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York Region Residents Go Green for Richmond Hill Mill Pond Splash Eco-Festival

May 20, 2011

Media Advisory

May 20, 2011

The 13th Annual Richmond Hill Mill Pond Splash Don River Eco-Festival, a popular eco-festival hosted by the Toronto and Region Conservation, the Town of Richmond Hill, the Don Watershed Regeneration Council, and the Richmond Hill Naturalists, will be taking place on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Mill Pond Park from 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Mill Pond Splash is a lively, family oriented event showcasing environmental conservation and our natural heritage. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of children's activities, native wildlife shows, an invasive species removal, and live environmentally themed music by EnviroDrum. More than a thousand guests and 32 exhibitors are anticipated throughout the day at this year's event.

Drive up and do good! Ontario Electronic Stewardship will be on hand to collect your old, used, and unwanted electronic equipment. Help divert e-waste from our landfills by dropping off your electronics for recycling at Mill Pond Splash. For more information, please visit:

This year, the event is bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity. Bullfrog Power will inject carbon-free green power onto the Ontario electricity grid to match the amount of electricity used by this event.

Mill Pond Splash is generously sponsored by Walmart Evergreen, Enbridge, Bullfrog Power, Canadian Tire, CORA's Breakfast and Lunch, and Tim Horton's.


WHEN: Sunday, May 29, 2011; 12:00 p.m. -  4:30 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - EnviroDrum will perform on the main stage using all recycled products in a fun, high energy musical performance.


1:00 p.m. - Muskoka Wildlife Show and Official Ceremony with Master of Ceremonies Lynn Foster, Town of Richmond Hill Councillor, Ward 4, at 1 p.m.


1:45, 2:45 and 3:15 p.m.  - Live native wildlife shows by Creepy Crawlers Express, Wild Ontario, and Sciensational Sssnakes.


Throughout the event - Build a birdbox for your backyard; try your luck at a rubber duck race; lend a hand to protect Mill Pond's natural heritage by helping to remove Garlic Mustard from the area; and watch an electrofishing demonstration.


For a full list of activities please visit


WHERE: Mill Pond Park, Richmond Hill

  • At the intersection of Mill Street and Trench Street
  • West of Yonge Street, north of Major MacKenzie Drive West
  • Free Parking at York Central Hospital, east lot


With more than 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for the Living City - a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, for you today and for your children tomorrow. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at




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