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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.


Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood welcomes art and nature lovers to its 28th annual Art in the Park on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Art in the Park will feature over 45 artist vendors, arts activities, live entertainment and food in the beauty of Riverwood Park. Artists and artisans will show and sell their original works including paintings, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, clothing and more! Art in the Park provides an incredible opportunity for the general public to purchase one-of-a-kind items directly from artists and artisans. Art in the Park will run from 10 am until 4 pm at Riverwood located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane in Mississauga.

“I am so excited for this year’s Art in the Park event,” explains VAM Executive Director Annis Karpenko. “We have a stellar roster of painters, jewellery makers, potters, photographers, fibre artists, metal and wood workers from the Peel Region and beyond! Come be inspired, hear beautiful music, have some food and wander around the magnificent MacEwan Terrace Garden. We look forward to welcoming you to Art in the Park 2018!”

Art in the Park will feature live musical performances sponsored by Lorne Park Dental Associates. Join VAM for performances by Clark Schlesinger at 10:30 am, LatinTrain at 12:45 pm and Zaynab Wilson at 2:30 pm.

NEW ACTIVITY! VAM is pleased to offer a free Art-Making Activity sponsored by Meridian at this year’s event. This activity will be guided by VAM’s professional Artist Instructors. Bring your old t-shirts and learn to create artistic prints on recyclable materials.

VAM is also pleased to showcase the talents of emerging youth artist Ashly Batista at the Youth Art Installation sponsored by TD Bank. This program creates a platform for contemporary youth artists to share their work with the community in the historical MacEwan House. All are welcome to explore this interactive installation and meet the artist.