Over $200,000 in funding will support volunteers and environmental protection work in Mississauga
Thanks to a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), The Riverwood Conservancy (TRC) will be able to make enhancements to our environmental conservation and restoration projects within Riverwood park, a 150-acre natural space in the heart of Mississauga. The OTF grant for $213,800 will support projects at Riverwood from September 2020 through August 2023.
Each year, hundreds of volunteers from Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area participate in conservation work at Riverwood. This grant will help TRC expand the types of conservation work volunteers engage in and give volunteers the opportunity to take part in wildlife monitoring and citizen science.
“We’re really looking forward to giving our volunteers even more engaging activities so they can really see the impact of their work. Volunteers will be able to monitor native plant survival and record their wildlife sightings so they can see the difference they’re making on the health of our local ecosystems.”
Derek Stone, Conservation Specialist at The Riverwood Conservancy
“We’re incredibly grateful for this funding, which will ensure Riverwood’s natural ecosystems can continue to sustain an abundance of wildlife, and allow our community to enjoy more meaningful connections to nature. These sort of connections to the natural world matter even more now, as so many of us have had to restrict our time outdoors.”
Douglas Markoff, Executive Director of The Riverwood Conservancy
The Riverwood Conservancy’s grant application, and the OTF’s approval of the application, were completed before the COVID-19 pandemic. Restoration projects and volunteer activities on site will commence only when public health guidelines allow, and proper safety precautions will be implemented when work begins.
About The Riverwood Conservancy
The Riverwood Conservancy is the charity that provides programs and direction for Riverwood – the 150-acre, urban nature preserve situated on the shores of the Credit River in Mississauga. Working together with like-minded groups and individuals, our mission is to enable people of all cultures, ages, and abilities to respectfully connect with nature and learn about the importance of protecting, conserving and restoring natural spaces for the well-being of future generations – all while experiencing the beauty of the Riverwood gardens.
On Tuesday, June 9, residents are invited to participate in the City of Mississauga’s fourth Tele Town Hall session at 7 p.m. In consultation with Peel Public Health, Mississauga is actively planning a measured and phased approach to reopening facilities and resuming services and programs. The Tele Town Hall will provide residents with the latest updates on COVID-19 in Mississauga as well as important information on what recovery will look like in the city.
Residents will be able to listen and ask questions to an expert group of panelists from the City, Peel Region Public Health, Trillium Health Partners, Peel Regional Police and Peel Regional Paramedic Services. City Councillors and senior staff will also be available.
Panelists will include:
Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga
Paul Mitcham, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, City of Mississauga
Tim Beckett, Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management, City of Mississauga
Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel Public Health
Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners
Nancy Polsinelli, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel
Chief Nish Duraiappah, Peel Regional Police
Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services
Residents who wish to participate in the session can do so in the following three ways:
Pre-register: residents who wish to participate in the session are encouraged to register their telephone number in advance at the following link: mississauga.ca/townhall
Join by telephone: a random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate. If you don’t wish to participate, simply hang up. If you don’t receive a call and would like to participate, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911 followed by the # key.
City of Mississauga Tele Town Hall to update the community on COVID-19 recovery.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
7 to 8:30 p.m.
To learn about the City of Mississauga’s measured and phased approach to reopening, join the fourth Tele Town Hall meeting on June 9 at 7 p.m. Visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter for all updates.
On June 1, 2020, MiWay is realigning existing service to meet the evolving travel needs of customers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Service adjustments include:
1. The reallocation of selected trips to busier routes in order to accommodate returning customers as the reopening phases begin. As physical distancing guidelines have restricted seating capacity on buses, MiWay is working to meet the evolving travel patterns of customers.
2. On Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1, buses will operate on a holiday schedule and service will be cancelled on the following four routes:
Plan your trip on miway.ca or call 905-615-4636 for customer service. Please limit travel to essential trips only to help flatten the curve. MiWay remains an essential service to get you to the grocery store, to the pharmacy, to work or to the doctor. The Government of Ontario now recommends those travelling on public transit to wear a non-medical mask or face covering. Customers are reminded to keep their distance while travelling and wash their hands after every trip.