Events: Don’t Miss Three Amazing Adopt-A-Pond Events Happening This October!

Rouge Park Hikes

Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Location Wetland Loop on Cedar Meet at Zoo Road
1749 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON

Join Crystal from the Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme at the wetlands of Rouge Park with Parks Canada!

Learn more about the reptiles and amphibians that live in the wetlands and how they are all getting ready for winter.

Resources will be provided that will help you identify some of these creatures and find out how your observations can make a difference by reporting your sightings to Ontario Turtle Tally and Frog Watch Ontario.

You will also have the chance to see how we use radio tracking equipment to monitor the turtles that live in the area. With good weather, we will hopefully see a turtle or two!

Click HERE for full details and to RSVP


Scanlon Creek’s Reptile and Amphibian Workshop

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
6PM to 8PM
Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, Nature Centre – follow signs
2450 Line 9, Bradford West Gwillimbury

How Ontario reptiles and amphibians make use of local habitats in summer and in winter!

Celebrate the amazing world of wetland wildlife, and join in some conservation fun with the Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme!

This free event will include a short walk to place salamander monitoring boards followed by a refreshments and presentation on how Ontario’s native reptiles and amphibians make use of local habitats throughout the seasons.

All participants will receive a free reptile and amphibian resource package!

*Please bring good walking shoes and a flashlight

Please contact Shannon:  416-392-5999 or


Nesting Beach, Planting and Halloween Fun at Scanlon Creek

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
10AM to Noon
Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area – follow signs
2450 Line 9, Bradford West Gwillimbury

Come out for a spooktacular time! We’re building a nesting site for our turtle friends and we’re planting oxygen-giving trees for our future. Come in your costume, win a prize!

Registration appreciated, but all are welcome. Event is rain or shine.

Please contact Christa: or 1-800-465-0437



The Adopt-A-Pond Programme participates in, and hosts, a number of conservation events you can participate in throughout the year; including World Wetlands Day, Earth Day Celebrations, Spring Toad Festival, American Tortoise Rescue’s World Turtle Day and The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! There are also a number of volunteer days where you can participate in re-naturalizing habitat with tree, wetland and meadow plantings. Follow the Adopt-A-Pond blog, using the link at the bottom of the page, to receive updates about these awesome upcoming events!

Photo By: Scott Gillingwater

Nesting Painted Turtle Photo By: Scott Gillingwater

Funding for Adopt-A-Pond Has Been Provided By:

Env Can and On

For more information about Toronto Zoo conservation programs visit:

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