Workshops & Events

Here you can find all of our upcoming nature events and workshops, on and near the Oak Ridges Moraine. You won’t want to miss them!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Amid concerns about the Novel COVID-19 Pandemic, the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust has decided to cancel all events  as an effort to keep our community safe. We will continue to monitor and assess the situation and will notify attendees when we resume public events.

We would not be here without your support. Our Land Trust has a large network made up of partners, volunteers, and the attendees of our events, and it is important to us to do everything that we can to keep our community safe and to help limit the spread of the virus. Thank you for your understanding on this matter, and for your support of our Land Trust and the work we do on our Moraine.

 

The Great Backyard BiOlympics – Speed Scavenger Hunt

Downloadable Scavenger Hunt!

How many items can you “collect” in one hour? Earn points for nature and earth friendly objects in your home and yards.

Turtles in Trouble

Seeing turtles basking on logs in the sunshine is a summer staple, but how much longer will we see this sight? Ontario’s turtles are facing some big challenges, but together we can help them out! Learn about some of the troubles turtles are in and meet a few live turtles from the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre. This event is family friendly.

Thank you to our generous funders: Town of Caledon, Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation, the Regional Municipality of York, and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation for your support of this event.

What to do with a Downpour!

Rain Gardens are the latest gardening trend, as they are a beautiful addition to a yard, allow the planting of some truly interesting plants and help the environment by catching and cleaning storm water so it can sink into the ground, restoring the Oak Ridges Moraine’s precious groundwater. Join Master Gardener, Sean James, as we cover how to design and build a rain garden including placement, construction, and plant choices!

This event has been generously funded by the MapleCross Fund, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the Barbara and Patrick Keenan Foundation and the Regional Municipality of York.

Nifty Native Plants

Why do we think that using native plants means a sacrifice in beauty? It does not! Sean James, Master Gardener, will discuss the best native plants to use in your gardens for stunning results, as well as best locations, ideas for difficult soils and situations. Adding native plants to your garden is one of the best ways to help the pollinators and birds.

Thank you to our generous funders, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Regional Municipality of York for making this event possible.

 

Have an idea for a nature event or want us to present to your group?
We’d be happy to talk with you!

 

You can contact the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust at landtrust@oakridgesmoraine.org or 905 853 3171 x 30 during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM.

iNaturalist at Blitzing the Moraine Events

iNaturalist is a smartphone app which lets you become a citizen scientist – at home and at our events. Take pictures of organisms, post them to iNat, and learn more about the species that surround us. Get started by visiting: https://www.inaturalist.ca/ 

This work would not be possible without the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and our many other funders

Ontario Trillium Foundation
York Region
York Region
TD Friends of the Environment