Phyllis Rawlinson Park


Phyllis Rawlinson Park is Richmond Hill’s largest Oak Ridges Moraine park. The land was donated to Richmond Hill by Phyllis Rawlinson, a long-time resident of the Town.

Special Features That The Park Includes :

  • A community garden
  • An off-leash dog area
  • Celebration Forest
  • Robert Holland Interpretive Centre
  • George Forster House

Robert Holland Interpretive Centre :

Robert Holland Interpretive Centre is a place where exploring outdoors and participating in environmental activities are available, which is inside Phyllis Rawlinson Park. The programs the centre runs are :

  • Environmental Studies
  • Native Studies
  • Pioneer Life
  • Tree Planting
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Habitat Construction
  • Interpretive Hikes

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Conservation Council




Our Vision

Conservation Council of New Brunswick believes the future of all life depends on bringing human activity in balance with ecological limits.

Our Mission

Conservation Council of New Brunswick is a non-profit organization that creates awareness of environmental problems and advances practical solutions through research, education and interventions.

Our History

The idea for a provincial environmental organization for New Brunswick was first proposed in January 1969 at the annual meeting of the New Brunswick Institute of Agrology by soil scientist Kenneth Langmaid. With a $50 grant from the institute, Ken joined with a group of other scientists, writers, and journalists to found the Conservation Council of New Brunswick on October 18, 1969. Kenneth Langmaid served as our first president. The original provisional directors included Robert Strang, Gerald Shaw, and Austin Squires.

In 1979, the Conservation Council hired its first Executive Director, Dana Silk. Dana was succeeded by Janice Harvey in 1983. In 1985, David Coon joined Janice to serve as Policy Director. By 1990, the organization had grown such that it was organizing its work into programs, beginning with its Marine Conservation Program. Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Health Programs were added in the mid-1990?s. These were followed by the establishment of Forest Conservation, Climate Action, Health Watch Programs, and most recently, Buy Local NB, Freshwater Protection, and Learning Outside.

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Wildlife Preservation Canada

WPC deals with taking care of endangered animals, making sure that their DNA stays alive wpc_newlogowhile maintaining their habitats and using various scientific techniques in order to do so.

They base their plan on “Urgency of Need” and implement many different ways of helping animals such as conservation breeding and introduction so as to not to accidentally domestic or cause any more issues when trying to repopulate a species.

They have succeeded in bring back low population animals (from numbers as low as 6) all the way to hundreds.

They often hold events and will post them regularly on their site. Donations are available to be given if you so chose to do so as they are a not-for-profit organization any help is appreciated.

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Nature Conservancy Canada

Nature Conservancy Canada is a group dedicated to preserving the beauty of nature in canada and has helped protect more than 2.8 million acres across the country.

They work all over the country and deal with many different types of habitats and work with the government and follow thorough processes in order to ensure a speedy and effective manner when it comes to trying to help conserve important areas in Canada.

They do other various activites that include research and helping aid cleanup in certain damaged and of interest areas.

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Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Program

The Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas is a project that is held by Ontario Nature that tracks trends of reptiles and amphibians living across the province over time. The goal of Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Program is to increase the Citizen_Science_Goes_Mobile_Poster_tncollective knowledge of Reptiles and Amphibians. They also seek for volunteers who have deep understanding of reptile and amphibian species for their projects and researches.

Ways To Get Involved :

  • Book a presentation or organize a local survey event in your area.
  • Inquire about potential partnership opportunities including amalgamating existing databases.
  • Join our atlas mailing list to receive conservation and species news.
  • Attend an atlas event or workshop.


Oak Ridges Moraine is an environment that exist as a habitat for various types of reptiles and amphibians such as turtles, lizards snakes and etc., and 0 For more information about Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas program, visit the website below.

Species Living In Oak Ridges Moraine

In Oak Ridges Moraine, there are many different species living around the area along with the beautiful environment. Some of the special species living around Oak Ridges Moraine are:

ormlt-meadowlark         Meadowlark  is known by its penetrating whistle that sounds like ‘spring is here’. Meadowlark populations are under threat, but luckily, there still are populations of Meadowlarks found around Oak Ridges Moraine.

ormlt-whitetaildeer             White-Tailed Deer is another type of species living around Oak Ridges Moraine. Their tendency of favoring open habitat and the ‘low browse’ allow them to have their habitat around Oak Ridges Moraine.

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About the Canadian Wildlife Federation

11852.jpgThe Canadian Wildlife Federation’s mission is to conserve and inspire the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all.

The Canadian Wildlife Federation conducts its activities through a cooperative approach – working with people, corporations, non-government organizations, and governments to inspire collaboration in achieving wildlife conservation. We will use the best available science-based information to develop our policies, programs and communications. CWF prides itself in being accountable and transparent in fulfilling our mission.

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