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Take Action for the Natural Environment

Imagine a park with your group's name on it. It's easy; all you have to do is Adopt a Park and commit to keeping it clean.

Be a Good Neighbour with Nature
To live near a natural area is a privilege and a joy, but with this privilege comes responsibility. This TRCA fact sheet explains the activities that you can do, and should not do, to protect the land's ecological integrity.

men participating in a salmon releaseGrow Me Instead
The Grow Me Instead guide identifies common garden plants that may invade natural areas, thereby reducing native biodiversity and changing environmental conditions. It also provides a list of non-invasive alternatives for each of these plants. 

Volunteer for the Environment
Many organizations need a hand completing their environmental projects. Check out the list of opportunities available within Durham Region.

Get involved with the local conservation authority
TRCA offer volunteer stewardship and training opportunities.

50 Million Trees Program
Planting trees is a practical way to help the environment. Apply for a subsidy to help offset the cost.

Pickering's Eco Kids

Activities about the Natural Environment

Andy Camper
This website has an almost endless array of awesome videos, pictures and activities that will show you just how much fun you can have in your own backyard.

EcoKids Earth Day Canada heron on the lake
Want to do something to help our planet? Get busy with these exciting hands-on activities and fun, ready-to-go projects that help your community and the environment.

Grow-A-Tree Program
Tell your teacher about this program. Your whole class, even your whole school, can get involved. It's fun to plant trees, it's good for us since trees release oxygen for us to breathe, and it's good for the environment too!

Tree Canada
The Tree Canada website has lots of information about trees, including an interactive exploration of Canadian trees and a description of each provincial and territorial tree.

Hinterland Who's Who 
This website gives you in-depth descriptions of wildlife, discussions on issues, actions that you can take to help wildlife.

Hinterland Who's Who Tube 
YouTube features educational videos on everything from biodiversity and pollination to living with urban wildlife.

Pickering's Eco Kids Free Colouring Sheets