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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Alternatives Inc.

Engaging stakeholders to expand the Greenbelt into the Waterloo Region and Guelph/Wellington
Alternatives Inc.
$16,750 (over 3 months)
www.alternativesjournal.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: February 23, 2018

Educational community events in Waterloo, Kitchener and Guelph, discuss the importance of preserving farmland and sensitive environmental lands, encourage participation in the provincial consultations to consider expansion of the Greenbelt.

 

 

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Alternatives Inc.

Indigenous in the Greenbelt (editorial series)
Alternatives Inc.
$15,000 (over 7 months)
www.alternativesjournal.ca

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

An editorial series (written / recorded / filmed) captures Indigenous perspectives and experiences connected to the Greenbelt, strengthening the cultural heritage, history and knowledge of the landscape.

 

 

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Grape Growers of Ontario

Celebrity Luncheon Fundraiser
Grape Growers of Ontario
$15,000 (over 3 months)
www.grapegrowersofontario.com

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

Niagara grape growers are celebrated at an annual luncheon that profiles the economic benefits of the industry to the region, discusses future goals and increases awareness of the protected Greenbelt and its impact on the industry.

 

 

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Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association

Wilderness Eco-Adventures
Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association
$53,100 (over 1 year)
www.bpba.ca

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

Year-round, guided outdoor adventures (1-3 days) on the Bruce Peninsula support environmental education, local economy and rural vitality - enhancing the benefits realized from the protected Greenbelt.

 

 

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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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Park People

Greenbelt River Valley Connector Program
Park People
$254,410 (over 3 years)
www.parkpeople.ca

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

The project recognizes the Greenbelt's newly designated urban river valleys and facilitates the use, enjoyment and stewardship of these unique spaces by local residents. A series of localized projects will create new destinations and ways for residents and families to connect with their river valley – enhancing community vitality and ecological stewardship. The project also promotes the Foundation’s Into the Greenbelt program, supporting daytrips among Newcomer organizations to learn about and experience local agriculture and nature.

 

 

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Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

The Greenbelt Moccasin Identifier Program
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
$183,000 (over 2 years)
www.mncfn.ca

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

Compelling Indigenous heritage markers are installed on the Greenbelt landscape to increase the visibility of First Nations and The Metis Nation in the area and supports Indigenous cultural reclamation. The project strengthens the cultural significance of the Greenbelt.

 

 

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Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

The Greenbelt Moccasin Identifier Program - Planning Grant
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
$2,500 (over 2 months)
www.mncfn.ca

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

A planning grant provides capacity to develop partnerships and a workplan for a Greenbelt-wide Moccasin Identifier Program that will reflect the presence of First Nations, Metis and Indigenous communities on the Greenbelt landscape.

 

 

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