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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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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

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$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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SUPPORT FOR NEW GREENBELT CYCLING ROUTE

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May 28, 2013

SUPPORT FOR NEW GREENBELT CYCLING ROUTE 

The Waterfront Regeneration Trust (WRT) and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation have partnered to create a new 600 kilometer recreational cycling route through six Greenbelt regions, spanning from Northumberland to Niagara.

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CONNECTING THE GREENBELT THROUGH CYCLING

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May 28, 2013

CONNECTING THE GREENBELT THROUGH CYCLING

New Route Will Increase Tourism and Recreation and Support Local Economy

The Waterfront Regeneration Trust (WRT) and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation have partnered to create a 600 kilometer recreational cycling route through six Greenbelt regions, spanning West from Northumberland, through the Greater Golden Horseshoe and ending in Niagara. 

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Cycling 101: Gearing up for the 2013 Ontario Bike Summit

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Spring is finally upon us and it brings us warm weather that’s perfect for picnics, farmers’ markets and cycling. And with the 2013 Ontario Bike Summit coming up I’m becoming more and more interested in purchasing a bike and trying out one of the many cycling routes traipsing through Ontario’s greenbelt.

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