Riverwood Conservation Crews

Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way for your business, organization, or community group to give back? Look no further! When you book a group volunteering activity with The Riverwood Conservancy, you'll help make Mississauga greener, and make a positive impact on the wider environment.

As a Riverwood Conservation Crew, your team will support the preservation of Riverwood by actively participating in conservation activities: planting native wildflowers, removing invasive species, or maintaining our trail network. Your work will help protect 150 acres of natural space in the heart of Canada’s sixth largest city, ensuring healthy habitats for wildlife throughout this urban sanctuary.

Your Conservation Crew experience includes:

  • A guided, outdoor natural areas stewardship event, specifically prepared for your team;
  • Safety training for all tools and activities;
  • Access to all required tools for your event, including shovels, gloves, and other safety equipment;
  • A team photo to display in your office so you can celebrate your community impact.

Half-Day Conservation Crew Shifts

For groups of 19 participants or less: $750 minimum donation

For groups of 20-30 participants: $1,000 minimum donation

For groups of 31 participants or more: $1,250 minimum donation

Full-Day Conservation Crew Shifts

For groups of 19 participants or less: $1,500 minimum donation

For groups of 20-30 participants: $2,000 minimum donation

For groups of 31 participants or more: $2,500 minimum donation

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Riverwood?

You can find us at 4300 Riverwood Park Lane in Mississauga. We're a short drive away from Square One, and just west of the Erindale GO Station. [Map]

When do Conservation Crew activities happen?

Conservation Crew events run from May through October. Half-day events typically run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We'll work with you to find a time that works best for your team's needs.

I thought we were volunteering. Why is there a minimum donation?

The Riverwood Conservancy is a registered charity, and we rely on contributions from the community to support our conservation activities and environmental education programs. Your donation helps cover the costs of our conservation program – including plant materials, supplies and equipment, and conservation staff. We're confident that you'll feel great about your investment in Riverwood!

Are all conservation activities outside?

Yes. To keep our 150 acres of meadows, ponds, and forest healthy, we'll need you and your team outside. We think you'll enjoy Riverwood more that way too!

But what if it's raining when it’s time for our shift?

Our Conservation Crew program runs rain or shine!  If it is raining, please come equipped with weather-appropriate clothing.

We do occasionally cancel/reschedule conservation activities if there are safety concerns (e.g. thunderstorms, high winds, flooding). In this case, we'll work with you to reschedule your shift.

Are there washrooms on site?

You bet! Sometimes nature calls when you're working in nature, so public washrooms are maintained and available on site.

Is there a maximum number of participants?

We'll work with you to best accommodate your group whatever size it may be, but groups of over 50 participants may come at additional cost.

Should my team bring plastic water bottles?

At The Riverwood Conservancy, we work hard to live sustainably, and protect the environment that we call home. Please bring reusable water bottles, and limit single-use plastics and waste wherever possible. Thanks for doing your part!

What if our group needs to cancel?

A cancellation fee of 25% of the minimum donation is in effect if your group cancels less than two weeks (10 business days) before your scheduled shift.

Book Your Conservation Crew

Ready to bring your group out to Riverwood to help keep our ecosystems healthy? Get in touch with our Program Director, Derek Stone.

Make a Conservation Crew Donation or Payment

If you've completed your Conservation Crew experience, thank you! Your group's volunteer efforts have supported the preservation of this unique and beautiful space. Your Conservation Crew donation or payment will help The Riverwood Conservancy go even further in our work to protect wildlife habitat, restore natural areas, and make it possible for our community to safely connect with nature.

Donation or Payment by Credit Card

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Donation or Payment by Cheque

Please make your cheque payable to “The Riverwood Conservancy” and mail it to:

The Riverwood Conservancy
4300 Riverwood Park Lane
Mississauga ON L5C 2S7

Donation or Payment by Another Method

We can accept payment through e-transfer, direct deposit, wire transfer, Benevity, and other formats. Please contact accounting@theriverwoodconservany.org to request the appropriate payment details.