Free Plants and Workshops for Your Shoreline

Hardened concrete shorelines and grass mowed right to the water’s edge has definitely been the preferred way of landscaping in the past. But keeping it natural is now the way to go for… Continue reading

Captain Sunshine Makes Another Outreach Appearance

Amazing Animals by Kyle MacDonald of DurhamRegion.com featured the Toronto Zoo Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation program’s outreach Blanding’s turtle, Captain Sunshine! The very friendly Captain helps us teach kids about turtle conservation in schools… Continue reading

Stewardship Spotlight: Jennifer Howard’s Mission for more Turtle Crossing Signs

Check out this wonderful article about Adopt-A-Pond’s long time Turtle Tallier Jennifer Howard and Innisfil’s celebrity snapping turtle, Gilfred! Gilfred lives in the deep ditches and creeks along Gilford Road near Cook’s Bay. Every summer… Continue reading

Massasauga Month: Births, Workshops and Stewardship!

Massasauga Rattlesnake Births! The Toronto Zoo is proud to announce the latest success story from one of the zoo’s many conservation breeding programs; the birth of six massasauga rattlesnakes on Wednesday August 16,… Continue reading

New Baby Blanding’s Turtles!

Success!  We are happy to announce 4 clutches of Blanding’s turtle eggs hatched successfully the over the August long weekend! These baby Blanding’s are our new recruits for Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation… Continue reading

Why We Are Here – Zoos and Conservation

Toronto Zoo released a new video describing the work we do behind-the-scenes and how it is vital to the survival of animals that could become extinct in our lifetime! Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme’s… Continue reading

Turtle Protector Saves Over 200 Baby Turtles!

Check out the full story of Pat and his turtles using the video link below: VIDEO LINK  Article taken from Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV CKWS Newswatch Published July 07, 2015 06:07… Continue reading

Aurora Public Library Turtle Exhibit July 6th to 31st

We are excited to hear about individuals and their efforts protecting turtles! Check out the video below to see Rosemary Oliver`s crafty way of saving these unique creatures! Turtles take over the Aurora Public… Continue reading

Event: Join us this Saturday July 18 for Parks Day in Rouge National Urban Park

Canada’s Parks Day is Saturday July 18. The annual celebration aims to encourage Canadians to discover and connect with their local parks. This year, Rouge National Urban Park is celebrating Parks Day with… Continue reading

Event: July18th, Whitby Ajax Garden Project Annual Summer Open House– A Perfect Saturday of Gardening, Farm Fresh Markets, Crafts and TURTLES !

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