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The Riverwood Conservancy

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4300 Riverwood Park Ln, Mississauga

Overview
The Riverwood Conservancy (TRC) is a volunteer- and member-based charity that protects, restores, and invites people to connect wi...
The Riverwood Conservancy (TRC) is a volunteer- and member-based charity that protects, restores, and invites people to connect with nature at Riverwood – an oasis of woodlands, meadows, and ravines that spans 150 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.

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An urban nature preserve situated on the shores of the Credit River in Mississauga, Riverwood is a 150-acre property where history, nature, beauty and peace blend together to create an enjoyable and lasting outdoor experience.

- The Riverwood Conservancy offers naturalist-guided walks, and trail maps like the one below are available for self-guided walks.

- Bird Hikes: Guided birding walks happen throughout the year and open to the public and TRC Members alike. Have a look at our events calendar to register for an upcoming birding event. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a pair of binoculars, if possible.

- Created in 2017, the Armstrong Wild Bird Trek continues to draw both birds and birders alike. The walk begins at the MacEwan Field Station, continues past a deep water-cut ravine, follows a raised boardwalk, and heads down to the Credit River along established trails. Interpretive signs will help you identify birds that you’re likely to see in the different habitats found along the walk.

- Sensory Path: Adjacent to the MacEwan Terrace Garden and the Enabling Garden, you’ll find the Sensory Path, an area specifically designed to allow individuals with vision loss to experience the wonders of nature.

- Educational events include heart-healthy nature walks, gardening and container workshops, astronomy, ecology, and nature interpretation, and presentations about stewardship, wildlife, forests, and fish.

For a current calendar of Riverwood events visit riverwoodconservancy.org/events for more information.

School Groups

A) EDUCATION NATURALLY (Kindergarten-Grade 8 )

a) Field Trips: They are completely outdoor, curriculum-connected field trips that include exploration of Riverwood's nature trails. Maximum of 30 students for each field trip

b) Virtual Programs

-Virtual Workshops (For Single Classes)/ Webinars (For Multiple Classes Simultaneously)

- These interactive virtual workshops can be hosted on The Riverwood Conservancy's Zoom account or a school's preferred platform (Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc.)

- Workshops are lively, include physical movement, a game, and/or hands-on activity, and can include components that align with grade-specific curriculum expectations.

- Webinars are designed for schools that would like all students from the same grade level to attend the same program.

c) The Enabling Garden at The Riverwood Conservancy

- This is a hands-on teaching garden that’s fully accessible and innovatively designed for people of all ages who live with physical, cognitive, and/or mental health challenges.

- Fees for the Enabling Garden Program vary depending on the program, group size, and format of delivery. For pricing estimates, please email our Enabling Garden Coordinator, Kerry Furneaux.

2) The Riverwood Conservancy’s LEADS (Leadership in Environmental Achievements through Diversity and Skills) program

- This program is an outdoor in-person/virtual one for secondary students. They learn about local habitats, conduct field research, gain leadership skills, and form foundations for careers in science and environmental conservation.

3) Gardening Naturally, (Grades 3 and 5 )
- Classes will experience hands-on gardening in Riverwood’s expanded vegetable gardens. Students learn about vegetable gardening as an affordable way to access healthy food that has a low environmental impact.

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Park Rules and Hours
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– Riverwood is open every day from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

– Park admission and parking are free.

– Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times. Please clean up after your dog.

– Use the waste and recycling bins provided to keep our park litter-free.

– Barbecues and open fires are prohibited.

– In the event parking lots are full, please do not park on the grass. Additional parking is available nearby at the Erindale GO Station.
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