Tag Archives: Ontario

Act now to show support for Hamilton’s new woodlot by-law

WE NEED YOUR HELP TODAY TO LET COUNCIL KNOW THAT HAMILTON NEEDS ITS TREES! Here’s how you can help show your support for the new Woodland Conservation Bylaw! 1. Contact the Mayor and your Councilor: Ward  Name Email Phone Mayor … Continue reading

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Write your city councillor now, they are set to vote in February 2014

City councillors will consider whether to proceed with public consultation on a newly drafted by-law designed to better protect our urban forests sometime in February 2014 (the official date for this vote has not yet been set). Please contact your city councillor … Continue reading

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Rouge Park deal guarantees environmental protections, insider says

The Ontario government has finalized a deal to transfer a large tract of land on Toronto’s eastern border to the federal government, clearing one of the last hurdles before the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park. READ MORE at … Continue reading

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Nice to see the province doing the right thing.

Province leases land near Eramosa Karst to conservation authority for $1 a year The lands adjacent to Eramosa Karst Conservation Area have been leased for a dollar a year by the province to the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA), meaning the … Continue reading

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A beautiful frosty Sunday morning looking through the field to Crerar forest – Feb 10 2013

Photo from a frosty morning in Crerar forest. What a wonderful nature walk in the middle of the city.

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Nature on the Edge – Ontario’s growing Golden Horseshoe

A patchwork of remaining farmland and green space in Ontario’s rapidly growing Golden Horseshoe region provides millions of dollars in services and benefits, according to a David Suzuki Foundation study. The report examines the Whitebelt Study Area, more than 94,000 hectares … Continue reading

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Red-tailed Hawk in Crerar Forest – January 23 2013

Today as I left this morning, saw this MASSIVE bird of prey in the Crerar Forest. His head was turned the other way, and unfortunately I had to jump in the car and go. What a beautiful sight he was.

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Fundraising begins for urban eco-park

An ambitious plan to grow one of Canada’s largest urban parks is in need of about $5 million in fundraising fertilizer. A long-standing vision… READ MORE at thespec.com…

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BEFORE a developer arrives, and AFTER a developer gets hold of the land.

Stunning before and after photos a beautiful, rich forest show the stark result at the hands of a developer.

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Trees falling in Oakville too

Here is a story one of our group found from May 2012. In Oakville, on Lakeshore, the same thing is happening, and look who the developer is, same as who is destroying the Crerar forest. One resident from Oakville is … Continue reading

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