Discover the Don Blog

Discover the Don is an undertaking of The Don Watershed Regeneration Council and TRCA. The blog provides regular stories to help readers discover new ways to experience, engage in and help conserve the Don River watershed!

Watershed Plans

Watershed Plans are used for the management of human activities and natural resources within a watershed. They are intended to inform and guide municipalities, provincial and federal governments, TRCA, nongovernment organizations, and private landowners as they update their policies and practices for environmental stewardship.

TRCA approved the Don River Watershed Plan, Beyond the 40 Steps (2009), at Authority Meeting #7/09, held on September 25, 2009. Copies of the Authority Resolution #A149/09 and the final watershed plan, are available below for download.

Authority Resolution #A149/09

Beyond Forty Steps (2009)

Forty Steps to a New Don (1994)

Current Conditions Reports

Current Conditions Reports provide technical background information to support the watershed planning process. The reports below have been prepared n support of the 2009 Don River Watershed Plan: Beyond Forty Steps.

Report Cards & Progress Reports

Report Cards & Progress Reports provide an evaluation of watershed health and an ongoing call to action.

Walk the Don Trail Guides

Walk the Don Trail Guides are a series of self-guided interpretive walks located throughout the watershed in Toronto and York Region.

Other Links of Interest

Toronto and Region Conservation

Don Watershed Municipalities

Other Don Watershed Focused Groups

Other Organizations of Interest

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about the Don River watershed, contact Arlen Leeming, Project Manager, via email: or phone: (416) 661-6600, extension 5283