Region of Peel
Caring for Your
Greenspace Workshop

The Region of Peel Caring for Your Greenspace Workshop was an outreach and education workshop for landowners in Peel Region held in May of 2019 as part of the Region’s Greenlands Securement Program. Coordinated and facilitated by Orland Conservation with Region of Peel’s Heather Hewitt, Intermediate Planner, Regional Planning and Growth Management Division, the workshop was the third landowner workshop delivered since the program began in 2006. Orland Conservation also managed and facilitated the two previous landowner workshops with Region of Peel in 2016 and 2008.

As part of Region of Peel’s commitment to preserve the natural environment, the Greenlands Securement Program was created to provide conservation groups in Peel Region with resources to protect, restore and enhance the rich natural heritage of the region’s communities. As of 2019, funding from the program has helped conservation partners acquire, protect and steward over 420 hectares (1,038 acres) of vulnerable greenspace in the Regional Greenlands System since 2005.

As part of Region of Peel’s commitment to preserve the natural environment, the Greenlands Securement Program was created to provide conservation groups in Peel Region with resources to protect, restore and enhance the rich natural heritage of the region’s communities.

The Caring for Your Greenspace Workshop took place on May 6th, 2018, at the Caledon East Community Complex in Caledon. The evening event consisted of a program of speakers covering a range of topics related to land conservation, stewardship, tax benefits and estate planning, with information displays presented by regional conservation partners.

Presentations

  • Region of Peel
  • Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
  • Credit Valley Conservation
  • Orland Conservation
  • ProInsure ProActive Business Insurance

Information Displays

  • Credit Valley Conservation
  • Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust
  • Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
  • Region of Peel

A selection of brochures and booklets from various Ontario conservation organizations on land securement, stewardship, Environment Canada’s Ecogifts Program, and farming/local food were available to workshop participants including the Region of Peel Our Greenlands Legacy brochure designed by Orland Conservation.

Workshop Report

A final report was produced by Orland Conservation with recommendations for future workshops and land securement efforts in the Region of Peel based on participant feedback and the results of previous workshops.

The Caring for Your Greenspace workshop was supported by the following partner organizations:

 
Credit Valley Conservation
 

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Robert Orland
President
Orland Conservation
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