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Mountain holly (Ilex mucronata) Holiday plants found in the Toronto region (11/23/2018) - As we celebrate the holiday season, you’ll notice that plants figure into many of our holiday traditions. Here’s a list of some of the holiday-themed plants that are native species to… ...
Atlantic Salmon under water All about salmon in Toronto and GTA waters (9/24/2018) - This blog post has been reproduced from the TRCA brochure, "Salmon in the City: A quick guide to learning about Salmon in Toronto and the GTA" Introduction to salmon in… ...
young girls fishing at Heart Lake Conservation Area Learn to Fish: Reeling in the Big One at Heart Lake (6/12/2018) - With his young son by his side, CTV Toronto weatherman and popular on-air personality Anwar Knight came out to Heart Lake Conservation Area yesterday to learn more about Toronto and Region… ...
paddlers on lake The Shape of Water Management: GTA Faces Complex Challenges (3/22/2018) - To mark World Water Day 2018, TRCA is sharing the following article, which first appeared in Revitalization News on December 15, 2017. Not long ago, Barry Laverick was invited to… ...
view of Toronto skyline It’s Watershed Report Card Time Again! (3/22/2018) - Think back to elementary school days. Remember how every term used to end? There was the teacher, handing out report cards: your grades all listed by subject. Some of us… ...
stream flowing over rocks Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near Waterways (3/8/2018) - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) urges residents to keep family members and pets away from the water’s edge this spring. Conservation Authorities are reminding residents of dangers that exist… ...
Zebra mussels on the Toronto waterfront Ecological Interlopers – Understanding Invasive Species (3/1/2018) - Second to habitat loss, invasive species pose the greatest threat to biodiversity. Invasives crowd out native plants and fish. They take over our woodlands, our wetlands and our waters. And… ...
Cover illustration of The Living City Report Card 2016 The Living City Art Exhibition Explores Environmental Sustainability in the Toronto Region (11/23/2017) - How can art help us understand the challenge of sustainability in the Toronto region? That is the challenge and the goal of The Living City Art Exhibition, on display at… ...
banner image from Living City call for artists webpage Call for Artists: New Living City Project Will Bridge Art and Science (7/12/2017) - Earlier this year, Toronto and Region Conservation issued The Living City® Report Card 2016, the culmination of an ambitious effort to gauge the progress toward a sustainable GTA. Now, this comprehensive report… ...
TRCA environmental monitoring staff electrofishing in a stream The Living City® Report Card 2016: Using Data to Determine the Path to Sustainability (4/11/2017) - TRCA's Environmental Monitoring team recently did a deep dive on The Living City® Report Card 2016 and its conclusions. Here's their breakdown of the key takeaways. Toronto and Region Conservation… ...