Community Stewardship Program Orientation

Interested in helping nature in Toronto by planting trees, pulling invasives, and the like? The City of Toronto’s Community Stewardship Program (CSP) is gearing up for another exciting year and TFN is thrilled to be serving as Team Leaders at two separate CSP sites: Cottonwood Flats and Humber Arboretum!

If you are not currently registered with CSP, a 45 minute orientation session will be held online on Wed. Apr. 17, at noon. Orientation will describe how the Community Stewardship Program works and provide instructions on how to register for stewardship sessions at either site. Please register for orientation, even if you’re unable to attend, as it will ensure you’re included in future communications about the program.

No previous experience or tools are required to participate at any CSP site – training, support, and materials will be provided. Volunteers may attend as many or as few sessions as they like throughout the year and only participate in activities they feel comfortable doing.

About CSP at Cottonwood Flats

Sessions are held bi-weekly on Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to noon. TFN has served as Team Leaders here since the team’s inception in 2022 and our stewardship activities are greatly influenced by TFN’s Cottonwood Flats Monitoring Project.

About CSP at Humber Arboretum

Celebrating its inaugural year, sessions are held once a month on a Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to noon. The site is located near the Humber College Arboretum. The area boasts pond and wetland habitat that supports a variety of wildlife and impacts water quality in the Humber River. This site is in partnership with the Toronto Field Naturalists and Humber Arboretum.

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.