• Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Supports the Greenbelt Foundation

February 23, 2021

The Ontario government is investing $12 million over the next three years to support the Greenbelt Foundation's ongoing work to protect, promote and improve the Greenbelt in the Golden Horseshoe region. The projects delivered through this funding will focus on planting trees to increase natural cover, enhancing recreational opportunities for people to experience nature, and maintaining and enhancing green infrastructure and climate resilience. "The Greenbelt is an important part of our province consisting of farmland, forests, wetlands and watersheds, it is a natural treasure," said Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. "It's important to support the ongoing work of the Greenbelt Foundation so it can protect and enhance this vital area - for the benefit of Ontarians today and for future generations." The investment will enable the Greenbelt Foundation to continue its work by offering grants, supporting research, and providing information, knowledge and awareness about the Greenbelt. The funding will support the delivery of four key programs:

  • Funding for projects and activities such as native tree, shrub and other vegetation plantings to increase natural cover, along with projects that create opportunities to experience the Greenbelt.

  • Research to improve knowledge and understanding of the Greenbelt and its benefits.