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Don Dialogue Transcript

On May 25, 2016, I was fortunate enough to be asked to participate in Evergreen's Don Dialogue "Balancing Use and Ecological Health in the Lower Don." As a few people have asked if I could make my remarks from that... [read more]
Joel Harrison-Off in the Rouge

Sights & Sites: Joel Harrison-Off

Joel Harrison-Off is a Forest Health Care Inspector for the City of Toronto. He has been a Canoe Ranger in Algonquin Park, a tree planter in North Ontario/Manitoba, a production arborist in Toronto and is an all-around... [read more]
Location: Rouge Park

Sights & Sites: Peg Thoen

Peg Thoen spends her days working downtown in the RBC HR Group. For the past 13 years she's been leading the Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat Stewardship team, and is very thankful that so many people want to join the team... [read more]

Sights & Sites: Jessica Iraci

Jessica Iraci is originally from Buffalo, NY and decided to move to Toronto for her post-secondary education. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.Sc. in biology and environmental science and received... [read more]

Sights & Sites: Sheila R. Colla

Sheila Colla has lived in Toronto her whole life. She is currently an Assistant Professor at York University in the Faculty of Environmental Studies where she researches the conservation of declining native species... [read more]
Charles Bruce-Thompson

Sights & Sites: Charles Bruce-Thompson

Bruce is Vice President of the Toronto Field Naturalists, a member of the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve Stewardship Team, and a retired chef/nutritionist. I asked him the question: What is the most interesting... [read more]
Butternut Tree

Butternuts and Switchbacks

Mention the Chorley Park Switchback in the company of those who frequent our ravines and you can expect an immediate reaction. Eyebrows raise, smirks appear or scowls form, mouths open and hang in hesitation while the... [read more]

Hazel's Mark

For those of us who have only wandered Toronto's ravines over the last few decades, it is hard to imagine what things must have been like when Hurricane Hazel hit the city on the night of October 15, 1954. Its aftermath... [read more]

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