Grow Our Greenbelt Blog
On the afternoon of October 28th, on St. Catharine’s' Lockhart Drive in a threatened Carolinian Old Growth Forest north of the Niagara Escarpment, the Sierra Club celebrated a major environmental victory. This was the extension of Ontario's Greenbelt to 21 major urban river corridors from Northumberald to Niagara. In Niagara, this involved the protection of Lake Gibson - a reservoir for most of the drinking water for Niagara's residents.
"Conservation Authorities since 1946 have played a major role in protecting Ontario’s landscape from deforestation and consequently, rescuing the province from the blights of desertification and flooding... Since changes in 1996 which made municipal councils responsible for the appointment of conservation authority boards, they have been weakened to the threats caused by urban sprawl over critical wildlife habitat."
PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING 21 NEW RIVERS ADDED TO ONTARIO'S GREENBELT...
...HIKE THE ENDANGERED LOCKHART DRIVE OLD GROWTH FOREST WITH US!
This blog is Part V of a 5-part blog series, as part of our Biodiversity Video Campaign.
"Ontario is home to a diverse collection of ecosystems but every year, more plants and animals are added to Ontario’s list of species at risk, which now numbers more than 200."
Biodiversity describes the diverse species of plants and animals in an ecosystem.
Are you interested in learning about bees and local pollinators, including causes for their decline and actions you can take to help support their habitat?
Come out and attend our FREE WORKSHOP on September 29th, from 11am -12.30pm, at University of Toronto's Hart House! Refreshments including local honey and organic fruits will be provided.
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This blog is Part IV of a 5-part blog series, as part of our Biodiversity Video Campaign.
"Forests, wetlands and the watersheds they strengthen, are essential players in biodiversity and not only offer us a natural water filtration system, but are essential to the health of the natural environment."
The success of ecosystems of any shape, size or type depends on the health of the resources that it relies upon.
This blog is Part III of a 5-part blog series, as part of our Biodiversity Video Campaign.
"Pollinators are responsible for an estimated one out of three bites of food that people eat, which is worth billions of dollars to the North American economy."
The decline of the monarch butterfly and bee population has been a focal point of many conservationists and environmental groups over the past two decades.