Humber River Valley Outreach Project

City of Vaughan successfully engaged its community in enhancing the local Humber River valley with an open house and the planting of a pollinator garden at Doctors McLean Park.

Feb 06, 2020   •   Natural Systems, Grant

Doctors Mclean Urban River Valley Outreach
Corporation of the City of Vaughan

$11,092 (over 4 months)
Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Grant Approved: June 24, 2019

Supported by the Greenbelt Foundation, City of Vaughan’s 'Doctors Mclean Park - Urban River Valley Outreach Project' successfully broadened public awareness of the City’s trail enhancement efforts, including its Great Walks Program; an initiative that encourages local residents to explore the City’s ravine and trail systems. As part of the project, City of Vaughan, in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, designed and planted two native-plant pollinator gardens at Doctors Mclean Park; an ecologically-significant greenspace within the Greenbelt-protected Humber River valley. Additionally, City of Vaughan hosted an outdoor open-house at the park where they educated the public on the ecological and social significance of the river valley. Permanent educational signage is to be printed and installed at the pollinator garden in 2020, further spreading awareness about this important part of the Greenbelt.

City of Vaughan successfully engaged its community in enhancing the local Humber River valley with an open house and the planting of a pollinator garden at Doctors McLean Park.