100th Anniversary Celebrations Finished!

I still find it amazing that TFN has been around for 100 years. As we head into our 101st year, I would like to thank all of our members, volunteers and the board for their support during this past year as we celebrated our centennial. Last week we held the final event of our celebrations, a stewardship session with the awesome team from the City of Toronto’s Urban Forestry Community Stewardship Program. The event took place in Garland Park in Etobicoke near the Humber River. Urban Forestry began doing restoration in this park five years ago and it was great to see how well the trees they planted back then are doing. This session was focused on removing invasive plant species in area in front of the tree line that was restored two years. We removed bindweed, which had taken over the fence that had been installed to protect the area, and Canada Thistle. After removing the invasive plants we mulched the native species that had been planted two years ago.

Below are some photos from the event, taken by Zunaid Khan.

Thanks to our Stewardship Committee for organizing this event with the City of Toronto’s Urban Forestry Community Stewardship Program.

Zunaid Khan, President.

Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.