A little take on the Olympics, Greenbelt style.
As the Olympics come to a close and the drama of competition moves onto the emotional returns home, I am thinking of my favourite winter sports. Hockey is up there, as are the ‘new’ acrobatic ski and snowboard events. The skill set required for the biathlon amazes me, while ski jumping always reminds me of "Eddie the Eagle".Read more
Janice and I sit together by a snow-laden stream at the Ecology Retreat Centre in Orangeville.
Around 4 or 5 months ago, I came to Canada to volunteer at the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. After finishing my school in Germany, I wanted to go to another country and take a gap year before studying at university. But better than a normal gap year, like the most common German version of "Work-and-Travel" in Australia, I got the opportunity to do something good for the environment.Read more
Photo of Tiffany Falls by Jack Starret
Quick. When you think of Hamilton what comes to mind?
For most people it's steel mills, pollution, and industry. The Burlington Skyway has forever branded Hamilton in a one dimensional way.Read more
Oakville, Burlington, and Milton—all great places to live and raise a family. All three of these areas are part of the emergent Halton Region, which now boasts a large area legally protected by Ontario’s Greenbelt. Recently, Milton also became home to one of our offices—located in the old Puslinch Township Hall at Country Heritage Park (the Town Hall building was moved from Puslinch and relocated to the Park as a historical preservation measure).
Lake Simcoe is all too frequently overlooked and perhaps even under-appreciated. It reminds me a little of what American actor Rodney Dangerfield used to say: “I can’t get no respect.”
With four Great Lakes in Ontario, all majestic and phenomenal, it’s no surprise that Lake Simcoe is often overlooked. But it really shouldn’t be.Read more
A few weeks ago, I got up to the Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market to enjoy a morning of fresh air, food, and friendly faces. The market was abundant with local Ontario produce: sharp and delightfully crimson rhubarb, soft and sensuous oyster mushrooms, and the last curling whorls of fiddlehead season.Read more
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June 5, 2013
ONTARIO’S GREENBELT CONNECTS HEALTHY FORESTS & HEALTHY KIDS
New Interpretive Sign Teaches Next Generation the Benefits of Forest and Greenbelt Protection
A new interpretive sign is being installed today at the Ganaraska Forest. The sign, created by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, in partnership with the Ganaraska Forest Centre, highlights the contributions and environmental impacts of the Ganaraska Forest, part of Ontario’s Greenbelt.Read more
The Ganaraska: A Forest Reborn
Today is June 5th, 2013 and it is World Environment Day.
We are strolling amongst thick boughs of pine and cedar, enjoying the vast and scenic landscape that is the Ganaraska forest. Southern Ontario’s largest forest is truly an impressive sight to behold.Read more
On the first weekend in May, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation travelled one of the Province’s most iconic urban river valleys by both foot and paddle: the Don River Valley. On Saturday, May 4th Foundation staff led a Jane’s Walk from Crothers’ woods to the Brickworks Farmers’ Market, covering topics from urban nature and river valley protection to local food and the importance of supporting our farmers. We even distributed local green salad mixes from Greenbelt farmers Rolling Hills Organics to participants in the walk!Read more