Common Burdock Removal at Tommy Thompson Park

October 7, 2021 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
1 Leslie St
Toronto, ON M4M 3M2
Hillary Morris

Get outside and volunteer with TRCA!

Learn about songbird migration, the importance of Tommy Thompson Park as a migratory stopover location, and threats songbirds face along their journey, including Common Burdock – an invasive plant with Velcro-like burs that can trap small birds.

Together we will trim, and bag Common Burdock burs found on Peninsula A in an effort to mitigate this threat at the park.

Additional event details

  • Registration is required for this event, as walk-ins will not be accepted. Registration includes sharing your contact information for contact tracing purposes, signing a waiver and completing a self-assessment for COVID-19. Each individual must fill out a waiver separately (including those under the age of 18).
  • What to wear: Closed-toed shoes, face mask, hat and sunscreen.
  • What to bring: Rain protection, sun protection, filled water bottle and snacks. Equipment will be available.
  • Please note that washrooms are NOT available on site.
  • Peninsula A is located at the south end of Tommy Thompson Park and is an approximate 5 km walk from the park entrance. Limited street parking is available as signed on Leslie Street. Please be prepared for outdoor work.
  • Students in attendance can receive volunteer hours for participation. Volunteer letters will be emailed following the event.
  • Cancellation policy: The event will run rain or shine, but will be cancelled if there is a greater than 70% chance of thunderstorm or other hazardous weather. Registrants will be emailed by 7 a.m. on the morning of the event if there is a cancellation.