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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Credit Valley Conservation Foundation

Credit Valley Trail Experience Plan Development
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation
$50,000 (over 8 months)
www.cvc.ca/cvc-foundation/

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

Implementation of the visionary 100km Credit Valley Trail system begins with projects that highlight Indigenous experiences with the Credit River, heritage designations and the development of an arts, culture and tourism plan. The Trail is intended to increase access and enjoyment of natural spaces and the Greenbelt and increase awareness of the importance of healthy river valleys to local communities.

 

 

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Credit Valley Conservation Foundation

Into the Greenbelt
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation
$10,000 (over 1 yr)
www.cvc.ca/cvc-foundation/

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

The project delivers the Foundation's Into the Greenbelt program in Peel Region. Newcomers and families in under-serviced communities are invited to visit, enjoy and learn about the Greenbelt through a bursary program that partners with community groups to organize educational and fun daytrips.

 

 

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Ontario Farmland Trust

Growing Farmer Support for Growing the Greenbelt
Ontario Farmland Trust
$74,195 (over 1 year)
www.ontariofarmlandtrust.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

The project engages farmers in the Outer Ring through extensive outreach activities in order to understand urban growth pressures on farming and concerns / support for Greenbelt expansion.

 

 

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Ontario Farmland Trust

Farmland protection through Greenbelt expansion
Ontario Farmland Trust
$8,050 (over 4 months)
www.ontariofarmlandtrust.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: February 23, 2017

The project develops a technical submission for the Greenbelt expansion consultations, linking the long-term health of water systems and agricultural viability in the Outer Ring.

 

 

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New Report from Greenbelt Foundation and Royal Botanical Gardens Shows How Climate Change Impacts Gardening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 25, 2018

 

NEW REPORT FROM GREENBELT FOUNDATION AND ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS SHOWS HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS GARDENING

“Gardening in a Changing Climate” identifies how gardeners can take action in their own yards to reduce impacts of climate change in our region

The Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with the Royal Botanical Gardens for this first report in a new series exploring how a changing climate impacts day-to-day activities enjoyed by Ontarians in and around the Greenbelt. Gardening in a Changing Climate identifies how gardening is already being impacted by climate change and actions home gardeners can take to adapt to and mitigate these impacts.

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Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition

Vision 2020: Growing Green in Simcoe County
Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition
$177,000 (over 2 yrs)
www.simcoecountygreenbelt.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

The project engages residents, local stakeholders and community groups in local growth management issues and implementation of the provincial Greenbelt and Growth Plans.

 

 

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Wellington Water Watchers

Expanding the Greenbelt in the Grand River Watershed
Wellington Water Watchers
$10,760 (over 3 months)
www.wellingtonwaterwatchers.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: March 20, 2018

Local residents, concerned about water supplies / availability in Wellington County use social media to increase awareness of the provincial consultations considering expansion of the Greenbelt and encourage participation and support.

 

 

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