waterfront.

Recent dune restoration work on the Toronto Islands likely led to the first confirmed nesting pair of Piping Plovers on the Toronto Waterfront in 81 years!

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Date : Tuesday March 8, 2016

Time : Doors open at 6:00 pm, presentations begin at 6:30 pm

Location : The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto

Cost : FREE

PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS FREE EVENT HERE!

 

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http://www.trca.on.ca

Formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Hazel, TRCA has a strong history in watershed management and leadership in applying sustainability practices.  Today, we own more than 40,000 acres of land in the Toronto region, employ more than 475 full time employees and coordinate more than 3,000 volunteers each year.

With decades of practical experience in protecting our environment, educating young people, and engaging communities, TRCA works with governments, businesses, and individuals to build a greener, cleaner healthier place to live.

Our Vision

The quality of life on Earth is being determined in the rapidly expanding city regions.  Our vision is for a new kind of community, The Living City, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature’s beauty and diversity.

Our Mission

To work with our partners to ensure that The Living City is built on a natural foundation of healthy rivers and shorelines, greenspace and biodiversity, and sustainable communities.

– See more at: http://www.trca.on.ca/about/#sthash.m0TOjlHY.dpuf

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