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.


To inquire about the following events, please contact the Friends of Second Marsh office, or email Wioletta Walancik at wwalancik@secondmarsh.ca or Karen Arbour at karbour@secondmarsh.ca. Scroll down for more current events!

Saturday April 27th, 2019 8:00am - Spring Migration Event - GM Tower Viewing and Hike

Park in south west corner of west parking lot of General Motors Headquarters at 1908 Colonel Sam Drive. There is a trail that starts here. Head west until you come to a "T" and turn right to the lookout. We will be at the tower for viewing from 8:00am to 9:00am. After that we will take a hike down to the south end of the marsh to see what we can see. Dogs are not permitted at this event with the exception of service dogs. For more information please contact Wioletta or Karen at the emails above or call 905-723-5047.

Saturday April 27th, 2019 10:00am to 12:00pm - Garbage Clean Up - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Join Friends of Second Marsh Staff for a spring garbage clean up. To find out all the details email Wioletta at wwalancik@secondmarsh.ca or call 905-723-5047.

Saturday May 11, 2019 -Invasive Species Removal - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Help Friends of Second Marsh Staff to remove invasive species. To find out all the details email Wioletta at wwalancik@secondmarsh.ca or call 905-723-5047.

Saturday May 25th, 2019 10:00am to 3:00pm - 6th Annual Feathered Friends Festival - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Friends of Second Marsh in partnership with General Motors of Canada will be hosting a Feathered Friends Festival at General Motors of Canada head-quarters overlooking the McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve and Second Marsh Wildlife Area in Oshawa.
This free family oriented event is a festival celebrating the return of migratory birds. The theme of the event is birds and all aspects related to birds (feeding, viewing, landscaping, etc.). We hope to have our visitors connect with birds in a fun and meaningful way by providing hands on experiences through bird presentations, crafts, hikes and other activities. Butterflies, bats and bees have also been added to this event. Dogs are not permitted at the festival with the exception of service dogs.


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