Grand River Conservation Foundation


The Wooly Pub is a proud sponsor of the Grand River Conservation Authority. The Grand River Conservation Authority manages water and other natural resources on behalf of 39 municipalities and close to one million residents including the Speed River Cleanup. 

Speed River Cleanup!

Each year, this fun, city-wide event coordinates 200 plus community volunteers in an effort to remove visible waste from the Speed River’s waters and shoreline. This special event champions the spirit of community environmental stewardship and links daily decisions and actions to the health of local waterways.

The Speed River Project grew out of OPIRG-Guelph’s Annual Speed River Cleanup. Its first phase occurred between 1988 and 1997 and involved large-scale naturalization initiatives, ecological monitoring, education and outreach, all supported by OPIRG-Guelph’s staff and volunteers.

We have raised $75,000 and counting

The goal of this newest phase of the Speed River Project is essentially the same: to provide meaningful opportunities for students and the broader community to engage in action-oriented projects intended to enhance the ecological health of the Speed and Eramosa Rivers.

Major portions of the funding for this fundraising phase of the project are provided through the amazing River Restoration Dinners held at the Wooly Pub, Borealis Grille & Miijidaa each summer. We have raised over $75,000 since 1994! For us it is all about a "By Neighbours, For Neighbours” philosophy.