Strengthen and Grow the Greenbelt During the 2015 Review
$150,000 (1 year)
Environmental Defence will continue to support and coordinate the participation of the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance (OGA) and the Municipal Leaders for the Greenbelt in the 2015 Review. These groups will build support for stronger farmland and environmental protection, respond to proposed amendments to the Greenbelt Plan, and promote smarter growth by communicating the costs of sprawl and the benefits of compact communities.
Stronger Laws, Stronger Landscape and a Stronger Legacy for the Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt
$85,000 (one year)
The project continues the collaborative efforts of the Oak Ridges Moraine Partnership (EcoSpark, Earthroots, Ontario Nature and STORM) to strengthen protection of the Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine. During the 2015 Review, the Partnership will work towards improving environmental protection policies in the Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine Plans; extending the natural heritage and agricultural systems of the Greenbelt to a regional scale; call for hard urban boundaries and smarter urban growth; and ensure a strong Greenbelt legacy through public support, monitoring and stewardship.
Credit Valley Trail Master Plan
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation
$100,000 (2 years)
Credit Valley Conservation will work with partners, including the Credit Valley heritage Society, to develop a Master Plan for the Credit Valley Trail. When complete, the Trail will extend 90 km from the Credit River’s headwaters in Orangeville to its mouth at Lake Ontario. The Trail Master Plan will plan an optimal route, assess tourism opportunities, identify land securement priorities and points of interest, and build support for the Credit Valley Trail and the Greenbelt among the general public and municipalities along the route.