The Coastal Centre

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The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation was founded in 1998 with the goals of protecting and restoring Lake Huron’s coastal environment and promoting a healthy coastal ecosystem.

While many environmental advocacy groups address local issues within the region, the Coastal Centre is the only grassroots organization focused on protecting the coastal environment lake-wide. The Centre has conducted projects and outreach initiatives along the shorelines of Lake Huron, Southern Georgian Bay and Southern Manitoulin Island. Given the wide geographic scope of our operations, the Centre uses its web presence extensively to provide guidance and educational resources on a number of our key priority areas.

The Coastal Centre also recognizes that its work has to include the economic and social dimensions of sustainability. The Coastal Centre believes that coastal communities cannot have a healthy economy unless they have a healthy environment. To achieve this, the Coastal Centre uses a science-based approach to link academic researchers, local and regional politicians, resource managers, cottagers and municipal staff to improve decision-making and inspire environmental action to safeguard and improve the lake ecosystem.

For more info. visit: https://www.lakehuron.ca/

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HUMBER RIVER – A CANADIAN HERITAGE RIVER

          The Humber River is a Canadian Heritage River, as designated by the Canadian Heritage Rivers System in 1999 for its significant cultural and recreational contribution to the development of Toronto and surrounding area. The Humber River watershed encompasses 911 square kilometres, is home to 856,200 people, and is the largest in Toronto and Region Conservation’s jurisdiction.

        Its waters, originating on the Niagara Escarpment and the Oak Ridges Moraine, flow down the Humber River into Lake Ontario. All told, the area includes 1800 kilometres of waterway and 600 bodies of water, and is home to 755 species of plants, 42 species of fish, and over 185 animal species.hero-humberbridge.jpg

Learn more about HUMBER RIVER 

ROUGE PARK

Rouge Park is a unique wilderness setting in the midst of Ontario’s capital. Eventually, it will cover more than 50 square kilometres, following the river valleys and nearby lands of the Rouge River system from the Oak Ridges Moraine to Lake Ontario.ROUGE_PARK_1.jpg

Rouge Park provides a continuous ecological corridor in the Toronto Area: combination of natural, cultural and agricultural features including 1,700 species of plants and animals,over 10,000 years of human history, along with some of the best remaining wetlands, forests and agricultural lands in the Greater Toronto Area.ROUGE_PARK_2.jpg

Learn more about ROUGE PARK.

Lake Wilcox Park

Lake Wilcox park had a makeover last year and many new amenities were added to the park. The plan of re- designing the park is not over and many other amenities will be available in the future.lake-wilcox-park-phase-2-((2016-06-18)-lwp2-opening-(310))_1500px

The list of the most important designs for the park include:

  • A waterfront promenade – now open!
  • A splash pad, playground, washrooms, parking lot, seating and picnic area – now open!
  • A youth area – public consultation and design underway
  • Redevelopment of the Canoe Club area – scheduled for 2021

For more Information about Lake Wilcox Park visit:

https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/things-to-do/Lake-Wilcox-Park.aspx