Connecting the Community
We connect the community to Junction Creek by fostering relationships, enhancing the Junction Creek Waterway Park trail, and empowering long-term stewardship.
Our programs develop an increased appreciation for Junction Creek, offering opportunities to explore the outdoors and learn about the natural assets within our urban watershed. We hold a number of great community activities including our yearly Junction Creek Festival & Trout Release, community walks along Junction Creek, and signature events like our Junction Creek Amazing Race fundraiser.
By working together, we create positive change for the health and prosperity of our watershed and community.
Connect the Creek Partnership
Connect the Creek is a partnership formed in 2010 with the City of Greater Sudbury, Rainbow Routes Association, and the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee to complete the Junction Creek Waterway Park Trail along the creek.
Annual Junction Creek Festival and Trout Release
The Junction Creek Festival and Trout Release is an annual tradition for many families during the second Saturday in May. The free public event attracts close to 400 people of all ages to Twin Forks Park, where games, live turtles, and educational resources engage the community in creek stewardship and conservation.
We organize events along the Junction Creek Waterway Park trail to encourage the community to explore and connect with nature. The guided hikes are led by local experts in collaboration with various organizations in the community, offering stories about native wildlife and the history of Junction Creek’s restoration.
Stream and Water Awareness Project
This project promotes better practices to reduce pollutants from entering the creek in stormwater runoff. Local students and volunteers participate in Trout Unlimited Canada’s Yellow Fish Road™ program to help raise awareness throughout communities in Greater Sudbury.