Ontario’s Greenbelt protects environmentally sensitive natural areas, forests, farmland and local food sources, as well as rivers and streams in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. But it’s under threat from mega-highways, pipelines, a redundant airport, and inefficient land use. Urban sprawl continues to devour prime farmland in the Greater Golden Horseshoe at an alarming rate. More needs to be done to add important vulnerable water sources into the Greenbelt’s protective fold.
Protect vital water sources. By growing the Greenbelt to permanently protect critical water supplies we can better secure our water future.
1. Protect vulnerable water supplies
The health of headwaters, moraines, wetlands, and recharge areas that ring the current Greenbelt, are experiencing a range of threats from development and climate change. Tell the government to protect at-risk waters and expand the Greenbelt.
2. Stop Highway 413
Highway 413 would pave over prime farmland, cut through part of the Greenbelt, damage waterways, encourage sprawl and worsen traffic. Tell Ontario not to build this risky mega-highway.
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