WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The Greenbelt is a treasured natural resource in the Nation’s Capital. Like you, our organization values the Greenbelt for the exceptional and accessible recreation it offers us and the key environmental services it provides the community through tree canopy, wetlands, and other natural features—particularly critical with climate change.
However the Greenbelt is vulnerable to the City of Ottawa's development pressure for more roads and other infrastructure. And as some of these projects have compromised areas within the Greenbelt, it sets a concerning precedent for more.
For too long, the Greenbelt has been taken for granted. We can no longer afford to do so.
Organizations that have worked hard to protect the Greenbelt over the years want to see that protection enshrined in legislation. The Federal Government’s commitment to conservation efforts across the country provides an important opportunity to see the Greenbelt given Natural Heritage protection.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
While our organization will be working to create awareness and gain political support for the protection of the Greenbelt, it will require the public's voice to be successful.
We Would Love to Hear From You!
The Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre is a registered Canadian charity (#13224-0284-RR0001). Click here to make a tax-deductible donation.