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Discover Your Creek Day Highlights

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Discover Your Creek Day at Lion’s Valley Park on September 26th was a great success, thanks to sunny skies, a great volunteer team, wonderful activity leaders and enthusiastic visitors!

Thanks goes especially to:

  • Town of Oakville, Parks and Open Space Department
  • Andrea from Conservation Halton
  • Heather from Halton Green Screens
  • Tiffany and Bernie from Fairy DogMother Adventures
  • Patricia from STREETdog ARTstudio
  • Cathy from Oakville Horticultural Society
  • Wonderful volunteers for this event: Odessa, Jack, Geoff & Anwar
  • Community supporters: Oakville Blueprinting, Oakville Jiu Jiu Seniors Association

Oakvillegreen also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Oakville Environmental Fund at the Oakville Community Foundation, a registered charitable public foundation serving the Oakville Community (

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Sharing some facts about Oakville’s creeks.
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Oakville Jiu Jiu Seniors Association helped with tree planting.
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Tree planting to enhance the buffer along Sixteen Mile Creek.
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Tree planting to enhance the buffer along Sixteen Mile Creek.
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Patricia from STREETdog ARTstudio instructing painting workshop.
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Sixteen Mile Creek inspiration and Artist’s work.
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Andrea from Conservation Halton at Creek Critter Catch
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Enjoying Sixteeen Mile Creek Critter Catch
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Showcasing some of Sixteen Mile Creek’s biodiversity
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300 trees and shrubs planted and mulched.
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Odessa sharing information on how you can Discover Your Creek.
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2015-09-26 at 11-36-26 Heather from Halton Green Screens explained her Waste Reduction Challenge & how to make seed bombs.



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Cathy from Oakville Horticultural Society sharing invasive plant knowledge.
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Fairy DogMother Adventurists before their hike!

Discover Your Creek!

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Join us for a day of FREE family fun at Lion’s Valley Park!

We have exciting activities to help you discover your creek, including a guided hike, a kid’s watercolor workshop, a community tree planting, dogVenture training, a creek critter & crayfish catch and more activities for all ages.

Event Description Presenter Time
Watercolour workshop for kids (ages 6-13) Discover your creek by painting it! (Registration required, materials provided.)REGISTER HERE. Street Dog Art Studio  9:30am-11am
Tree Planting (all ages) Help us beautify your town and enhance nature where we live. Oakvillegreen 10am-12pm
DogVenture training A fun training session for dogs Fairy DogMother Adventures 10am-11am
Seed bomb making and nature crafts (all ages) Learn how to make your own seed bombs to help native plants to grow Halton Green Screens 10am-12pm
Creek Critter Catch! (all ages) Jump in and get wet learning about what lives in your creeks and their importance. (Bring your own nets) Conservation Halton 11am-12pm
Invasive Species Hike Join us for a 45min hike and learn to identify some of our most common and troublesome invasive species. Oakville Horticultural Society 12pm-1pm
*All activities will take place at Lion’s Valley Park in Oakville, Ontario September 26th, 2015

Exploring your Creeks!

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There are few things that I enjoy more than spending time exploring the outdoors with my kids. These are some of the few remaining places where children can still have unstructured play and free exploration, while building a strong sense of belonging and respect for nature. Few places can teach us so much about correlations and interactions in nature as creeks do, because you can experience forest and aquatic ecosystems in the same spot.




You do not need a lot to have a great day, some of our favorite activities are:

-Catching anIMG_1072d releasing aquatic animals (you only need a net and a container to hold your critters while you check them out)

-Craft boat race (use recyclables to create a boat and let it race down the creek)IMG_9343

-Floating down the river in inner tubes or boards

-Building sand castles or rock structures

-Enjoying a picnic by the water




You can find more outdoor activities for kids on the Nature Conservancy Nature Rocks website. Click here.

As Oakville residents, we are very lucky to have patches of urban forest, natural areas and creeks within walking distance from every home. Take advantage of these opportunities and get out and explore with your family and friends. You can find a complete list of trails via the Town of Oakville. Click here to visit their website.

Here are some areas that we really enjoy and are accessible for everyone:  Sixteen Mile Creek, access via Lions Valley Park, and for Bronte Creek, visit River View Park or Petro Canada Park.


~ Beatriz (OCA Tree and Education Program Coordinator)