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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Friends of Second Marsh

Do love being outdoors in nature? Join Friends of Second Marsh for our Winter Walk in Celebration of World Wetlands Day. This winter walk will provide students an opportunity to visit and learn about a local wetland, a hidden in the City of Oshawa, the Second Marsh. The Marsh and the area around it, McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve (MBWR), have a very interesting history. The Marsh itself was saved from being developed into a harbour/port. The Marsh is now protected. It is a Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) and an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI). The MBWR many years go use to be the Beaton Dairy Farm and it was restored by General Motors of Canada into a natural area with trails for public access. These significant ecological areas provide important wildlife habitat and many opportunities for outdoor exploration. 

Program Details


Business and IT



Durham Region / Oshawa


Time and Duration




Free to participate with additional costs for transportation.



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