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Volunteers needed for upcoming information tables
Saturday December 9, 2017: YIMBY (Yes in My Back Yard) Festival at Metro Hall, Toronto ON
Saturday January 13, 2018: Toronto Master Gardeners Technical Update at Toronto Botanical Garden
Saturday January 27 and Sunday January 28, 2018: Guelph Organic Conference at Guelph ON

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Save Ontario's Seed
On August 23, 2017 the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry announced the closure of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant. Since 1923, this unique facility and its staff have provided expertise and best practises to ensure high quality source-identified seed is translated into successful planting projects that preseve Ontario's biodiversity, protect our water, air and soils, and support jobs in the nursery, forestry and wood manufacturing sectors. For more info and to download a letter to send to the Ontario government, see the Forest Gene Conservation Association website. Online petition can be found here. 

Our recent Financial
Financial Statement 2016


The 2017-2018 Seedex is now online. We are still accepting seed donations, so please check back for updates. Info about seed collection is here.  Your seed donation can be mailed to NANPS Seedex, Box 69070, St Clair PO, Toronto ON, M4T 3A1.

Fall Issue of The Blazing Star

The newsletter has been mailed/emailed last week of November. If you didn't receive your copy please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We try our best to get it right every time, but occasionally we have had errors due to misreading the info on the membership forms.

Past event- Bioblitz 

Awesome and educational! Those are the words to describe the BioBlitz in Caledon on June 10 & 11th. Thank you Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC), Richard Aaron, and to all who participated in the Blitz at the Simmons Nature Reserve. Many flora and fauna species were seen and recorded (exact numbers still have to be tallied). It was hot, sticky, and the mosquitoes were eating us alive, but people were still interested in learning about the wildlife in the reserve. Some of the flora observed included Ninebark, Mountain Maple, Eastern White Cedar, Alternate-leaved dogwood, Red and White trilliums, Wild and Woodland strawberry. Some of the fauna observed included American toad, Wood frog, Red-backed salamander, and Eastern garter snake.

People in field

Richard Aaron, explaining Goldenrod galls to Bioblitz participants. Photo by: Adam Mohamed

Group of people identifying tree species

Bioblitz participants learn to use an ID key to identify tree species. Photo by: Adam Mohamed