This Place: The Don River by Dalton Shipway

As a founding member of the now defunct Task Force to Bring Back the Don, Dalton’s connection to the Don River runs deeper than most. For over three decades he’s advocated for numerous renaturalization efforts along the river, including playing a pivotal role in establishing the “demonstration wetland” we now call Chester Springs Marsh. For the New Don River: a Collage, assembled from a July 20, 2019 article in the Globe and Mail, celebrates the city’s current efforts to renaturalize the river mouth.

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A very special thanks to Dalton for submitting this collage to TFN, and for his years of service to the Don.

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.