You’ve taken an important first step by recognizing that ravine conservation isn’t just for “The City” or “the experts”. By not assuming that someone else will solve our shared problem – but instead by taking responsibility for the land we live on – we each become part of the solution. Citizen engagement is how we can make change, especially since private property makes up 40% of Toronto’s 11,000 hectare ravine system.
This site is meant to help you become a better steward of nature on your own property. By taking these steps to care for and enhance your part of our ravines you can help fight climate change, improve biodiversity, and provide food & shelter for wildlife – all while adding beauty to the landscape right outside your window.
5 simple ways to help nature right now:
- Turn off indoor and outdoor lights
- Clean up litter
- Leave fallen logs / trees
- Do not let dogs or cats run freely on your property
- Be smart about road salt application
Make lasting positive changes for biodiversity and ravine health:
Our ravines – our unique identity – are at an ecological tipping point. Invasive species, climate change, overuse and misuse by people, intensive land development, and excessive litter threaten the current and future health of Toronto’s natural areas.