COVID-19 Update
Parking lots at Riverwood are open. Buildings on the property remain closed, including washroom facilities. All events and volunteer activities are cancelled until further notice. Please continue to practice physical distancing if you visit Riverwood, and stay home if you are sick. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

UPCOMING EVENTS

12 Aug 2020 @ 03:00

Facebook Live – Get into Citizen Science

Collaboration between professional scientists and citizens from around the world is a novel way of gathering information about our natural and using it to advance research. Our Community Program Coordinator, ...
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26 Aug 2020 @ 01:00

Facebook Live – Riverwood’s Little Creatures

Riverwood is home to a variety of smaller mammals that visitors can sometimes overlook in their search for deer, coyotes, and birds. Some of these little creatures have vanished, some ...
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27 Aug 2020 @ 03:00

Webinar – Working Up Your Photos

Learn about the tools and techniques you should consider using to make your picture as brilliant as it can be. Wildlife photographer, Dave Taylor, will reveal his workflow from camera ...
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GIVING BACK BY GOING GREEN

Volunteering with The Riverwood Conservancy comes in many forms – gardening, wildlife monitoring, education, forestry, marketing, event planning, committee participation – but they all feed into one purpose: to create a community that lives in harmony with nature.

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Total Number of Volunteers who supported The Riverwood Conservancy throughout 2019

2280

Wildflowers planted by our corporate and community group volunteers throughout 2019

27700

Total Volunteer Hours Contributed to our nature-based initiatives throughout 2019

NATURE-BASED EDUCATION

A CLASSROOM 420 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING

Students from kindergarten to grade eight take part in research and conservation activities outdoors and inside our field station, with a focus on wildlife, plant life, and geological features.

DEVELOPING FUTURE ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS

Secondary students go outdoors to learn about local habitats, conduct field research, gain leadership skills, and form foundations for careers in science and environmental conservation.

GREENSPACE MEETS ACCESSIBILITY

A hands-on learning environment that’s fully-accessible and innovatively designed for children, youth, and adults who live with physical, cognitive, and/or mental health challenges.

TRAILS & MAPS

Riverwood is one of the most ecologically diverse communities in the Credit Valley watershed, and home to a variety of wildlife and plant life. Explore woodlands, meadows, ravines, wetlands, and creeks with our network of trails.

Find your way around Riverwood
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Species of resident and migratory birds you could spot at Riverwood

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Acres of natural space to explore through a network of four trails

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Different types of plant and animal species call Riverwood home

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