EcoPark

Clearview EcoPark


When completed the EcoPark will be a public green area where people of all ages can learn about the interactions that maintain and link living beings to the environment. In partnership with Stayner Collegiate Institute the space will provide access for students to have hands-on experiences when learning about Science, Green Industries, Art, and the Environment. Through features that include interpretive signs, accessible trails, a bird blind to view some of the over 200 different species of birds that migrate through and live in Clearview Township, residents and visitors will be able to attend and learn about the rich biodiversity that Clearview and the surrounding areas have to offer.

The park will benefit the community in many ways that include:
  • Healthy & active living through walking trails & the open experience with nature
  • Education through an outdoor learning space where students, residents, and visitors can learn about and view nature first hand
  • Eco-Tourism through a strong focus on bird watching
Where is the Clearview EcoPark located?
Physical Address: 300 Mowat Street North, Stayner, L0M 1S
Map of EcoPark location


What's happening at the Clearview EcoPark?


Clearview EcoPark Map
  • Throughout the winter semester of 2014-2015 Staff and Students at Stayner Collegiate Institute worked hard to build kiosks that would be used for interpretive signage at the park as well as some habitat structures for birds and ducks.
  • In the spring of 2015 staff and students were on site and planted over 1000 native plant and tree specimens to enrich the site for birds and wildlife. A Forest Ecology Study was then conducted on site highlighting exactly how the park space has great potential for the school, the community, and the public to enjoy lifelong learning.
  • By October 2015 it is intended that an interpretive trail system will be underway and upon completion it will be accessible for all ages and abilities. For this project we will be adopting and following guidelines outlined in the Accessibility Design Guidelines for York Regional Forest Trails. For more information about these guidelines view the document in the link below: http://www.york.ca/wps/wcm/connect/yorkpublic/e3f0c19e-974d-4720-8071-2b8ee854e410/nov+20+buchanan.pdf?MOD=AJPERES
  • On September 12th and 13th of 2015, the Nature League of Collingwood will be hosting the Green and Healthy Living Festival, which will feature 40 Georgian Triangle vendors, a silent auction, children’s activities, a fashion show, speakers, refreshments and entertainment. Admission is free and there will be a silent auction to support the park.  Do not forget your e-waste as Habitat for Humanity will be onsite with their electronic recycling truck.

Link to page on EcoPark BirdsLink to EcoPark Trees
Link to EcoPark Reptiles and AmphibiansLink to EcoPark Pollinator Garden
EcoPark Brochure: Click here to view


EcoPark Images

EcoPark   EcoPark Students Working
 


Birds in water at EcoPark   Birds flying at EcoPark



Stayner Collegiate Students working on EcoPark Project