Greenbelt Guardians – Join us!

We are building a network of Regional Response Teams across Southern Ontario.

Regional Response Teams are made up of existing groups and individuals that want to defend the land to protect the future.

Surveillance is the primary focus of these teams.

“Scouts” volunteer to monitor threatened parcels, take pictures and be on the lookout for any changes or signs of pending destruction:

  • survey flags or stakes
  • landscaping equipment, like bulldozers or backhoes
  • disturbance of the landscape, like the clearing of underbrush

Regional Response Teams Needed!

  • Eastern-Ontario
  • Grand-River-Watershed
  • Halton-Peel*
  • Hamilton-Grimsby-Niagara*
  • Peterborough-Northumberland
  • Durham Region
  • Simcoe County
  • York Region – Vaughan – King – Whitchurch-Stouffville – Markham

*Active Regional Response Team

We see this as reconciliation work.

Indigenous people have spoken out against excessive development on their traditional territories.

The T&R Calls to Action are for us, for settlers (visitors).
Greenbelt Guardians are working from: Calls to Action Accountability: A 2022 Status Update on Reconciliation.