The Humber Watershed, covering 911 square kilometers, is the largest watershed in the Toronto region. In 1999, the Humber River was officially designated a Canadian Heritage River. The river flows through a variety of different terrains- some largely urbanized, some agricultural, and some forested. Many different plant, animal, and fungi species make the Humber their home alongside us, and we can’t wait to learn more about them.
We believe that by connecting people with the natural world, we foster in them a lifelong appreciation for its benefits and a desire to contribute to its protection. But, the positive results don’t stop there. The Ontario BioBlitz also inspires people to become more physically active while they learn about local wildlife and habitats by providing a healthy alternative to sedentary, indoor activity.
On May 24 and May 25, 2014, survey teams of specialists will identify or collect as many different species as possible in the Humber Watershed within a 24-hour period.
Registration is free and closes Tuesday May 13th 5pm. Register today.