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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WINNERS OF SECOND GREENBELT PHOTO CONTEST ON DISPLAY AT GRIMSBY ART GALLERY

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January 16, 2018

WINNERS OF SECOND GREENBELT PHOTO CONTEST ON DISPLAY AT GRIMSBY ART GALLERY

20 Winning Photos showcased at Grimsby Public Art Gallery as last stop on

Photo Tour

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with the Professional Photographers of Canada – Ontario, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection to celebrate the natural beauty of water in the Greenbelt in the second Greenbelt Photography Contest. The winning photos are now touring the Greenbelt, showcasing water in all its forms.

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Greenbelt Route Trailhead Installed at Thornton Bales Conservation Area Highlighting Tourism Features in York Region

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October 26, 2017

GREENBELT ROUTE TRAILHEAD INSTALLED AT THORNTON BALES CONSERVATION AREA HIGHLGHTING TOURISM FEATURES IN YORK REGION
New signage installed in partnership with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority on 475km Greenbelt Route

York Region – The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, municipalities and regional partners to identify recreational opportunities in York Region, as part of the ongoing investment in the Greenbelt Route. A 475km signed cycling route and Ontario Trail of Distinction, the Greenbelt Route connects communities across the Greenbelt and highlights recreation and tourism opportunities in the protected countryside.

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GREENBELT ROUTE TRAILHEAD INSTALLED AT LIMEHOUSE CONSERVATION AREA HIGHLGHTING TOURISM FEATURES IN HALTON REGION

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October 24, 2017

GREENBELT ROUTE TRAILHEAD INSTALLED AT LIMEHOUSE CONSERVATION AREA HIGHLGHTING TOURISM FEATURES IN HALTON REGION
New signage installed in partnership with Credit Valley Conservation on 475km Greenbelt Route

Halton Hills – The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with Credit Valley Conservation, municipalities and regional partners to identify recreational opportunities in Halton Region, as part of the ongoing investment in the Greenbelt Route. A 475km signed cycling route and Ontario Trail of Distinction, the Greenbelt Route connects communities across the Greenbelt and highlights recreation and tourism opportunities in the protected countryside.

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GREENBELT ROUTE TRAILHEAD INSTALLED AT ORONO PARK HIGHLGHTING TOURISM FEATURES IN DURHAM REGION

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October 24, 2017

GREENBELT ROUTE TRAILHEAD INSTALLED AT ORONO PARK HIGHLGHTING TOURISM FEATURES IN DURHAM REGION
New signage installed in partnership with Municipality of Clarington on 475km Greenbelt Route

Clarington – The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with the Municipality of Clarington and other municipalities and regional partners to identify recreational opportunities in Durham Region, as part of the ongoing investment in the Greenbelt Route. A 475km signed cycling route and Ontario Trail of Distinction, the Greenbelt Route connects communities across the Greenbelt and highlights recreation and tourism opportunities in the protected countryside.

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