Today is the deadline for comments on Ontario's "Growing The Greenbelt" Consultation. Please contribute if you have a few minutes today:
Restore Cootes wrote in support of the inclusion of Glenorchy Lands and Urban River Valleys in an enlarged Green Belt.
We are especially interested in Urban River Valleys since they act as wildlife corridors and practical places to protect given their importance in supporting diverse adjacent habitats.
Cities will come to appreciate these natural lands all the more as urban intensification brings more people into proximity with these urban wild spaces.
Some recognition must be made to acknowledge the degree to which many of the stream and river valleys have been altered over the last 200 years, so that remediation can become a priority as we seek to improve the ecological health of these special regions.