Don Valley Urban Forest Clean Up Project

The Don Valley Urban Forest Clean Up project is a collaborative effort led by the University of Toronto Varsity Mountain Bike Team and involves partners such at the City of Toronto, Thorncliffe Park Woman’s Association, numerous land/property owners and academic departments at U of T. Six students from the Urban Studies program will be given an experiential learning opportunity to meet with stakeholders and research ways to address urban parkland pollution.

Urban Studies students also attended a seminar February 5th at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority on “Plastic and Other Waste in Our Watershed” with Dr. Chelsea Rochman, a world-renowned U of T researcher on plastics in our environment, who is also supporting the Don Valley clean up project.

Project led by David Wright, Varsity Blues Mountain Biking Head Coach