On May 28th, our Rotary Club-sponsored project at Osprey Marsh was completed, marked by a Tree Planting and Opening Ceremonies.

View a slideshow of the tree planting!


Over the past two years, the Lisgar Residents' Association, the Mississauga-Meadowvale Rotary Club, and the City of Mississauga, supported by a $74,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation / la Fondation Trillium de l'Ontario have made environmental enhancements to the Storm Water management facility now known as Osprey Marsh.

The Rotary Club of Mississauga-Meadowvale contributed $50,000 to complete the path around the marsh, which is located near Ninth Line and Britannia Road. This contribution celebrates Rotary's 100 year anniversary of community service.

In May, installation of 10 park benches and 5 interpretative signs were completed. The signs outline the history of the area, identify of the varied flora and fauna and natural habitat and give an explanation of the storm water management system which is part of the Sixteen Mile Creek river system.

For the last two years, the project has involved tree and wildflower planting by volunteers on the last Saturday in May.  Last year, over 3,000 trees and wildflowers were planted around the marsh by Lisgar residents, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Meadowvale and Mount Carmel students, Eden United Church and the Art of Living group. 

This year, 5,000 wildflowers were distributed to local public schools for planting at this year's event, which was held on Saturday, May 28th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The same volunteer groups assisted this year as well.

A formal ceremony at 11:00 a.m. included various dignitaries invited from the area, including Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito, MPP Bob Delaney, Rotary District 7080 Governor John Stairs, in addition to the Osprey Marsh Organizing Committee, consisting of Alan Munro, Suzanne Field, Geoffrey Smith, Marilyn Jennison, Paul Fletcher and City of Mississauga representatives.

The day's events were organized by the Lisgar Residents' Association (www.lisgar.com), as part of their annual tree planting festivities.