Soil Testing with the Erin Soil Health Coalition




Erica Woods, Communications Manager at Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, shares her experience at the Citizen Scientist Training held by the Erin Soil Health Coalition on May 22, 2018.

Last Tuesday, on what I hope was the last cool day of spring, Research Manager Tom Bowers and I joined a few dozen volunteers at Everdale Farm in Hillsburgh to learn about soil testing. The training was led by Ruth Knight as part of the Erin Soil Health Coalition project.


Celebrate Bike Month 2018 by Cycling the Greenbelt Route


From May 28 – June 30th there will be hundreds of bike related events taking place in and around the Greenbelt, including guided bike tours, festivals, art shows, film screenings and more. We encourage everyone to get out on their bike during this month, whether a seasoned rider or first timer. Aside from the clear health benefits, it’s a great way to get to know your community and discover the stunning landscape of the Greenbelt.


Raise a Glass to Greenbelt Brews and Ciders this June


June is a busy month for brewers in the Greenbelt! Ontario Craft Cider Week is on from June 1 – June 8 followed by Ontario Craft Beer Week from June 9 – 17. It's the perfect time to celebrate the growing “craft” scene in Ontario by raising a glass of some of finest quality libations out there. 


The Greenbelt's Natural Heritage System Is Essential for Biodiversity

Flower, Butterfly, and Salamander

Diversity is what defines the Greenbelt, from its range of habitats to the life forms within them. When people chose to settle in this part of Ontario it was in part because of the richness of the natural heritage systems found here. Now, millions of people call this place home and with such a large population that is only expected to grow, our natural heritage systems are feeling the pressure. Fortunately, through the Greenbelt our natural heritage system are protected from landscape fragmentation, allowing key habitats to survive and providing linkages and landscapes that support a healthy ecosystem for the diverse creatures that call the Greenbelt home.


May Long Weekend 2018


From Niagara to Northumberland the Greenbelt has plenty of ways to spend the May long weekend. No matter what you’re looking for whether it be ingredients for your BBQ, a bike route, or just taking a stroll in the woods we have the resources to help you plan the best long-weekend possible.


Job Posting: Communications Coordinator - Greenbelt Fund

Position: Communications Coordinator (Greenbelt Fund)

Duration: Contract position to February 2019, with possibility of renewal.

Hours/Week: 40 hrs (5 days/week)


Communications Coordinator

Are media relations, project management, and writing great content the three things you need to help create your dream job? Are you driven to support meaningful causes and take a leadership role when it comes to developing and driving content? Do you love executing that perfect event or managing a project or content? If so, then joining the Greenbelt Fund as our Communications Coordinator will give you just that and more.


Celebrating Cootes to Escarpment Paradise on World Migratory Bird Day


World Migratory Bird Day brings awareness and education to the need to protect migratory birds and their habitat – at all different levels, in all parts of the world. Here at the Greenbelt Foundation we recognize the importance of protecting nature for all flora and fauna and strive to work with organizations dedicated to protecting our natural heritage.


Mother's Day Guide 2018

flowers in basket

Give mom the best gift this mother’s day – time spent with you! We’ve got some ideas for you to make it easy to plan a wonderful Sunday with your mom!


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