Environmental Events

From electronic recycling events and yard sales to community clean-up initiatives and gardening workshops, there's a plethora of activities planned to welcome the warmer season. Residents are encouraged to help preserve our natural surroundings while fostering a strong sense of community by participating in any of the following Township-led initiatives.  For more information about environmental events, email environmentalstewardship@king.ca.

Backyard Bird & Home Awareness Workshop

Saturday, April 13

Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location:  King City Seniors Centre - Meeting Room

Cost: Free

** Please note that unfortunately FLAP Canada is no longer able to attend the event**

Join the King Bird Team, as they welcome the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Nature Canada and staff from FLAP Canada to this family friendly bird workshop. TRCA will provide a presentation on backyard birds throughout the seasons, while Nature Canada will discuss the Bird Friendly City Program and the goals of its organization. Finally, FLAP Canada will explain how you can bird proof your home with a hands on demonstration. Preregistration required.

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How to Attract Pollinators to your Garden

Saturday, April 13

Time: 12 - 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location:  King Heritage & Cultural Centre - School House

Description: Our Pollinators are in Peril - What can we do to help them? Join us for a free presentation hosted by the Lake Simcoe South Master Gardeners. Participants will learn how to attract pollinators to their gardens. The presentation will cover basic pollinator needs such as food sources, nesting area, beneficial landscape features and the importance of including native plants in our gardens. Preregistration is required.

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Planning & Planting a Pollinator Garden

Friday, April 19

Time: 7 – 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location:  King Heritage & Cultural Centre - School House

Description: In the past 30 years there has been a startling decline in the populations of pollinators; and our natural ecosystems are taking a big hit.  We can take positive steps to help increase the chances of survival of our Pollinators by including pollinator friendly plants in our backyards and in our communities. Join us to learn how to plan and select plants best suited for a pollinator garden. A Master Gardener will cover the plants best suited for different conditions and provide suggestions for designs based on these conditions. Preregistration is required.

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King Community Clean Up

Saturday, April 20

Location:  Township Wide

Time: All Day

Get outside and celebrate Earth Week by taking part in the annual King Community Clean Up.  Do your part and help pick up litter to keep our parks, streets, ditches, and neighbourhoods clean and green. Getting involved is easy! Select a public space you would like to clean up. Invite your friends, family and neighbours to join your clean up group or create their own. Register your clean up location and receive clean up supplies.

If you don’t have a clean up location, join us at the following locations on Saturday, April 20 between 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. to help clean up a community park.

  • Tasca Park (49, Parkheights Trail, Nobleton) - meet in the parking lot
  • Memorial Park (25 Doctors Lane, King City) - meet in the King City Arena parking lot
  • Dufferin Marsh (972 Doctor Kay Dr, Schomberg) - meet at bulletin board (9:00am- 12:00pm)

For more information about the King Community Clean Up visit www.king.ca/CommunityCleanup

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Budweth Park Community Tree Planting

Sunday, April 21

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Location:  40 Oliver Emerson Ave, King 

Description: Dig into some fun and help us in our mission to improve King Township’s urban forest! Join us at Budweth Park for a tree-mendous afternoon of planting native trees and shrubs. All ages welcome.

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Community Yard Sale & Electronic Recycling

Saturday, May 4

Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location:  Trisan Centre

Cost: Free for attendees 

Description: Looking to do some spring cleaning? Give your unique items a chance at a new home? Join us at the Spring Indoor Community Yard Sale at the Trisan Centre on Saturday, May 4. Space is limited, registration closes April 19. 

Purchase one table for $25.00 +HST, two tables for $35.00 +HST or three tables for $45.00+HST

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Community Yard Sale Buyers

Looking for a unique item or a special find? Visit us at the Community Yard Sale.  Free entry for patrons. The Schomberg Lions Club will be onsite selling refreshments such as coffee, muffins, butter tarts, donuts, and more!  Stay tuned for more details.

Electronic Recycling

Do you have old electronics collecting dust at home? Bring your unwanted electronics to the Community Electronic Recycling to ensure they are disposed of safely, recycled and kept out of landfill. Residents will be required to unload their own items. Collection will be outside of the Trisan Centre. There is no cost for patrons disposing of their electronics during the Community Electronic Recycling Event. 

Items Accepted at Community Electronic Recycling Events

Televisions, monitors, desk tops, phones, printing, copying and scanning equipment, stereos, speakers, digital media, video game consoles, projectors, microphones, cameras, calculators, lighting, power tools, small appliances, stationary and portable audio/video systems.

Please protect your privacy by cleaning all personal data and removing batteries from e-waste items prior to dropping them off. For more information on how to wipe your device Click Here

Hill Farm Park North Tree Planting

Sunday, May 5

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Location: 130 Goodfellow Crescent, Nobleton 

Description: Looking for a tree-rific reason to get outside this spring? Help LEAF green up King Township! Join us for some family-friendly fun planting native trees and shrubs in Hill Farm Park North.

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Apiary Tour

Sunday, May 26

Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $25

Location: Cold Creek Conservation Area *Meet at Visitors Centre parking lot 

Description: This guided Cold Creek Apiary Tour will take you into the beehive to open and inspect a colony of bees. Learn to identify the queen, brood, larvae, nectar, pollen, propolis and different types of bees in the hive. Learn how bees forage for food and water and what plants are important to them throughout the year. We will talk about native pollinators and their relationship to the environment compared to European honeybees and the challenges they face today. The tour will be led by third generation beekeeper André Flys. *Participants will be provided with a veil to use. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring sunscreen and bug spray. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Beginner Beekeeping Workshop

Sunday, June 9

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $150

Location: Cold Creek Conservation Area, Visitors Centre  

Description: If you have interest in becoming a Beekeeper, then this is the course for you. This beekeeping workshop consists of classroom sessions and hands-on lessons in the bee yard. Participants of all experience levels are welcome. Topics include basic honeybee biology, beekeeping equipment, working in the bee colony, seasonal beekeeper responsibilities, harvesting and extracting honey and preparing bee colonies for winter. Each participant can choose to receive a copy of the Ontario Beekeeping Manual (optional), veil (required), lunch and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear.  * You must be 18 years of age or older to attend. Children 12 years or older may attend if accompanied by a parent.

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This workshop is held in partnership with Pioneer Brand Honey & Maple.