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Events and Workshops

​Snowshoes and Snow-Clues - February 24, 2018 - 10:00am-12:00pm

Discover the wonders of winter wildlife and identify tracks and signs of local animals at Cold Creek Conservation Area. Try out snowshoeing and leave behind tracks of  your own. In the event of a snow-free day, join us for a winter walk through the woods!​


Earth Hour: Lantern Walk & Bonfire - March 24, 8:30-9:30pm

Come out on Earth Hour and make a lantern. Bring a glass jar you can decorate and repurpose into a lantern. Lantern making will be followed by a bonfire with hot chocolate at the Dufferin Marsh. For more information or to join The Dufferin Marsh Nature Connection visit www.dufferinmarsh.ca

 

Door to Door Textile Collection - April 16-20

The Township of King has partnered with Diabetes Canada to offer residents Door to Door Textile Pick Up during Earth Week. Help us divert waste from the landfill by cleaning out your closet and donating your old textiles.

Step 1: Collect your textile and put them into a clear bag

Step 2: During Earth Week (April 16-20) set your textiles at the end of your driveway in a clear bag on your waste pick day

Step 3: Diabetes Canada will pick up your textiles free of cost

Please see Waste Calendar for more information or email environmentalstewardship@king.ca

 

​​Earth Day Planting & Clean Up - April 21, 10:00am-12:00pm

The King Township Park's, Recreation & Culture Department are working together with Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) to celebrate Earth Day! Help pick-up litter and plant trees and shrubs in Tasca Park. High school students can receive volunteer hours for participation. Participants must wear long pants and closed toed shoes.


King Clean Up Day - April 21

In celebration of Earth Week, take part in Township wide clean-up and help us clean up our parks, streets, ditches and neighbourhoods. Pick up your Clean Up supplies at one of the following locations during Earth Week (Trisan Centre, Dr. William Laceby Nobleton Arena, Schomberg Library Nobleton Library, Ansnorveldt Library). Participants will receive a sapling to take home.


Neighbourhood Network Spring Tree Planting - April 28, 9:30-11:30am

​Come out to the Pottageville Pavilion and take part in a community tree planting activity to help plant trees and shrubs and promote environmental awareness. For more information or to register please go to www.neighbourhoodnetwork.com​

 

Youth Week Wildflower Planting - May 3, 5:00-6:00pm

Get outside during Youth Week and help us plant wildflowers in Tasca Park.  High school students can receive volunteer hours for participation.


Electronic Recycling - May 5, 8:00am-12:00pm

Do you have an unsightly pile of batteries or electronic waste at home? Don't put it in the garbage; bring it to the Trisan Centre! Do your part for the environment by disposing of your electronic waste safely free of cost!

 

Container Planting Workshop - May 29, 10:30-11:30am

Come out to the King City Arena and learn how to plant your own container of perennials or vegetables to take home and learn various tips and techniques for container planting. Pots, seeds, soils and wildflowers will be provided. Pre-registration included, $4.50 for residents and $4.95 for non-residents.  

 

Pollinator Week Planting - June 23, 10:00-11:30am

In celebration of National Pollinator Week join us at Blue Heron Park for a community wildflower planting and learn how to create a pollinator habitat. Creating a pollinator habitat will further support King Township`s Bee City Certification. Participants will receive a milkweed seed pack to take home. Pre-registration required.


Introduction to Seed Saving Workshop - August 25, 8:30-9:30am

Celebrate harvest season with an introduction into seed saving. The workshop will teach you the basics about saving seeds as well as various tips and tricks to save seeds including vegetables and wildflowers. Pre-registration required, $4.50 for residents adn $4.95 for non-residents.

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King City Community Garden 

Are you interested in having a gardening plot to grow your vegetables but don't have room at home?   Register for a garden plot today, plots are limited. $15.00 4X4 raised gardening plot & $25.00 for a 4X8 plot. For more information environmentalstewardship@king.ca

 

NEW COMMUNITY SEED SAVING PROGRAM

The Township of King has partnered with the King Township Public Library to launch a Community Seed Saving Program. We are looking for your seeds!  If you have vegetable or wildflower seeds, share your seeds with the community today! For more information please contact environmentalstewardship@king.ca or call  905-833-5321 ext. 5226.

Seed Drop Off Locations:

Schomberg Library

Dr. William Laceby Nobleton Arena

 

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about the activities listed above please contact:

Kathryn McLellan

Environmental Stewardship Coordinator

Township of King

905-833-5321 ex.5226

environmentalstewardship@king.ca