Get Involved in York

We plan and deliver a variety of events and programs in partnership with residents, schools, neighbourhood groups and local municipalities that educate and engage the public in environmental initiatives.

York Region Community Engagement programs cover natural and cultural heritage awareness, homeowner outreach and education, habitat creation and citizen science.


Programs

Events

Hike the Headwaters @ Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hike the Headwaters @ Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve | Richmond Hill | Ontario | Canada
Discover the headwaters of the Rouge, Don and Humber watersheds on a guided walk through this ecologically significant Oak Ridges Moraine property. Hike Distance: 3 km Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Trail Surface Type: Crushed Limestone...
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop the Spread: Invasive Species Walk and Pull @ Cold Creek Conservation Area | Ontario | Canada
Learn how to identify invasive species and help us remove garlic mustard along the trail before it goes to seed.
Living next door to Wildlife @ Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Living next door to Wildlife @ Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve | Richmond Hill | Ontario | Canada
On this trail walk, we will explore the diversity of the wildlife that lives in your backyard, and learn how we can coexist. Hike Distance: 3.5 km Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Trail Surface Type: Crushed...
Bees, bugs and butterflies, oh my! @ Nashville Conservation Reserve
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Bees, bugs and butterflies, oh my! @ Nashville Conservation Reserve | Ontario | Canada
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.
Night Hike @ Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Night Hike @ Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve | Richmond Hill | Ontario | Canada
Join us for an evening hike to learn about the animals that are waking up just as we get ready for bed. Hike Distance: 2.5 km Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Trail Surface Type: Crushed Limestone,...
Birds of the Forest @ Cold Creek Conservation Area
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Birds of the Forest @ Cold Creek Conservation Area | Ontario | Canada
Meet our fine feathered friends and learn about their migration. Together, we will make bird feeders and decorate a tree with these tasty treats!
Tree Hike @ Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tree Hike @ Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve | Richmond Hill | Ontario | Canada
Hike Distance: 3.5 km Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Trail Surface Type: Crushed Limestone, some uneven terrain Age Range: Family Friendly This event will take place rain or shine. Please bring sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing....
Fall Colours Hike @ Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve, ORT Trailhead Parking Lot
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Fall Colours Hike @ Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve, ORT Trailhead Parking Lot | Richmond Hill | Ontario | Canada
Hike Distance: 4 km Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Trail Surface Type: Crushed Limestone Age Range: Family Friendly This event will take place rain or shine. Please bring sturdy footwear and dress for the weather. Registration...

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Contact

Maggie Ballantyne
Supervisor, Education, Training and Outreach
416.661.6600 x 5676
mballantyne@trca.on.ca