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Photo of Pearse-Cottage-planting
Working together at a
Settler's Cottage planting day.


The draft Rouge National Urban (NU) Park legislation fails to "meet or exceed" existing Rouge Park, Greenbelt and ORM Policies and their "Ecological Integrity" goal, as letters from Ontario Cabinet Minister Brad Duguid and our NGO coalition indicate.

To help the Rouge at this pivotal time, you can attend one or more of the following meetings on the Rouge NU Park draft Management Plan.

  • Tuesday September 9, Meeting on the Rouge NU Park draft Management Plan, Markham, Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Rd, Markham, ON L3P 3J3, 7pm.
  • Wednesday September 10, Meeting on the Rouge NU Park draft Management Plan, Scarborough Royal Canadian Legion Branch 258, 45 Lawson Road, Scarborough, ON M1C 2J1, 7pm.
  • Tuesday September 16, Meeting on the Rouge NU Park draft Management Plan, Pickering, Pickering Recreation Complex, O'Brien Room, 1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering, ON L1V 6K7, 7pm.
  • Thursday September 18, Meeting on the Rouge NU Park draft Management Plan, Art Gallery of Ontario, Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas St West, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, 7pm.

Get outdoors and help Mother Nature by planting native trees and flowers with FRW. For more information on our volunteer opportunities phone 416-208-0252.


Pickering Naturalists

  • Meetings 1st Thursday of every month 8pm at St. Elizabeth Seton School 480 Strouds Lane, Pickering
  • Contact Michelle Farrell (905) 831-1639

Durham Region Field Naturalists

  • Meetings last Monday of every month at 7:30pm (except June, July, August, & December) at Northview Public Library 250 Beatrice St. E, Oshawa
  • Contact Otto Peter (905) 725-0982

Richmond Hill Naturalists

  • Meetings every 3rd Thursday of every month at 8pm (September - April, except December) at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church 10066 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill
  • Contact Natalie Helferty (905) 881-8403


Rouge Park

Durham Region

York Region

City of Toronto

City of Pickering

Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Town of Markham

Town of Richmond Hill

Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Toronto Field Naturalists