What is the objective?
- Develop a stronger sense of belonging and ownership by placing our footprint and roots in the city
- Ignite our sense of wonder by taking practical, ground-level action to help the local environment
What will you learn?
- Learn more about native trees, shrubs and invasive species
- Learn how to plant a tree
- Take part in environmental stewardship activities
- Meet new people with a shared passion for conservation
Who is the instructor?
City of Toronto Staffs from Parks, Forestry, and Recreation
More Event Details:
Cedar Ridge Park parking lot (off of Tingle Crescent or Street parking)
Things to bring:
Recommend to bring drinking water, and sunscreen.
Dress for the weather, wear comfortable clothing and long pants. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind to get dirty.
Washrooms may not be available at this site. Please plan accordingly.
City of Toronto's Health Screening:
- Volunteers are required to register and to fill out City of Toronto’s waiver form (download HERE), and a self-assessment for COVID-19 before the event. All participants must do the self-assessment for COVID-19 on the Ontario Ministry of Health website and if they do not pass the assessment, they will not be permitted to join the event.
- Onsite staff and participant health screening using the COVID -19 screening tool will also take place at the start of the event. Anyone who answers yes to a screening question or who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, has traveled in the last 14 days or has had close contact with a confirmed case will not be permitted to participate.
Event General Guidelines:
- Maintain a physical distance of at least two meters from others whenever possible; If not possible, then a non-medical mask is required
- Maintain good hand hygiene, including washing or sanitizing hands regularly
- Avoid physical contact (e.g. high five, shake hands) unless absolutely necessary
- Where physical distancing cannot be maintained, appropriate PPE and hygiene protocols will be utilized
- Encourage proper respiratory etiquette (e.g. cough into sleeve)
- No sharing of equipment will be allowed; and
- Personal equipment such as work gloves shall be taken home rather than returned at the end of each session
- Avoid touching face, nose and mouth with unwashed hands or while wearing work gloves
- Volunteers will be provided with sanitizer, hand washing stations, and a new set of work gloves
- Staff will undertake equipment cleaning/sanitization before and after events
Events will take place rain or shine, but not in thunder and lightning. An event will be canceled if there is a greater than 70% chance of thunderstorm or if an extreme weather alert has been announced. Event details are subject to change.