COVID-19 Update
Parking lots, and the public washrooms adjacent to the Visual Arts Mississauga office, are open. Our offices are closed. In-person programming is suspended. Please visit only with the people you live with, continue to practice physical distancing while you're at Riverwood, and stay home if you are sick. Thank you for your cooperation as we work to keep our community safe and healthy.

UPCOMING EVENTS

28 Jan 2021 @ 01:00

Webinar – Winter Wildlife

Winter can be a stressful time for wildlife. But creatures big and small have adapted to the colder months with a variety of survival strategies. Wildlife author and photographer, Dave ...
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29 Jan 2021 @ 02:00

Webinar – Food, Climate, and You

Learn how you can make a difference in combatting climate change through the foods you eat and reducing food waste, and get to know local organizations in Mississauga that promote ...
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09 Feb 2021 @ 07:00

Webinar – A Visit to the Galapagos Islands

Whether you’ve already visited the enchanted Galapagos Islands or have always wanted to, in this talk we’ll look at why these islands are so interesting and so important for so ...
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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

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Wildflowers planted by our corporate and community group volunteers throughout 2019

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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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