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 in March 2020 as an effort to keep our community safe. We will continue to monitor and assess the situation over the next month and will notify attendees if we decide it is necessary to also cancel April 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.

This decision has been made as a social distancing measure, which is listed by the Public Health Agency of Canada as a recommended community-based measure to mitigate the spread of the virus.

What to do in a Downpour!

Date: TBD

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 Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Regional Municipality of York.

Turtles in Trouble

Date: TBD

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 Scales Nature Park. This event is family friendly.

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

Nifty Native Plants

April 17, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Pottageville Community Lions Hall, Schomberg, ON

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.

Forest Bathing

We have partnered with Forest Bathing guides to provide this unique experience to volunteers, health organizations, and the public. We currently do not have any upcoming Forest Bathing walks but are always open to offering them to groups of 10 – 20 people. If you have any questions or would like to provide a Forest Bathing walk to your group, contact us at landtrust@oakridgesmoraine.org.

For more information about Forest Bathing and what you can expect, please visit our Action page!

Sign up and stay connected to your Land Trust! Keep updated about upcoming nature events, Free Forest Bathing walks and exciting initiatives.

 

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
TD Friends of the Environment