1,000km Cycling Route Challenges Riders to Take Trip of a Lifetime Through Greenbelt and Great Lakes

June 28, 2018

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1,000KM CYCLING ROUTE CHALLENGES RIDERS TO TAKE TRIP OF A LIFETIME THROUGH GREENBELT AND GREAT LAKES

The Grand Greenbelt and Great Lakes Cycle Route takes Ontario cycle-tourism to new levels

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New Greenbelt River Valley Connector Program will fund projects to realize the potential of newly protected Greenbelt urban river valleys

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TORONTO, April 30, 2018–The Greenbelt Foundation and Park People have launched a new funding program to help connect people and communities to protected urban river valley (URVs) systems throughout the GTHA. The Greenbelt River Valley Connector Program will provide $100,000 in funding, to be matched one to one, to support five or more place-based projects a year that will help people explore, celebrate and enhance their local urban river valleys that are often undiscovered and underused.

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Statement from the Greenbelt Foundation on Doug Ford's Pledge of Support

May 1, 2018

Statement from the Greenbelt Foundation on Doug Ford's Pledge of Support

We welcome the news that Ontario PC Party leader Doug Ford has committed to the preservation of Ontario’s Greenbelt.

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Statement from the Greenbelt Foundation on the Province's Greenbelt Council Announcement

For Immediate Release
 
April 16, 2018
Statement from the Greenbelt Foundation on the Province’s Greenbelt Council Announcement


The Greenbelt Foundation congratulates the Hon. David Crombie on his appointment as Chair of the Greenbelt Council as well as the other accomplished individuals joining the council.

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Erin Soil Health Coalition Launches with Farmer Forum

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April 3, 2018

 ERIN SOIL HEALTH COALITION LAUNCHES WITH FARMER FORUM

One-year pilot project will bring farmers in Erin together with citizen scientist volunteers to improve soil health

Erin – The Soil Health Coaltion is bringing together dozens of Erin farmers to launch a collaborative pilot program to improve soil health and water quality in the Greenbelt. With funding support from the Greenbelt Foundation, the Soil Health Coalition is inviting farmers to work with one another to share their knowledge of soil management approaches and measure results.

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Greenbelt Foundation Now Accepting Funding Applications

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March 26, 2018

 GREENBELT FOUNDATION NOW ACCEPTING FUNDING APPLICATIONS

The Greenbelt Foundation has launched two new funding streams to protect and enhance Ontario’s Greenbelt

Applications are now open through the Greenbelt Foundation’s Prosperous Greenbelt and Resilient Greenbelt funding streams. Eligible charities and non-profit organizations are encouraged to submit their project ideas by April 10, 2018. The Greenbelt Foundation’s priorities for these funding programs include promoting a sustainable rural and agricultural Greenbelt economy, maintaining the integrity of Greenbelt systems for public benefit, restoring and enhancing Greenbelt systems, and protecting vulnerable water resources for residents, agriculture and businesses.

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Winners of Third Greenbelt Photo Contest Celebrated at McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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March 26, 2018

WINNERS OF THIRD GREENBELT PHOTO CONTEST CELEBRATED AT MCMICHAEL CANADIAN ART COLLECTION

Winning photos celebrate our connections to the Greenbelt and all it has to offer

On March 25, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the Professional Photographers of Canada and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection announced the winners of the Third Greenbelt Photo Contest at a special event at the McMichael, where photos will be exhibited until July 15, 2018.

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Friend of the Greenbelt Award Presented to David Crombie and Co-ordinated Review Panel

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March 21, 2018

 FRIEND OF THE GREENBELT AWARD PRESENTED TO DAVID CROMBIE AND CO-ORDINATED REVIEW ADVISORY PANEL

The Greenbelt Foundation celebrated David Crombie and the Co-ordinated Review Advisory Panel for their leadership in enhancing and growing the Greenbelt

Toronto – On March 20, David Crombie, accepted the 2017 Friend of the Greenbelt Award on behalf of the Advisory Panel for the 2015 Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Reivew. The award was presented by the Greenbelt Foundation at a reception hosted by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell celebrating David Crombie, Keith Currie, Rae Horst, John MacKenzie, Leith Moore, and Debbie Zimmerman for their leadership in enhancing and growing the Greenbelt.

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41 Billion Reasons to Love the Greenbelt After 13 Years

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 February 28, 2018

41 BILLION REASONS TO LOVE THE GREENBELT AFTER 13 YEARS

Ontario’s Greenbelt is the gift that keeps on giving since its creation on this date in 2005

For 13 years, the Greenbelt has provided a wealth of benefits to the 1 in 4 Canadians living in or near this permanently protected landscape. As Ontario’s most popular environmental initiative, the Greenbelt’s forests, wetlands, soils, farmland, and rivers deliver $3.2 billion in ecosystem services to Ontarians every year. Since its creation in 2005, that represents $41.6 billion in direct benefits to Ontarians.

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Statement from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation on the Agricultural System and Natural Heritage System

Today, the Province released the Agricultural System and Natural Heritage System for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH), identifying and protecting prime farmland, agricultural infrastructure, and natural features as our region grows.

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