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132nd Toronto Scouts
Leaside Presbyterian Church 
670 Eglinton Ave. East
Toronto, Ontario

www.132nd.com/setonwoods

Congradulation on 2 successful Tree Planting Events this year, May and Oct 2018

 This year the Scouts worked closely with Kiwanis Key Clubs (about Venturer age)


#KiwanisOneDay. On Saturday, Oct 27th, In Taylor Creek Park, East York – At a Tree Planting & 20th year of this stewardship project - 25 Kiwanis Key Clubbers from 4 Key Clubs in the Toronto area: A Y Jackson Secondary School, Don Mills Collegiate, Harbord Collegiate, York Memorial Collegiate, plus supporters from Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, University of Toronto took part!

 

The Team planted Eastern Red cedars, Grey Dogwood shrubs and “Pale” sunflowers plants, mulched over 100 previously planted trees & shrubs and helped lay out downed wooden debris for wild life habitats to increase the carbon content of the soil. We called the debris ghost trees -Boo!. We also spread seeds from local wildflowers plants and reused our pizza boxes (lunch) to mulch and smother the invasive Dog Strangling Vine weed. How cool is that!

  

Much appreciation for planners, workers & financial support from Boston Consulting “Green Team”, the 132nd Scouts, TD Bank “Friends of the Environment, the Kiwanis Club of East York and our long-time arborist, Steve Smith of Urban Forest Associates. -  What a great Kiwanis One Day Project! And oh; thanks to the Weather Gods who parted the clouds for a perfect half day fall work project!

 Don't Forget  the video

http://www.youtube.com/user/ottery2

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Spring 2018 Tree Planting Event -

  • Up the hill from The Taylor Creek parking lot
  • May 12th 2018 -10 am to 3pm -
  • Scouts and Kiwanis Key Club Event
We will once again attend to our  "Urban Forest Stewardship Project"
  • A project we have called Seton Woods since it started in 1999
  • Steve Smith (our tree arborist) has planned the following for this year:

"We’ll continue planting our barrier of trees and shrubs along the DVP fence this year, and will start to work on getting the centre of the site ready for more wildflower plantings over the rest of the season.  Special attention to be paid to wildflower patch cleared last year

We can also take care of trees planted before, and do extra mulching, digging invasive shrubs and other related conservation work."

You are Invited! - Bring your friends and family
This project is in its 18th year. 

Some past participants have put together a Videos about the project on youtube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/ottery2


Sponsorship and Volunteers:

  1. Toronto Dominion Bank - Friends of the Environment Fund (FEF)
    • We are grateful to the FEF for supporting and sponsoring this project over the years.
  2. The 132nd Scout Group and it'smembers
    • The Project was orginally started by the 132nd Scouts who have a long history of raising funds for it.

Volunteer Teams from:

  1. Kiwanis Key Clubs of Toronto Area
    • (Service Clubs in High Schools)
  2. The 132nd and 44th Toronto Scout Groups
  3. Boston Consulting Group - Green Team
  4. AND YOU!
     
 

May 12th 10 am to 3 pm - We need your help

We welcome families & all community-minded participants.

 

Brief History:

The Stewardship One Project was started as a World Conservation project for the Tiger Patrol who were on a quest to achieve their Chief Scout's Award back in 1999. This was achieved and they were very successfully in the first year.
The intent of the Stewardship One Project built on many discussions that had come up at our group committee and among the scout leaders.  

These discussions voiced the concern that prior similar projects were too narrow in focus and were often frustrating to the participants in terms of really solving a long-term problem.

 

 Mission and General Plan To Foster, Plan and Maintain a natural urban forest/vegetation environment area within easy reach of the 132nd Scouts and Cubs. This is so that they will be able to participate in and obverse over an extended period of time the value of properly maintained forest vegetation environment.

Sponsorship Announcement

We would like to thank the Toronto Dominion Bank and its generous support of this event through the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation over years, http://www.td.com/fef/. This year we welcome the Boston Consulting Group Green Team into our sponsorship team.

2017 Fall Tree Planting Day
Selected Images

2017 Spring Forest Meadow Prep Day
Selected Images
 

2009-2010 Planting Day
Selected Images
   

2003 Planting Day
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you’re invited: Come Help  

At the "Seton Woods" Tree Planting Site – in Taylor Creek Park  ***

(Weather Permitting)

 

Located at the west of Taylor Creek Park,
Up the hill from the parking lot.

Turn east off Don Mills Rd. Just north of the Don Valley Parkway underpass. Follow the road around under the bridge and into the parking lot.

 A little History of the Seton Woods Stewardship Project

In 1999, The Tiger Patrol @ the 132nd Scouts, laid out several issues that they wanted to address in the project. 
 These leaders presented the idea of a "Seton Wood". The simple idea was that the scouts, as they moved through the sections, would more deeply appreciate their efforts if they could see a greater degree of success over an extended period of time.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ottery2

 

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