Events Calendar

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Talltree Park in London, ON, Canada

    Talltree Park Aftercare

    Aftercare eventsKeeping the forest in the Forest City takes more than just planting trees alone! Caring for trees during their first few years is essential to the success of a naturalization project. That's why we go back to our planting sites from June to September to help ensure their survival.

    Being an Aftercare Assistant Volunteer:

    Our Tree Specialists will help you to identify the weeds that need to be removed around the trees, as well as identifying which grasses need to be covered in mulch around the trees so that they can retain moisture.

    No experience, training or volunteer registration is required to attend an aftercare event. We'll teach you everything you need to know at the beginning of the event.

    Click here for a detailed description of the Tree Aftercare Assistant role.

    Here are some tips to help you have a great volunteer experience:

    • Be prompt – we’ll teach you everything at the beginning of the event.
    • Wear sturdy shoes  no sandals or flip-flops please.
    • Wear clothing appropriate to the weather – we care for the trees rain or shine! Long pants are recommended! Don’t forget sunscreen.
    • Bring water – we’ll have a jug to refill your reusable bottle.
    • Volunteer hours – Secondary students can earn volunteer hours at our events. Don’t forget your forms!
    • Getting there – Consider walking, cycling, carpooling, or taking the bus to our events.
    • Some of our locations are tricky to find. Please look at our maps and watch for posted white signs directing you to the planting locations.
    • Cancellations – We do cancel aftercare due to inclement weather (eg. heat or thunderstorm warnings), so please check day-of on Facebook and our website if you are unsure.

    Questions? Contact Victoria at aftercare@reforestlondon.ca 

     

    Upcoming Aftercare Events:

      Date Time Location
      Tuesday June 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Marr Drain
    601 Exeter Road

      UPDATED:
    Thursday June 20, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Fox Hollow Ravine North
    787 Fanshawe Park Road W

      Tuesday June 25, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Fairmont Park
    42 Algonquin Crescent

      Wednesday June 26, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Carroll Park
    270 Ellerslie Road

      Saturday June 29, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Cantebury Park
    99 Prince of Wales Gate

      Wednesday July 3, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Kains Woods SWM
    1451 Oxford Street W

      Thursday July 4, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Paul Haggis Park
    2875 Bateman Trail

      Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Huntington Park
    63 Meadowridge Road

      Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Somerset Woods
    635 Boler Road

      Wednesday July 10, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Marr Drain
    601 Exeter Road

      Tuesday July 16, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Talltree Park
    298 Exmouth Circle

      Wednesday July 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Sovereign Woods
    670 Sovereign Road

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  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 06:15 PM

    Friends of Kilally Eco-Tuesday Evening Hike

    Hosted by: TVTA and Friends of Kilally Meadows ESA

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    Arrive: 6:15 pm Start: 6:30 pm
    Open hike - 1.5 to 2 hours
    Approximately 4 to 8 km
    Moderate pace

    Moderate terrain North bank
    Flat terrain South bank, paved trail

    This is a weekly event. We hike or wheel along the fully accessible paved Thames Valley Parkway Trail along the Thames/Antler River. Meet at the Kilally access point at Windermere and Adelaide beside the parking lot near the ball diamonds.

    Hike while learning (and sharing your knowledge) about our amazing local natural area species and how to protect them. Enjoy a fun hike in the forest by the river while helping the environment! A small part of each hike may involve some invasive plant removal or other environmental activity such as milkweed seed distribution. It feels great to give back. Food may be available occasionally and some hikes will be guided by amazing ecologists and botanists!

    NOTE: For invasive plant removal ~ long sleeves and pants are recommended, gloves will be provided

    View the event on the Meetup Site to RSVP or contact the organizers. 

     

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  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Urban Roots London in London, ON, Canada

    Urban Roots London Weekly Volunteer Sessions

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    This season we will be hosting two volunteer sessions each week! These sessions are family-friendly and open to all ages and abilities. Don't have a green thumb? That's okay! Our drop-in volunteer times are about working together, building community, and learning from each other.

    Stop by 21 Norlan Ave (Highbury Ave and Hamilton Rd) and join the Urban Roots London team!

