"An example of a project that received funding in the first year of this program is the Ritchie Parkette. With a $25,000 grant, The Rotary Club of Toronto, the Friends of Ritchie Parkette and the Toronto Department of Parks, Forestry & Recreation will rehabilitate the parkette’s natural environment, introduce wildlife education and programming."
All details here: Ontario Trillium Foundation
More details were available on the Friends of Ritchie Parkette Blog:
It was announced yesterday that the W. Garfield Weston Foundation will support improvements to Ritchie Parkette with a $25,000 grant provided through the Weston Family Parks Challenge.
The Rotary Club of Toronto, the Friends of Ritchie Parkette and the Toronto Department of Parks, Forestry & Recreation will use the grant to rehabilitate the parkette’s natural environment, introduce wildlife education and programming.
We are approved for the following:
- Native species will be planted at the front of the park and some interpretive signage that identifies the plants and describes healthy natural habitats.
- A chalk board wildlife and bird sighting display and some signage about birds in the area will be erected with links for posting bird, insect and mammal sightings to this blog.
This means sandcastles, rivers through sand tunnels and water for the ice rink in the winter.
- Access to a water tap for all seasons.
Thanks to all involved for their time in helping us win this generous grant.
All images from Friends of Ritchie Parkette Blog (Owl visited their park in November 2012!)
Other Urban Bird Posts:
- Urban Bobolink in Ottawa (2012)
- The Pigeon Paradox (2012)
- Urban Chimney Swift Towers (2011)
- Purple Martin Nesting (2011)
- Roosting Crows in Ottawa (2011)