This weekend, residents are invited to enjoy a free guided nature walk on the new Shelby Park nature trail. Residents can learn more about how to monitor trees, ongoing stewardship and how to preserve and protect our city’s urban forest. The new Shelby Park nature trail encourages people to use the area as a neighbourhood hub for recreation and nature enjoyment.

What: Free guided nature walk on new nature trail

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon (rain or shine)

Where: (meeting location is at Rathburn Road East park entrance)

Shelby Park
4220 Shelby Cres.

The Shelby Park nature trail has been in development for more than 10 years. Many of the trees within the park were cut down because of disease. The City, its local partners and volunteers have been working diligently to restore the natural area since then.

The City of Mississauga will continue to hold stewardship and restoration activities at Shelby Park. Volunteer activities include invasive species removal, trail work and tree monitoring. To volunteer at Shelby Park, call 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 from outside Mississauga city limits.

To learn more about what the City is doing to help conserve and protect our trees and nature visits, visit onemilliontrees.ca

BACKGROUND:

Natural areas like the one at Shelby Park include:

  • air quality improvements
  • flood and erosion prevention
  • food and shelter for wildlife
  • water quality improvements
  • shade
  • beauty and greenspaces
  • physical and mental health benefits