    Wednesday evenings from 6PM-sundown
    Sunday mornings from 10AM-1PM

    Volunteer sessions happen rain or shine! ☀️(barring any extreme weather).

    We can't wait to see you there!

    View the event page on Facebook here.

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  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Sovereign Woods in London, ON, Canada

    Sovereign Woods Aftercare

    Aftercare eventsKeeping the forest in the Forest City takes more than just planting trees alone! Caring for trees during their first few years is essential to the success of a naturalization project. That's why we go back to our planting sites from June to September to help ensure their survival.

    Being an Aftercare Assistant Volunteer:

    Our Tree Specialists will help you to identify the weeds that need to be removed around the trees, as well as identifying which grasses need to be covered in mulch around the trees so that they can retain moisture.

    No experience, training or volunteer registration is required to attend an aftercare event. We'll teach you everything you need to know at the beginning of the event.

    Click here for a detailed description of the Tree Aftercare Assistant role.

    Here are some tips to help you have a great volunteer experience:

    • Be prompt – we’ll teach you everything at the beginning of the event.
    • Wear sturdy shoes  no sandals or flip-flops please.
    • Wear clothing appropriate to the weather – we care for the trees rain or shine! Long pants are recommended! Don’t forget sunscreen.
    • Bring water – we’ll have a jug to refill your reusable bottle.
    • Volunteer hours – Secondary students can earn volunteer hours at our events. Don’t forget your forms!
    • Getting there – Consider walking, cycling, carpooling, or taking the bus to our events.
    • Some of our locations are tricky to find. Please look at our maps and watch for posted white signs directing you to the planting locations.
    • Cancellations – We do cancel aftercare due to inclement weather (eg. heat or thunderstorm warnings), so please check day-of on Facebook and our website if you are unsure.

    Questions? Contact Victoria at aftercare@reforestlondon.ca 

     

    Upcoming Aftercare Events:

      Date Time Location
      Tuesday June 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Marr Drain
    601 Exeter Road

      UPDATED:
    Thursday June 20, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Fox Hollow Ravine North
    787 Fanshawe Park Road W

      Tuesday June 25, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Fairmont Park
    42 Algonquin Crescent

      Wednesday June 26, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Carroll Park
    270 Ellerslie Road

      Saturday June 29, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Cantebury Park
    99 Prince of Wales Gate

      Wednesday July 3, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Kains Woods SWM
    1451 Oxford Street W

      Thursday July 4, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Paul Haggis Park
    2875 Bateman Trail

      Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Huntington Park
    63 Meadowridge Road

      Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Somerset Woods
    635 Boler Road

      Wednesday July 10, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Marr Drain
    601 Exeter Road

      Tuesday July 16, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Talltree Park
    298 Exmouth Circle

      Wednesday July 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Sovereign Woods
    670 Sovereign Road

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  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Shelly's Tap and Grill in London, ON, Canada

    July LEVA Meeting

    Hosted by: London Electric Vehicle Association

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    Join LEVA for their monthly meeting, all are welcome. Have an electric vehicle or just want to learn more about it? This event is for you!

    London Electric Vehicle Association is a group of people dedicated to promoting electric vehicles and their supporting infrastructure. 

    View the event here.

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  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    London Environmental Book Club

    Let's start a conversation and have a lively discussion about the state of the climate. Bring your ideas and your creativity. Everyone is welcome. No registration required.

    July's book: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Colbert

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  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Kains Woods in London, ON, Canada

    Forest Hike: Enchanted Walk in the Woods

    Forest Hike Series with ReForest London

    During Summer 2017, ReForest London welcomed many people to celebrate Ontario Forests with our Forest Hike Series for Ontario and Canada's 150th Birthday! Our hikes were held in the Forest City, throughout the months of May to July, many taking place in Environmentally Significant Areas. 

    During summer 2018 we continued to offer hikes to the public, for Londoners keen on learning more about the natural areas London has. 

    This year, we are continuing to offer hikes for nature-loving Londoners! This year's Forest Hike Series dates are listed below. These hikes will be led in several of London's many ESAs as well as Harris Park to provide those with accessibility needs the opportunity to participate as well!

    Did You Know?

