LEAF

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LEAF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the urban forest. Our residential planting programs help residents get the right tree planted in the right place in Toronto, York Region and Ajax.  We are currently seeking an urban tree planter to help carry out large tree and shrub plantings in residential yards.

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More than 100 Groups Call on Province to Grow the Greenbelt, Protect Water Supplies; Urban Sprawl Threatens 1.5 Million Acres of Critical Water Resources

Capture.PNGToronto, ON — Over 100 community groups, including the Oak Ridges Moraine Partnership and Ontario Greenbelt Alliance, are requesting that the provincial government grow the Greenbelt to protect 1.5 million acres of land containing vital water resources.

The ongoing Greenbelt Plan review represents a unique opportunity to permanently protect important headwaters, moraines, groundwater recharge areas and wetlands. These vital water systems supply clean drinking water directly to one million people and help provide a clean source of drinking water to millions more in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

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Expand the Greenbelt and freeze urban boundaries to protect Ontario’s fresh water supplies and farmland say over 35,000 Ontarians

Capture.PNGOGA representatives delivered the over 35,000 letters to Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro and met with MPPs from all parties to urge the province to:

  • Grow the Greenbelt to protect vulnerable water supplies and natural areas
  • Support a thriving rural economy, including the $11 billion agriculture and food sector that provides 110,000 jobs for Ontario
  • Stop sprawling our cities outwards by freezing urban boundaries and instead create liveable, walkable communities with a greater range of housing options in already built-up areas

The Greenbelt remains the most popular environmental initiative in Ontario’s history, with 90 per cent of residents in support of keeping it permanently protected. A new poll by Environics and released by Environmental Defence and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation this week also found that eight in ten Greater Golden Horseshoe residents support the Growth Plan, citing the protection of farmland and natural areas as the most important reason for their support.

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