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Events and Workshops

King City Community Garden Registration Opens

Description: Are you interested in having a gardening plot to grow your vegetables but don't have room at home? Then the King City Community Garden is the place for you! Garden plots are limited.

Location: Keele Street & Norman Drive

Registration: Opens Monday, April 15. Email environmentalstewardship@king.ca for a registration form or for more information.

 Fee: $ 15.00 for a 4X4 or $ 25.00 for a 4X8  

 

Stop the Spread: Invasive Species Walk & Pull

Description: Learn how to identify invasive species and help us remove garlic mustard along the trail before it goes to seed. The walk will run rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather and wear appropriate foot wear. 

Location: Cold Creek Conservation Area (meet at the Visitors Centre)

Date & Time: Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 10:00am-12:00pm

Registration: For more information or to register for an event, visit www.trcastewardshipevents.ca or call 416-661-6600 ext. 5203.

Fee: Free  

 

Bee's, Bug's and Butterflies, Oh My!

Description: Join us for a walk to learn about the world of bees,bugs and butterflies. Construct an insect hotel and attract beneficial insects to your backyard.  

Location: Nashville Conservation Area

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 10:00am-11:30 am

Registration: For more information or to register for an event, visit www.trcastewardshipevents.ca or call 416-661-6600 ext. 5203. 

Fee: Free

 

Birds of the Forest 

Description: Meet our fine feathered friends and learn about their migration. Toegther, we will make bird feeders and decorate a tree with these tasty treats! The walk will run rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather and wear appropriate foot wear. 

Location: Cold Creek Conservation Area (meet at Visitors Centre)

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 16 @ 10:00am-11:30am

Registration: For more information or to register for an event, visit www.trcastewardshipevents.ca or call 416-661-6600 ext. 5203. 

Fee: Free

 

Invasive Species Awareness Hike

Description: Come out on a guided hike to learn about invasive plants growing throughout your community and how to identify them.Guided hikes will be followed by an invasive species removal.

Location: Cold Creek Conservation Area

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 10:00am- 11:30 am

Fee: Free

Registration Code (27598):Pre registration is required.  Email environmentalstewardship@king.ca or call 905-833-5321 ext.5226.

 

Astronomy Night Hike

Description: Join us for a guided moonlight hike at Cold Creek Conservation Area to learn about the night sky. Bring your own flashliht and come dressed for the weather.

Location: Cold Creek Conservation Area

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 7:00-8:30pm

Fee: Free

Registration: Pre registration is required. Email environmentalstewardship@king.ca or call 905-833-5321 ext.5226.

 

 EnvironMentors Volunteer Program

 Description: EnvironMentors is a brand new volunteer opportunity for youth who love the otdoors! Spend a week volunteering in our parks and hleping to complete sevreal awesome outdoor projects, while earning up to 35 volunteer hours. Initiatives include plantings, habitat building, sustainable art, invasive species removal and environmental mapping. Please dress for the weather and wear closed toe shoes. Spaces are limited and registration is required.

Dates: July 31- August 4, 2017

Ages: 16-18

Fee: Free

Registration Code: 26505

 

Astronomy Nights @ Cold Creek Conservation Area

Astronomers with or without telescopes are invited to these fun, family friendly workshops to observe and learn " What's in the sky this month": planets, galaxies, nebulas and other deep sky objects. Guest speakers will explore the different tools used to enhance your experience and provide tips, tricks and techniques to map out the sky.

Location: Cold Creek Conservation Area

Date: (Monthly) Visit www.coldcreek.ca for the schedule

Saturday, June 10, 8:00pm

Saturday, August 12, 7:00pm

Registration: Advance registration is not required

 

Terrestrial Invasive Species Mapping  

 Description: The purpose of the program is to take inventory of terrestrial invasive plants growing within King Township using King mapping software. The objective of the program is to identify which invasive species are growing throughout King and the severity of the infestation. The program is focused on educating the community while providing an opportunity for the public to get involved and participate in the mapping of invasive species. Mapping the distribution of invasive species will help Township staff monitor and mitigate the spread of invasive plants throughout the municipality. The program will allow us to identify what plants are present within King, the location of the species, the presence of certain plant communities, control methods and the severity of the infestation and public health concerns.

To learn more about how you can help please email environmentalstewardship@king.ca or call 905-833-5321 ext. 5226.

To record a sighting please go to  https://maps.king.ca/Html5/index.html?configBase=https://maps.king.ca/Geocortex/Essentials/Geocortex/REST/sites/kingmaps_dev/viewers/HTML5/virtualdirectory/Resources/Config/Default

 

Summer Hiking Series 

 Join the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department and TRCA staff on a free guided hike this summer. For find out more information or to register please contact environmentalstewardship@king.ca

 

Electronics & Appliance Recycling Depot

Do you have an unsightly pile of Batteries or Electronic waste at home? Don't put it in the garbage; we have a solution for you!  Bring us your old items. Accepted items include: Audio players, cameras, computers, copiers, phones, fax machines, answering machines, pagers, printers, VCR/DVD players, video/audio recorders and much more. 

To find out about upcoming E- Waste events  hapeening near you please contact 905-833-5321 ext. 5226 or email environmentalstewardship@king.ca for more information.

 

Neighbourhood Network Spring Tree Planting

 Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help plant trees and shrubs at the Pottageville Pavilion. The Township of King would also like to thank Neighbourhood Network and the Lake Simcoe Conservation for making the planting possible. If you didnt have the chance to help with the planting, go for a walk along the trail at the Pottageville Pavilion to see the 250 trees that were planted this year.

 

Pollinator Planting

We would like to thank York Region: Greening Partnership Fund for making the wildflower and fruit tree planting possible. On Thursday, May 18, 2017 students from King City Secondary School came out to Cold Creek Conservation Area to help plant wildflowers and fruit trees within the Tall Grass Prarie. The  Township of King partnered with the Toronto Region Conservation to help the students plant 200 native wildflowers, 42 shrubs and 15 fruit trees.