About Our Stewardship Program

High Park Stewards planting, 2013. Photo: Sharon Lovett
High Park Stewards planting, 2013. Photo: Sharon Lovett

For those of us who care about the environment and the survival of creatures of all kinds, finding a way to actually do something to help them survive, enhances our own lives and will be a legacy to be proud of. Volunteer Stewards have been working with the City of Toronto since 1996, to protect and restore the remaining natural areas of High Park including large areas of Savannah with Black Oak trees and related flora and fauna. During the spring, summer and fall we plant, collect seeds, and remove invasive species from restoration sites. 

There are many galleries to visit on this site on plants and wildlife as well as information on invasive species and native plant gardening. Our Blog has many items of interest as well and a 2021 Year in Review.

Spring 2022 COVID regulations  mean that  stewardship opportunities are still limited. Registration on the city's new volunteer platform for sessions is required. See Details. We urge you to also join Other Groups and use the On Demand Learning Recordings.

To be added our email list to receive our Newsletters and to volunteer please fill out this Form.

Our 20th Anniversary

In 2017 the High Park Stewards program celebrated it's 20th anniversary.

Tania Aggart with 20th Anniversary Cake. Photo: Sharon Lovett

High Park Stewards 20th Anniversary, 2017. Infographic: Magali Rotoullie
High Park Stewards 20th Anniversary, 2017. Infographic: Magali Rotoullie

What's New?

Ecology

History

Birds

Mammals

Herps

Fish

Insects

Trees + Shrubs

Wildflowers

Grasses

Wetland Plants

Invasive Plants

Research

Restoration

Volunteer

Maps