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Mill Pond Splash celebrates 15 years of raising awareness about local environmental stewardship activities

May 31, 2013

Media Advisory


May 29, 2013

 For the past 15 years, the Mill Pond Splash Eco-Festival has been raising awareness about and celebrating the Don River, which flows from Vaughan and Richmond Hill down to the Toronto harbourfront and into Lake Ontario. Hosted by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the Town of Richmond Hill, the Don Watershed Regeneration Council, and the Richmond Hill Naturalists, Mill Pond Splash is a fun family event where attendees will learn about the natural heritage of the Don River and how to get involved in local environmental stewardship activities. There will be more than 20 environmental organizations and community groups providing opportunities for community members to get involved in local stewardship projects

“Mill Pond Splash a fun event where our community gets to learn about what each of us can do to help protect and support our natural environment,” said Mayor of Richmond Hill, Dave Barrow. “I hope everyone will come out and join us to celebrate the 15th anniversary of this great event!”

Mill Pond Splash will be Bullfrog Powered and is sponsored by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Heathwood Homes, and the Town of Richmond Hill, with additional in-kind support provided by Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Starbucks, Tim Horton's, The Living City Foundation, Cosmo Music, and York Region.

Fun activities include: a horse-drawn carriage, electrofishing demonstration, tree plantings, bird box building, native mammals, reptiles, and birds of prey. Visitors will learn about eco-friendly gardening tips and make wildflower seed balls for their gardens. In addition, participants can go on a guided nature walk with the Richmond Hill Naturalists.


WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 2013; 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.








Mill Pond Splash 2013 Event Schedule

Stage Shows


12:15 – 1:15

Muskoka Wildlife

1:15 – 2:30

Envirodrum and Opening Ceremony

2:30 – 3:30

Sciensational Sssnakes!!

3:30 – 4:15

Live Band



Other activities


12:00 - 2:00

Eco-Art Workshop

1:30 - 3:30


3:30 - 4:15

Nature Walk

All day

Bird Box Building

All day

Toad Abode Decorating

All day

Tree Planting

All day

Face Painting


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 the Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, east lot


WHO: Mayor Dave Barrow, Reza Moridi MPP, Councillor Lynn Foster, Adele Freeman, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, will be in attendance


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





Rowena Calpito

Toronto and Region Conservation

Tel: 416-661-6600 Ext. 5632



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Elizabeth Oakley
Tel: 416-661-6600 ext 5856

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