Free Tour of Brand New Outdoor Space Coming to Mississauga

 

If you love the outdoors and want to make the best of what’s left of summer, you might be happy to hear that you can enjoy a complimentary tour of a brand new outdoor space in Mississauga.

The City of Mississauga recently announced that this weekend, residents can participate in a free guided nature walk on the new Shelby Park nature trail.

Nature-minded residents who go on the tour can learn more about how to monitor trees, ongoing stewardship and how to preserve and protect the city’s urban forest.

The city says the new Shelby Park nature trail was designed to encourage people to use the area as a neighbourhood hub for recreation and nature enjoyment.

The guided walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 10:00 a.m. (rain or shine).  

The two-hour walk will wrap up at noon.

Those interested in taking the walk can meet the group at the Rathburn Road East park entrance.

The park is located at 4220 Shelby Cres.

Natural areas like the one at Shelby Park include:

  • air quality improvements
  • flood and erosion prevention
  • food and shelter for wildlife
  • water quality improvements
  • shade
  • beauty and greenspaces
  • physical and mental health benefits

The city says the Shelby Park nature trail has been in development for more than 10 years.

Many of the trees within the park were cut down because of disease, and restoration efforts have been ongoing.  

The city says it will continue to hold stewardship and restoration activities at Shelby Park. Volunteer activities include invasive species removal, trail work and tree monitoring.

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