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Stream Garbage Clean up and Himalayan Balsam Removal – Taylor Creek
Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:00am - 12:00pm

Date: Saturday – June 15th

Time: 9am - 12pm

Location: Princess Louise Falls, St. Joseph Blvd. (

Taylor Creek was one of the streams we monitored last year and we found a lot of garbage and Himalayan balsam along the shores (photo below is our staff, Joey, holding Himalayan balsam). This stream is divided at this reach by St Joseph Blvd, we will be meeting at 9am at the Princess Lousie Falls and we will be splitting up into two steams, one upstream and one downstream of St. Joseph Blvd to collect garbage and remove any balsam spotted along shores.

Parking: There is road side parking on Taylor Creek Drive

Meeting location: Meeting will be upstream of St. Joseph Blvd at the Princess Lousie Falls

What to wear: Dress for the weather! Wear waterproof boots, long socks (if you want to borrow chest waders), long pants and a hat

What to bring: Feel free to bring your own gloves if you have a favorite but we will provide them; please bring your own water bottle

What we will provide: We will have drinking water to replenish empty bottles, some snacks, chest waders (for those who reserve them send me your shoe size with your RSVP), garbage bags and gloves

Please RSVP at: 





Location Princess Louise Falls, St. Joseph Blvd.
Contact City Stream Watch

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504



Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario