Tag Archive: conservation

[Great] Lakes Roadtrip 2022 – Part 3 of 3

By: Christine Drader  From March 21st to 30th Christine from the Turtle Island Conservation and Adopt-A-Pond programs joined Michelle and Annie from the Great Lakes Program on a Great Lakes Roadtrip. They travelled… Continue reading

[Great] Lakes Roadtrip 2022 – Part 2 of 3  

By: Christine Drader  From March 21st to 30th Christine from the Turtle Island Conservation and Adopt-A-Pond programs joined Michelle and Annie from the Great Lakes Program on the first ever Great Lakes Roadtrip! They… Continue reading

Do reptiles have families?

Happy Family Day!! 💚  At Adopt-A-Pond we feel like a family, and we are happy to be a part of some reptile “families” and their journeys! 🐢   Our Blanding’s turtle headstart program begins… Continue reading

Wetland Conservation and How WE Can Make a Difference

Written by: Christine Drader Here at Adopt-A-Pond, we have the great fortune to be able to work on a vital habitat and ecosystem—wetlands. Wetlands support an abundance of biodiversity, and they are home… Continue reading

Is there anything wetlands can’t do? 

Written by: Courtney Leermakers  If you follow Adopt-A-Pond (AAP) on Facebook or have read some of our other blog posts, you may be aware that we monitor and protect reptiles and amphibians in… Continue reading

Head-start Release Day

On June 22nd, 48 of our head-start Blanding’s turtles were released into Rouge National Urban Park by our team members at the Toronto Zoo and Parks Canada. This is part of the effort… Continue reading

Event: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at the Rouge Beach Park

Want to help protect native wildlife and clean up our community? For several years now, Toronto Zoo staff and volunteers have participated in one of the greatest events to save Canadian species and keep our shorelines healthy! This year, the… Continue reading

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