Two Great Events: Rouge Park BioBlitz Sept 14-15 and Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Sept 27

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Check out these two great events!

Ontario BioBlitz –

Rouge Park 2013 September 14-15, 2013

A BioBlitz is a special type of field study, where a group of volunteers conduct an intensive 24-hour biological inventory, attempting to identify and record all species of living organisms in an area, while also educating the public about biodiversity.

Sign up for a hike or a workshop or join us in our public programming tent for live animals and many more fun activities.


Location: Rouge Valley Conservation Centre (1749 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto ON).


Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup-

West Rouge Beach Park September 27, 2013 10:00AM

The Toronto Zoo has been a proud participant in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup for several years. The Vancouver Aquarium started the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup program over 13 years ago, and the program has grown from a local beach cleanup in BC to a national program with volunteers in every province and territory. Each September we join hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world to do our part in the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), an international effort coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup brings the community together to achieve measurable impacts on the environment, both locally and globally. Through individual action, nearly one million kilograms of shoreline litter has been removed from our fragile ecosystem since 1997. Aquatic and shoreline litter harms more than just fish – the GCSC helps turtles and frogs too!

Location: West Rouge Beach Park 195 Rouge Hills Drive, Toronto

GO Train: Rouge Hill GO Station on Lakeshore East line is 1.3 km from beach entrance. You will see the entrance to the beach at the corner of Lawrence and Rouge Hills Drive.

Driving Directions: From Highway 401: Exit Port Union Road southbound. Turn left at Lawrence Avenue East, follow Lawrence Ave eastbound to the end where you will see the entrance to the beach at the corner of Lawrence and Rouge Hills Drive. There is a parking lot with ample parking.

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