Sat, 9:30am - 2:30pm
In support of the City of Toronto's Community Cleanup Days and in celebration of Earth Day, please join the the Friends of Taylor Creek Park, the Toronto Field Naturalists and Councillor Janet Davis for the community's annual Ravine Cleanup & Campfire in the ravines of Taylor Creek Park!
Come for the whole time or part of it. Whatever time you can contribute will be appreciated!
The park's neighbours have done tremendously well at keeping its ravines as clean as they are. They are impressive! But, unfortunately, there's always new trash that gets added since the last Ravine Cleanup, or missed during it.
Teams of volunteers will be sent out with a team captain and a map showing where large amounts of litter and/or large items have been found when hiking Taylor Creek Park's ravines earlier in the season. You may get your clean up assignment and map ahead of time or during the event.If you get your assignment before the event, go straight to your cleanup spot, clean up and then join us at Firepit #4 for food and fellowship afterwards. To get your map early, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive your assigned area during the week before the Cleanup.
We'll be venturing off the asphalt recreational trails--but not up the steep ravine slopes or into the water*--so be sure to dress in clothes that you're OK with getting dirty, and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots with good treads. A wide brimmed hat and sunblock are recommended.
Gloves, and garbage and recycling bags will be provided.
From 12:00 pm until 2:30 pm, we'll have a big campfire with food. It will be a fantastic place for taking a break and fueling up with a snack, or for finishing your well-appreciated efforts. Hot dogs, marshmallows, and other goodies will be provided. Bring your own drinks, and something to share! The campfire will always be supervised by at least two adults, and there will be a maximum number of people permitted (25) on the campfire pad at any one time.
A family friendly circular hike, led by the Toronto Field Naturalists will leave the Firepit at 1:00 pm and return by 2:00 pm.
Feel free to bring any old wood you may have at home (pressure treated lumber, though, is not permitted).
High school students can earn volunteer hours.
If by 7:00 am on the Saturday of the Clean-up there's at least a 60% of rain, the Cleanup will happen one day later on Sunday, April 22.
Click here for the location and to get directions to the firepit.
Although the food will be provided for free, a small donation of a tooney per volunteer would certainly be appreciated.
For information about the City of Toronto's Community Cleanup Days and the Clean Toronto Together program, click here.
*Inaccessible trash or trash that cannot be safely removed, such as on steep ravine slopes or in the creek or its tributaries, will be reported to the City of Toronto for removal by city staff.
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