You’re Invited: Reptile and Amphibian Awareness Day RSVP by Aug.27, 2012

This video presents “Rouge Valley Park”:

  • Rouge Park will become an urban national park located along the border of Toronto and Pickering, Ontario, Canada:
    • It will be Canada’s first national park within a municipality
  • It is the only large valley land area in Toronto where people can still enjoy a wilderness experience, since other rivers in the city are now surrounded by urban development:
    • People can still live a rural life, and even farm in the park
    • It is the only remaining rural area within the city of Toronto
  • The largest nature park within a core of a metropolitan area in North America:
    • Stretches from Lake Ontario in the south, north to the post-glacial Oak Ridges Moraine in York Region
    • Consists of 50 square kilometres (12,356 acres) of parkland in Toronto, Pickering, Markham and Stouffville
  • Rouge park protects 12% of the Rouge River watershed, with park lands also protecting small parts of the Petticoat Creek and Duffins Creek watersheds, to the East:
    • The Rouge River remains the healthiest river that flows through Toronto
    • Ecological preservation and restoration were needed
  • Rouge park is open with free admission to visitors year-round:
    • Camping fees at seasonal campground apply
    • There are 12 km of rustic hiking trails in the Toronto part of the park
    • Rouge park is accessible by public transport by TTC buses, and GO transit trains and buses

Ontario Nature, Rouge Park, Adopt-A-Pond, and Ontario Road Ecology Group
invite you to:

Reptile and Amphibian Awareness Day


Plus FREE Pizza Lunch

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Rouge Valley Conservation Centre
1749 Meadowvale Road
Toronto ON, M1B 5W8

Please RSVP by August 27th

The day at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre will feature short presentations about:

  • The Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas
  • Rouge Park
  • Conserving Ontario’s Turtles
  • Rouge Park Milksnake Study
  • The Ontario Road Ecology Group
  • Reptiles and amphibians of Rouge Park (with live animals!)

Presentations will be followed by a FREE pizza lunch, and then a hike to search for native reptiles and amphibians in Rouge Park led by experts.

Limited spaces available!

  • NOTE: Please bring water and sunscreen and proper hiking attire.



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