Oakville’s urban river valleys, including the Sixteen Mile Creek, Bronte Creek and Fourteen Mile Creek Valley, are special places. Wherever you live in Oakville, you are never very far from stepping into nature to take a hike through valley forests, enjoy a creekside picnic or cycle along kilometers of valley trails. Living adjacent to these creeks means we all have a big role to play in caring for them! We think caring for nature and stewardship begins with discovery. This is why we are launching a new program aimed at getting people out into, learning about and helping to care for our urban river valleys and watersheds!
Oakvillegreen gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Oakville Environmental Fund (a fund held within the Oakville Community Foundation) for the Discover Your Creek program.
Excited? So are we! Stay tuned for these upcoming events and projects:
- A DISCOVER YOUR CREEK photography contest
- An online resource guide about our urban river valleys and their values and benefits
- On-the-ground Creek Stewardship volunteer opportunities where you can help care for your creek
- Oakville’s First ‘Discover Your Creek’ Crawl – an adventure-filled day of creek discovery activities!
We will be exploring the hidden treasures of Sixteen Mile Creek on a leisurely ‘Tour de Trees’ bike ride, in partnership with Cycle Oakville, along the trail system of Sixteen Mile Creek. The ride departs from Lion’s Valley Park parking lot on June 13th at 10:00 am and will returning to the same parking lot by 12 noon. (Lions Valley Park Road is off the south side of Dundas St. west of Neyagawa Blvd.). For more details see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440349962936935/. Everyone is welcome and the ride is suited to all ages and skill levels!
Also on June 27th from 8am to 2pm, you can #DISCOVERYOURCREEK at Oakville’s new Farmers’ Market at Centennial Square (Navy Street & Lakeshore). Children of all ages are encouraged to join us to learn about creek critters, help create creek-inspired art out of natural materials or shape their own clay creek creature. Stay tuned for updates on more Discover Your Creek events!