What is the Greening Strategy?
- Restore habitats
- Create natural areas through land securement
- Provide environmental education
The Greening Strategy is a way to protect York Region’s natural environment for the future by providing opportunities for residents to take action.
Over the last 10 years, residents and staff have been working to make a difference and initiatives include:
- Naturalization through planting trees
- Securing land for future generations
- Proactive environmental policies
- Development and coordination of green partnerships
- Environmental education
These initiatives are the result of a variety of partnerships which make the best possible use of resources, people, knowledge and expertise across the Region.
- 855,000 trees have been planted
- 46,000 trees and shrubs planted by YOU
- 21,000 residents have been involved in education programs such as Nature’s Classroom and Adopt-A-Stream
- The Region and our partners have acquired 250 ha (684 acres) of new forest tracts and 938 ha (2,319 acres) of conservation land
- Greening initiatives have helped to maintain the Region’s forest cover target at 22.5%
Click here for the Greening Strategy brochure (pdf)