< Friends of the Greenbelt - June 2016

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Photo – Get ready for summrt - the new 2016 Brewert Discovery Routes are here!
The 2016 Brewery Discovery Routes—five curated beer, cider, and culinary experiences in and around Ontario’s Greenbelt—are here to help you explore local this summer! Download the maps and start planning today.


Photo - Grow Our Greenbelt Grassroots campaign calls on Province to #GrowOurGB and protect water supplies

Exciting news! Last week more than 120 groups launched a campaign asking the province to #GrowOurGB and protect vulnerable water sources. Support for this proposal is growing fast! Add your voice – visit growourgreenbelt.ca to send a letter to Minister of Municipal Affairs, Bill Mauro, asking him to Grow our Greenbelt.

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Photo - Smart Growth Cover Getting smart about Growing Smart Been following the Provincial review of Ontario’s land use plans? You’ve likely heard terms like "Smart Growth" and "Complete Communities" used to describe patterns of future growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Get the 101 on why Smart Growth matters in our brand new primer (and check out our Greenbelt Plan and Growth Plan primers for even more background).

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Photo - Press Photo Funding annouced for 23 Local Food Projects The Greenbelt Fund, in partnership with the Ontario Government, recently announced over $1.5m in new investments across Ontario to increase the purchase of local food.

Find out more about how the 23 grantees are working to change Ontario’s food future.

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Photo - Strawberries Food and Drink Festivals: Summer Edition
Take a bite out of summer!

From peach and strawberry festivals, to farm crawls, to gourmet food trucks - our latest Greenbeltfresh.ca festival guide is your local summer source.

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Greenbelt Friends, thanks to the almost 40,000 of you for your ongoing support of a protected and enhanced Greenbelt. From joining us at a provincial open house, to showing your support for the #GrowOurGB campaign, to submitting comments on the provincial Greenbelt Plan amendments – you’re joining a chorus of voices calling for quick and decisive action to grow the Greenbelt to protect key drinking water sources.

The Province is soliciting feedback on the proposed changes to the Growth and Greenbelt Plans until September 30, 2016 – let’s keep the momentum going!

If you haven’t yet, join us at Open House, take action to #GrowOurGB, or submit a comment online before the September 30th deadline!