The Greenbelt protects about 535,000 acres of lakes, wetlands, river valleys and forests, providing protected habitat for wildlife and endangered species.
Ecojustice is Canada’s leading non-profit organization of lawyers and scientists, with a dedication to the environment and conservation, and a mandate to assess the effectiveness of the Greenbelt Plan with respect to provincial groundwater and wetlands conservation.
This planning grant is an extraordinary example of the partnerships forming to implement effective change throughout the Greenbelt. Ecojustice scopes the potential for a comprehensive assessment of the implementation of the Greenbelt Plan in relation to wetland protection by reviewing selected case studies, transitional developments, and plans in action. This prepares the group to identify issues and geographic areas where implementation needs improvement, or where the Greenbelt Plan may need refinement.