Tag Archive: Rouge National Urban Park

Two Years in the Making: the rehabilitation and release of an adult Blanding’s turtle

For years, Adopt-A-Pond has performed mark-recapture surveys for turtles in the Rouge watershed, much of which is now within the Rouge National Urban Park. Despite this effort, an adult Blanding’s turtle who had never been captured before was found in 2019. While exciting,… 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

Meet the NBCP Summer Team!

Every year the Native Bat Conservation Project relies on summer staff to help with the variety of jobs that track the bats over their active season. Meet the individuals making a difference this summer. 

Turning the Tide for Turtles – Help Support the Toronto Zoo’s Blanding’s Headstart Programme!

Click here to see the video one of our 2015 hatchings! The Toronto Zoo is embarking on a long term reintroduction project with Blanding’s turtles as part of an ecological plan to recover… Continue reading

THANK-YOU to all of you that came out to the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on Wednesday!

Together with staff and volunteers from the Toronto Zoo and 21 local community members we cleaned up over 340 lbs. of garbage from the Rouge Marsh and Beaches!! Because of you, fewer wildlife will suffer tragic… 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

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

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