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  • "Imagine my surprise on moving to Toronto to find that the city not only contains a giant ravine system—our equivalent to the canals of Venice—but that the rivers running through it also contain fish; quite a lot of them."

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  • "Truth be told, I really like riding my bike. I like it so much that I have spent nearly a cumulative year of my life on cycling holidays, and in the first week of May I had the pleasure of adding one more feather to my cycling cap."

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Toronto Environmental Alliance

TEA.pngGrowing the Greenbelt in Toronto
$200,000 (2 years)

TEA supports local efforts to grow the Greenbelt along Toronto's major urban river valleys, including the Humber and Don Rivers. This will ensure these watershed lands are permanently protected and connect millions of urban residents directly to the Greenbelt.  The project further celebrates the Greenbelt's 10th anniversary by engaging the public in activities that support the Greenbelt (buying local food, taking a hike) and sharing their stories with others online.  

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Sierra Club Foundation

Sierra_Club.pngBuilding Towards 2015
$185,000 (2 years)

Sierra Club supports local efforts by Peel Region municipalities to grow the Greenbelt along their urban river valleys. Extending the Greenbelt into the urban reaches of the Credit River and Etobicoke Creek will ensure these watershed lands are permanently protected and connect another million people directly to the Greenbelt.  

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Living City Foundation

Oak_Ridges_Moraine.pngConservation Authorities Moraine Coalition Report Card on Moraine and Greenbelt Lands
$150,000 (18 months)

The Oak Ridges Moraine protects the headwaters of 65 rivers that flow north and south of the Greenbelt and provide clean sources of drinking water and healthy corridors to allow the movement of plants, animals, and fish. A report card will publish scientific information about the health of the Moraine and adjacent Greenbelt watersheds and identify priority actions needed to make improvements.  

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Environmental Defence

Photograph by Nigel FinneyOntario Greenbelt Alliance Creating a Lasting Legacy
$350,000 (2 years)
Photo Credit: Conservation Halton/NFinney

As the Greenbelt celebrates its first decade, its biggest champion, the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance, is connecting with residents to explore and reinforce the Greenbelt's role in sustaining a healthy future for the region.

 

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Credit Valley Conservation

JimBradley-39_1_.jpgCounty Stewardship Network
$30,000 (1 Year)

The project launches a Countryside Stewardship Network along the Credit River. An online tool, the Network will engage private landowners to share stewardship experiences, celebrate accomplishments and generally strengthen a stewardship ethic within the watershed and environmental outcomes, particularly around protecting wetlands.

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ONTARIO’S GREENBELT CONNECTS HEALTHY FORESTS & HEALTHY KIDS

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 June 5, 2013 

ONTARIO’S GREENBELT CONNECTS HEALTHY FORESTS & HEALTHY KIDS

New Interpretive Sign Teaches Next Generation the Benefits of Forest and Greenbelt Protection

 A new interpretive sign is being installed today at the Ganaraska Forest. The sign, created by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, in partnership with the Ganaraska Forest Centre, highlights the contributions and environmental impacts of the Ganaraska Forest, part of Ontario’s Greenbelt.

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The Ganaraska: A Forest Reborn

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The Ganaraska: A Forest Reborn

Today is June 5th, 2013 and it is World Environment Day.

We are strolling amongst thick boughs of pine and cedar, enjoying the vast and scenic landscape that is the Ganaraska forest. Southern Ontario’s largest forest is truly an impressive sight to behold.

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FOOD AND TRAVEL TELEVISION SHOW FEATURES ONTARIO’S GOLDEN HORSESHOE

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June 3, 2013

FOOD AND TRAVEL TELEVISION SHOW FEATURES ONTARIO’S GOLDEN HORSESHOE

Attn: Local, Agricultural, Food, Education, Community News and Assignment Desks Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Cluster Stars in Special “Discover Canada” Trilogy of ‘Off The Beaten Palate’, Premieres June 6th.

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THIS WEEKEND, BE A TRAIL GRAZER

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May 28, 2013

THIS WEEKEND, BE A TRAIL GRAZER

New Beamsville Bench Vineyard Trail opens at Graze the Bench in Beamsville this Saturday

Beamsville (May 28, 2013) - The host wineries of the annual Graze the Bench festival are suggesting that guests opt for their trail shoes this weekend. The group of seven wineries has created a new trail that will enable visitors to walk the event route through the scenic vineyards that produce their award-winning wines. Adjacent to the dramatic rock faces of the Niagara Escarpment, this section of the Beamsville Bench is a jewel in Wine Country with its rolling vineyards, naturalized areas and beautiful vistas of orchards leading to Lake Ontario. And now, visitors can experience it in a new way. 

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Neil Young with Crazy Horse to Headline 2013 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic

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Neil Young with Crazy Horse to Headline 2013 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic

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