Along with working with its partners in wetland preservation and restoration, Friends has established itself as a leader in environmental education and stewardship. Education is a critical component for restoring and maintaining wetlands and other natural areas.  Friends is proud to be able to develop and deliver valuable programs and activities that have an educational focus. Thousands of community volunteers have participated in Friends environmental projects and have taken part in Friends' special events, such as Winter Walks and Purple Loosestrife Pulling Day. This is in addition to over 4,000 people who participate in our programs annually.


Saturday April 21 , 2018 –Little Gull Viewing Sun Rise to 9:30am

Join us at the GM viewing tower for a chance to see Little Gulls. Bring your binoculars and dress for the weather. Limited coffee and snacks available.

Saturday April 21, 2018 –Garbage Clean Up 9:30am to 12:00pm VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Give Friends of Second Marsh staff a hand in removing garbage built up over the winter. Let us know if you'd like to be involved by sending Wioletta an email at wwalancik@secondmarsh.ca. She will send out directions and what you need to bring for the day of. Please leave dogs at home for this event.

Saturday in May 2018 Date to be Announced–Invasive Plant Species Removal VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDED!

Saturday June 2, 2018 –Feathered Friends Festival 10am to 3pm VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Friends of Second Marsh in partnership with General Motors of Canada will be hosting the 5th annual Feathered Friends Festival at General Motors of Canada headquarters overlooking the McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve and Second Marsh Wildlife Area in Oshawa.
This event is a festival celebrating the return of migratory birds with a live bird show, hikes, crafts and activities. There will be no cost to attend this event. Event will run rain or shine. Please leave your dogs at home for this event.

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