High Park Stewards Work Session

July 10, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant
High Park
1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3

For those of us who care about the environment and the survival of creatures of all kinds, finding a way to actually do something to help, enhances our own lives and will be a legacy to be proud of.

Volunteer Stewards have been working with the City of Toronto since 1996, to protect and restore the remaining natural areas of High Park including large areas of Savannah with Black Oak trees and related flora and fauna. During the spring, summer and fall we plant, collect seeds, and remove invasive species from restoration sites. The top current invasives include garlic mustard, tall sweet white clover, oriental bittersweet, himalayan balsam and European buckthorn.

Our work gives the rare native plants and dependent wildlife a fighting chance to prosper.

Our sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month except December from 10:30 am. to 1:00 pm rain or shine.

For work sessions, we meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant and go to our work sites from there. Tools are provided but dress covering your arms, legs and feet. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water.

Winter sessions are primarily educational and are held at the Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive.

For additional information on our program and to be added to the email notification list contactstewards@highparknature.org.


Upcoming work sessions

Schedule for 2016, subject to change based on weather and need


  • May 22: Garlic Mustard removal in the Tablelands
  • June 12: Spring Planting
  • June 26: Invasive Management/Site Maintenance
  • July 10: Invasive Management/Site Maintenance
  • July 24: Invasive Management/Site Maintenance
  • Aug 14: Invasive Management/Site Maintenance
  • Aug 28: Invasive Management/Site Maintenance
  • Sept 11: Fall Planting
  • Sept 25: Seed Collection
  • Oct 9: No session – Thanksgiving
  • Oct 23: Buckthorn Removal
  • Nov 13: Buckthorn Removal
  • Nov 27: Buckthorn Removal and Pot Luck Lunch

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