Municipal Natural Assets Initiative Society

Municipal Natural Asset Initiative: Refining and Implementing Solutions in the Greenbelt Region
Municipal Natural Assets Initiative Society
$300,000 (over 3 years)
www.mnai.ca

Grant Stream: Resilient Greenbelt
Date Approved: March 20, 2018

The emerging practice of municipal natural asset management values ecosystem services (i.e. stormwater conveyance, water purification) and manages natural assets as part of a local government’s asset management and infrastructure program. The project offers training on stormwater management services for up to seven (7) local governments in the Greenbelt and favours municipal partnerships within individual watersheds. Managing nature to provide key services can reduce infrastructure costs and vulnerabilities (i.e. flooding) for municipalities and increase the protection and enhancement of natural systems in the Greenbelt and surrounding area.

 

 

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Green Thumbs Growing Kids

Sell What You Sow
Green Thumbs Growing Kids
$2,500 (over 3 months)
www.greenthumbsto.org

Grant Stream: Resilient Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

Young adults will partner with a Greenbelt farmer to explore and understanding food production.

 

 

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Credit Valley Conservation Foundation

Natural Assets Business Case
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation
$35,000 (over 18 months)
www.cvc.ca/cvc-foundation/

Grant Stream: Resilient Greenbelt
Date Approved: September 26, 2017

The Greenbelt and adjacent natural systems will be inventoried in Peel Region and the value of stormwater services assessed and integrated into the Region’s municipal asset management program and financial processes. Business cases will establish comparable economic costs and returns. The project will change Peel Region’s overall asset management strategy, encourage greater investment in the restoration of wetlands and other green infrastructure in the Credit River Valley watershed and prioritize natural asset restoration projects. Project partners include Peel Region and lower-tier municipal governments, TRCA and FCM.

 

 

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Ancient Forest Exploration & Research

Old-growth Forests of Ontario’s Greenbelt: A Guide to Hiking, Natural History and Conservation
Ancient Forest Exploration & Research
$26,000 (over 2 years)
www.ancientforest.org

Grant Stream: Resilient Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

A hiking guide helps Ontarians discover old-growth forests in the Greenbelt and learn about their ecological values and practical conservation information. The guide will increase citizen and stakeholder understanding of the ecological, economic and recreational value of protecting forests in the Greenbelt and engages residents in citizen science activities to protect and conserve these features.

 

 

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Waterfront Regeneration Trust

Greenbelt to Great Lakes--Connecting 3,000 km of Extraordinary Coastal and Countryside Cycling to Sustainability
Waterfront Regeneration Trust
$125,000 (over 2 years)
www.waterfronttrail.org

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

Accessibility to the 475km Greenbelt Cycle Route (a designated Ontario Trail of Distinction) is enhanced through the completion of three (3) new urban connector routes (mapped and signed) and GO Transit promotions. Promotion of a 1,000km loop with the Waterfront Trail increases the profile of Ontario as a cycling destination.

 

 

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Toronto and Region Conservation Area

Ajax river valley biodiversity - Greenbelt urban river valley connector program
Toronto and Region Conservation Area
$14,793 (over 5 months)
www.trca.ca

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

The vision for a 10km Riverwalk connecting the Towns of Erin and Hillsburgh will provide outdoor recreation infrastructure for local residents and support economic prosperity for businesses in the area. This project defines a trail route and design specifications for a portion of the Riverwalk in downtown Erin.

 

 

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Town of Erin

Erin Rotary River Trail Phase 2
Town of Erin
$30,000 (over 1 yr)
www.erin.ca

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: March 20, 2018

The vision for a 10km Riverwalk connecting the Towns of Erin and Hillsburgh will provide outdoor recreation infrastructure for local residents and support economic prosperity for businesses in the area. This project defines a trail route and design specifications for a portion of the Riverwalk in downtown Erin.

 

 

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The Shared Path Consultation Initiative

Indigenous-Municipal Engagement Program
The Shared Path Consultation Initiative
$210,260 (over 3 yrs)
www.sharedpath.ca

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

First Nations, Metis and Indigenous communities are partnering with land use professionals (CIP, OPPI, FCM) to develop a leading example of an Indigenous-Municipal engagement program that increases the extent to which Indigenous voices and rights are recognized and sustained as an integral part of municipal, Greenbelt and Ontario land use planning processes. Three (3) relationship agreements, an adaptable toolkit and a network of practioners and experts will be created. The project strengthens Indigenous communities / peoples in the region and cultural identity of the Greenbelt.

 

 

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The Shared Path Consultation Initiative

Indigenous-Municipal Engagement Program - planning grant
The Shared Path Consultation Initiative
$2,500 (over 2 months)
www.sharedpath.ca

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: March 20, 2018

A planning grant provides capacity to develop partnerships and a workplan for an Indigenous-Municipal Education Toolkit / program in order to enhance communications, relationships and knowledge sharing on land use planning issues.

 

 

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The Riverwood Conservancy

Critters and Creeks - Greenbelt Urban River Valley Connector program
The Riverwood Conservancy
$21,333 (over 4 months)
www.theriverwoodconservancy.org

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

Riverwood’s secluded river valley lands (Mississauga) engage local students and residents to enjoy and learn about the ecology of these unique spaces. Stewardship training will help improve the health of the ravine and Greenbelt.

 

 

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