Phyllis Rawlinson Park

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Phyllis Rawlinson Park is Richmond Hill’s largest Oak Ridges Moraine park. The land was donated to Richmond Hill by Phyllis Rawlinson, a long-time resident of the Town.

Special Features That The Park Includes :

  • A community garden
  • An off-leash dog area
  • Celebration Forest
  • Robert Holland Interpretive Centre
  • George Forster House

Robert Holland Interpretive Centre :

Robert Holland Interpretive Centre is a place where exploring outdoors and participating in environmental activities are available, which is inside Phyllis Rawlinson Park. The programs the centre runs are :

  • Environmental Studies
  • Native Studies
  • Pioneer Life
  • Tree Planting
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Habitat Construction
  • Interpretive Hikes

To check more interesting features of Phyllis Rawlinson Park, Visit https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/things-to-do/Phyllis-Rawlinson-Park.aspx.

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Windfall Centre

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Established in 1998 by Brent R. Kopperson, Windfall Ecology Centre is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to building sustainable communities. The creation of Windfall was inspired by a vision of healthy communities, where economic, social, and environmental needs achieve balance through social innovation, community partnership, and community action. The Centre’s activities focus on empowering communities to create lasting wealth in a carbon constrained 21st century.

What Do They Do?

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Transportation
  • Solar Services
  • Windfall Ecology Festival
  • Water Protection
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Sustainability Planning

EcoHealth Ontario

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EcoHealth Ontario is an organization that focuses on the health of environment in Ontario. Their goal is to develop new collaborations among the human health, social and environmental sectors and build a common agenda to foster improved health and well being outcomes for Ontarians through the provision of better ecosystem quality, increased green space and enhanced access to nature.

Objectives of Ecohealth Ontario :

  • Determine research needs and identify knowledge gaps
  • Undertake or compile evidence-based research about the interactions among natural systems and human health and well-being;
  • Develop a shared set of values among public health, medical, education, planning and environmental sectors and professionals;
  • Develop new collaborative relationships across the public health, medical, education, planning and environmental sectors;
  • Share information and perspectives to enhance systems thinking and improve health outcomes;
  • Develop shared communication, education and outreach messaging for use by collaborative partners; and
  • Encourage policy and program changes that help advance the protection, restoration and enhancement of ecosystem services for the health and well-being of our communities.

For more information about EcoHealth Ontario, visit http://www.ecohealth-ontario.ca .

York Region Environmental Alliance

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YREA, The York Region Environmental Alliance (YREA) is a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization (#84559 0553 RR0001). Our hands-on volunteer board of directors hails from the far reaches of York Region and approves, oversees, and is directly involved with YREA projects. We have a dedicated membership and volunteer base. Three part-time staff administer our day-to-day activities. The organization is formed in 1999 to initially campaign against the cosmetic use of pesticides, the York Region Environmental Alliance (YREA) has continually expanded its mandate to address ecological issues that impact our health and the health of our environment.

Through their mandate, they strive to :

 

  • Identify and raise awareness of environmental concerns which impact York Region and beyond
  • Inspire and initiate ecologically sound and sustainable solutions to common community concerns that protect and improve the quality of the environment of York Region
  • Promote healthy and environmentally sustainable personal lifestyle choices
  • Effectively influence public policy and community behavioural changes

For more information about York Region Environmental Alliance, visit yrea.org.