Tell the province to grow the Greenbelt to protect our vulnerable waters, farmland and wildlife
Ontarians love the Greenbelt and its protection of our food, water and wildlife, but rapid urbanization and development pressures around the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) are threatening its integrity. We know the best way to protect the region’s farmland, watersheds and vulnerable wildlife is to grow the Greenbelt.
Right now, there is an opportunity to protect the Paris Galt Moraine, which purifies clean drinking water for nearly 200,000 people in southern Ontario. This would be a good first step towards growing the Greenbelt.
Over 1.25 million people in the GGH region rely on groundwater for their drinking needs, and our lakes and wetlands are home to numerous at-risk species of fish and wildlife. The Greenbelt also contributes $9.1 Billion to Ontario’s economy every year, and agriculture in the GGH provides 101,000 jobs. We all depend on the Greenbelt in some way, so let’s make sure we protect it.
Show that you’re one of the 9 in 10 Ontarians who supports growing the Greenbelt to permanently protect water, farmland, and nature. Tell the government to support Bill 71 and pass the Paris Galt Moraine Act.
This letter will be sent to MPPs serving the areas surrounding the Greenbelt including the Paris Galt Moraine, Simcoe Region, and Carruthers Creek.