    In the City of London, 21 natural areas are currently designated as “Environmentally Significant Areas” or ESAs. These areas exist within both agricultural and urban settings and include wetlands, forests and meadows as well as river corridors and valleylands and significant wildlife habitat. 

    Special thanks to MEC and the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund for funding our summer hike series!

    Photo Credit: Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

    2019 Hike Series Dates

    Date Time Location Hike Theme Hike Leader
    Sunday July 7, 2019 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Meadowlily Woods
    34 Meadowlily Road S
    Forests as Habitat Victoria
    Tuesday July 9, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Killaly Meadows
    868 Windermere Road
    Invasive Species Susan
    Saturday July 13, 2019 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Westminster Ponds
    944 Western Counties Road
    Beginner Tree ID Susan & Heather
    Monday July 15, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Harris Park
    531 Ridout Street N
    Native Species & Local History Victoria
    Thursday July 18, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Kains Woods
    1888 Riverbend Road

    Enchanted Walk in the Woods Heather
    Monday July 22, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Killaly Meadows
    868 Windermere Road
    Invasive Species Heather
    Wednesday July 31, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Westminster Ponds
    944 Western Counties Road
    Ecosystem Diversity Susan
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  • Friday, July 19, 2019 at 03:00 PM

    Fridays for Future

    Hosted by Council of Canadians, London, Ontario, Fossil Free London, Extinction Rebellion Ontario, and Lisa Birtch Carriere Green Party. See the full event information here.

    Our strike has grown! We are striking in front of London City Hall and outside the MP office every Friday from 3-5.


    Student climate strikes are gaining attention and momentum worldwide. Come see what all the fuss is about.

    In solidarity with and inspired by Greta Thunberg, we have decided to spend whatever portion of our Fridays that we can at our local MP's offices striking for Climate.

    In her words, “Even if there is no hope we have to do something. Not having hope is not an excuse for not doing anything. Of course we need hope but the one thing we need more than hope is action because once we start to act hope is everywhere.”

    Don't worry if you don't have any signs -we have some & will make more - we just need people there!

    As Greta says in her call to action;

    "Whoever you are, wherever you are, we need you now to stand outside your parliament or local government office to let them know that we demand climate action.

    Addressing world leaders as the climate conference kicked off, Thunberg said, "We have not come here to beg the world leaders to care for our future. They have ignored us in the past and they will ignore us again. We have come here to let them know that change is coming whether they like it or not. The people will rise to the challenge."


    If you don't know what I'm talking about - here is a link to her call to action
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/12/12/whoever-you-are-wherever-you-are-we-need-you-15-year-old-greta-thunberg-calls-global

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  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Dan Pulham Field in London, ON, Canada

    Nature's Fare: Edible Plants Tour

    Hosted by: Canadian Freshwater Alliance

    The native flora and fauna along the Thames River have sustained local inhabitants since time immemorial. You will be surprised at the variety different edible plants growing all around us. Join us as we learn about the basics of identifying edible plants along the Thames River. This plant tour will be led by Andrew Judge, professor and coordinator of Indigenous studies at Conestoga College, and Katherine Puzara from Growing Chefs! Andrew will focus on plant identification, how we can respect the natural ecosystem of the Thames River, and the cultural and historic contexts of these plant species. Katherine will focus on the many different culinary ways that these plants can be used in, share some great recipe ideas you can try, and even bring a homemade snack for us to sample.

    This is a beginner event, so if you are already an expert, share this event with your friends! Please note: participants must be 10 years of age or older, and participants under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. 

    Registration cost is $6.65. Due to limited space on this trip, all wishing to participate must register in advance.

     

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  • Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Urban Roots London in London, ON, Canada

    Urban Roots London Weekly Volunteer Sessions

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    This season we will be hosting two volunteer sessions each week! These sessions are family-friendly and open to all ages and abilities. Don't have a green thumb? That's okay! Our drop-in volunteer times are about working together, building community, and learning from each other.

    Stop by 21 Norlan Ave (Highbury Ave and Hamilton Rd) and join the Urban Roots London team!

    Wednesday evenings from 6PM-sundown
    Sunday mornings from 10AM-1PM

    Volunteer sessions happen rain or shine! ☀️(barring any extreme weather).

    We can't wait to see you there!

    View the event page on Facebook here.

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