Into The Rouge: Exploring Ontario’s Wondrous Greenbelt

Get out, and get back to nature!

Jan. 22, 2019, Toronto, ON - Just before the holidays, I had the privilege of taking part in a Greenbelt Foundation sponsored event called, “Into the Greenbelt” (this one took place at Rouge Park). Led by the team over at Park People, the idea behind these walks is to support the exploration of the Greenbelt, most notably the newly protected Urban River Valleys.

The Greenbelt Foundation offers a series of micro-grants to various organizations in Ontario, offering its support for local outreach to its communities. The idea behind the Into the Greenbelt initiative is to have new Canadians and diverse groups explore the Greenbelt and behold the natural wonders that Ontario’s Greenbelt has to offer.

As we walked around, exploring and being educated on the various aspects that we would have normally overlooked while on a typical walk around Rouge Park, it was great to see all of the glowing young faces of the ones attending the event as they learned about the various tree signs and growing Sumac that can be ground down and turned into a highly nutritious tea.

By the end of the hike, everyone was extremely thrilled and appreciative of the Greenbelt for their generous support. As we head into 2019, the Greenbelt is excited to continue its work in supporting new Canadians and diverse communities go out and experience the Greenbelt for themselves!

Interested in spending more time in nature? Our friends over at Park People offer a series of outdoor events that you can sign up for and learn more.

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