Fall will be filled with events and youth programs with the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee, as part of their ongoing efforts to improve the health of Junction Creek and connected communities.
TD Tree Days Event, October 14
The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee is hosting a TD Tree Days event in the Flour Mill on Saturday October 14, looking for volunteers to help plant 100 native trees and shrubs. TD Tree Days is a flagship volunteer program of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation is one of over 100 happening across North America as part of the 13th annual TD Tree Days. The event will take place between 1 and 4 p.m. at Parc Claude Charbonneau Park (formerly Percy Park), 600 Percy Avenue. Event details and registration can be found here.
Community Creek Cleanup Event, October 21
On Sunday, Oct. 21, you can take part in a public clean-up event along a section of Junction Creek by the Real Canadian Superstore to help remove litter along the shoreline. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided along with refreshments. The clean up will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine. Meet in the east parking lot of the Real Canadian Superstore (1485 Lasalle Boulevard). You can find a map here. To register for the event, click here.
WILD Outside Program
The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee (JCSC) is partnering with the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) to integrate their Empowering Youth for Junction Creek program with CWF's Wild Outside program in Sudbury. The Free program is specifically designed to inspire youth aged 15 to 18 to explore and discover the natural world around them. Participants will get the opportunity to get outside to connect with nature while they fulfill conservation and community service projects, partake in fun outdoor recreational activities, and meet other young people in their area.
To learn more or register, click here. and hit the big red button that reads "Join Today.”
Junction Creek Youth Council 2023-24
The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee is also embarking on the second iteration of their Youth Council for the 2023/24 school year. The Junction Creek Youth Council will be composed of 10 high school students from Greater Sudbury who are committed to the environmental health of Junction Creek and the greater community. Working together to develop and implement strategies to engage students, the youth council will meet virtually each month, beginning September 28, to contribute ideas and discuss topics of concern, while building and developing their knowledge on environmental stewardship. Championing projects and volunteerism, the council will educate, encourage and mobilize Sudbury’s youth to restore and maintain the local environment for future generations.
You can learn more about the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee by visiting their website, found here.