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Hike the Humber Watershed Walking Series

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Hike the Humber Watershed Walking Series

This summer, explore the Humber River watershed as part of Explore Your Watershed monthly walking series (May through August).

May 18th, 2017: An Introduction to Claireville Conservation Area

10 AM – 11:30 AM

Whether you’re visiting Claireville for the first time, or returning to one of your favourite spots, this walk will feature a brief introduction to the Conservation Area, highlighting spring scenery and budding flora.

Location: Claireville Conservation Area – 8180 Regional Road 50, Brampton, ON L6T 0A6 (Highway 50 Entrance Parking Lot, North of Steeles Avenue).


June 15th, 2017: Explore the William Granger Greenway

10 AM – 11:30 AM

This section of the Humber River Trail is dedicated to William Granger, former Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Chair, in recognition of his contributions to watershed management. The trail features significant natural habitat, as well as cultural and heritage resources, including portions of the Indigenous trade route known as the Toronto Carrying-Place Trail.

Location: Rutherford Road, East of Islington Avenue, Vaughan. (Parking Lot Located on North Side of Rutherford near Humber River). GPS Coordinates 43.819905, -79.589340


July 13th, 2017: Cultural Heritage of the Humber River

10 AM – 11:30 AM

Learn about the cultural and recreational heritage of the Humber River and its Canadian Heritage Rivers System designation as you walk along the Humber River from the Old Mill towards High Park.

Location: Etienne Brule Park, 13 Crosby Ave, Toronto, ON M6S 2P8, Toronto (Parking Lot located Near South Entrance of Park, Old Mill Drive/Catherine Street).


August 17th, 2017: Explore Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve

10 AM – 11:30 AM

Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve is comprised of approximately 600 hectares of green space in the heart of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Protecting the headwaters of the Humber and Rouge Rivers, this walk will introduce participants to the Oak Ridges Moraine and newly-established Corridor Conservation Reserve.

Location: Bathurst Glen Golf Course, 12481 Bathurst St, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 2B4. (Meet at Southern Portion of Parking Lot Near Trail Head Signage).


IMPORTANT DETAILS:

-Registration is free and recommended as space is limited to 25 participants per walk.

Hike Distance: 3 km
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trail Surface Type: Gravel, crushed limestone
Age Range: Family friendly, friendly leashed dogs also welcome.

-Please prepare accordingly for the weather. Unless a Severe Weather Warning is issued, the walk will go on as scheduled. Environmentally safe bug repellant and sun protection is recommended. In the event of a cancellation, an email notice will be delivered to registered participants, and a staff representative will be on-site at the event start.

-Please bring your own snacks and refreshments as these are not provided.


For further information, please contact Matthew:

Phone (416)661-6600 ext. 5209

Email mvolpintesta@trca.on.ca

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