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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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Grape Growers of Ontario

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$10,000 - February 5, 2013

The grant will support the annual Celebrity Luncheon as part of the kick-off to the 2013 Niagara Wine Festival.  This event is a celebration of locally grown Greenbelt food, and 100% Ontario wine.

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Guest Blog: Anah Shabbar, Greenbelt Arts

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Photo by: Barsin Aghajan. Anah in an alleyway installation called Spark by Kristia Peterson at In the Soil 2012. 

Anah Shabbar has lived in Ontario's Greenbelt her entire life, and through her interests in music, visual production and event planning, found herself working in the arts and culture field.

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Major Grant Brings Community Together to Protect the Bruce Peninsula

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Major Grant Brings Community Together to Protect the Bruce Peninsula

 

(Tobermory, ON) -- The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association (BPBA) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an $87,000 grant by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. The grant will be used to coordinate a community led Conservation and Stewardship Plan for the Bruce that strengthens natural connections between existing protected spaces and creates sustainable strategies for development and active use of the landscape.

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Here We Grow Again: Seeking an Accountant / Senior Bookkeeper

Position: Accountant / Senior Bookkeeper

Type: Part-time position

Organization: Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation (www.greenbelt.ca)

Location: Toronto, Ontario (Downtown)

 

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has a part-time Accountant / Senior Bookkeeper position available in the operations team. Required number of hours will vary depending on experience, but the estimated range is 16 to 24 hours per week, ideally spread over four weekdays.

We invite applications, including hourly rate expectations, from qualified candidates by 10:00 am on January 25th, 2013.

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Ontario Government Announces Expansion of Greenbelt

January 10, 2013 

MOMENTOUS LANDMARK REACHED

Ontario Government Announces Expansion of Greenbelt

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation applauds Premier Dalton McGuinty on his announcement on expanding Ontario’s Greenbelt. 

 

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The Greenbelt Fund to Host Symposium on Developing a Regional Food System

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With funding from the J.W. McConnell Foundation, George Cedric Metcalf Foundation and Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the Greenbelt Fund is embarking on a pilot project that will look at ways to integrate regional food hubs with mainstream foodservice distribution to develop a Regional Food System.

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Ecospark

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$10,000 - January 4, 2013
This is a capacity grant to help Ecospark develop strategic and organizational goals for the Oak Ridges Moraine, as part of their new five-year strategic plan. The project will ensure Ecospark maximizes their reach, impact and leadership on the Oak Ridges Moraine and the Greenbelt.
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ENHANCING ONTARIO’S MOST VITAL FEATURE

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For Immediate Release

December 21st, 2012 

ENHANCING ONTARIO’S MOST VITAL FEATURE

Greenbelt Continues to Provide Fresh Air, Clean Water, Healthy Local Food

A new round of grants from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation are continuing to support the protection and preservation of one of the province’s most vital natural features.

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Happy Holidays from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation!

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Seasons Greentings from our team to yours, we wish you a happy holidays and a great New Year!

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Credit Valley Conservation

peter-orphanos-memorial.jpgPeter Orphanos Memorial
$5,000 - December 21, 2012

This funding recognizes the contributions by the late Peter Orphanos to the Greenbelt and the Credit Valley. A memorial tree and plaque unveiling on April 21st commemorates Peter’s legacy.  A community tree planting event follows.

 

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