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The Rouge: Getting It Right for Canada's First National Urban Park ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, nature, protection, Canada, urban park )

- 1766 days ago -
The proposed Rouge National Urban Park in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is an opportunity to protect and restore an important ecosystem in Canada's largest urban centre, and to provide millions of Canadians with the chance to directly experience wild

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Kit B (276)
Friday July 26, 2013, 6:37 am

Yes, if course that's what people need more airports, not open parks.

Cher C (1429)
Friday July 26, 2013, 6:46 am

As one of the best examples of Carolinian forest and one of the last intact watersheds in the Western Lake Ontario basin, the natural heritage of the Rouge is irreplaceable. Over 1,000 species of plants and animals inhabit the Rouge, including 23 species at risk. The area also has a rich cultural heritage, important to Aboriginal peoples and to European settlers whose legacy of farming continues in parts of the Rouge today.

Announced in the 2011 federal Speech from the Throne, the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park is now well underway. In May 2012 the federal government announced federal funding to establish and manage the National Urban Park. The same month Parks Canada released a proposed “park concept” for consultation. CPAWS submitted recommendations to strengthen the conservation focus of the proposed concept

Creating the Rouge National Urban Park is just the latest step in a decades-long effort to protect the unique and rich ecosystem of the Rouge. The Rouge was saved from urban sprawl through the efforts of dedicated local citizens who, for decades, fought to protect the Rouge Valley, and by the Ontario provincial government who responded by creating the present-day Rouge Park. As responsibility for the Rouge passes to Parks Canada, it is important that the management model reflects the ecological significance of the area, and honours the conservation legacy of the citizens who fought to protect the Rouge.


Pat B (356)
Friday July 26, 2013, 7:01 am
TY,Cher for this.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Friday July 26, 2013, 7:31 am
Noted and comment sent1

Karen Gee (97)
Friday July 26, 2013, 8:35 am
ty Cher

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday July 26, 2013, 8:46 am
Thank you! (c, n, p, t)

Nicole W (646)
Friday July 26, 2013, 8:52 am
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Thank you for providing comments. ~ ty Cher

Julie E (405)
Friday July 26, 2013, 8:57 am
Noted and sent a comment.

Monica T (278)
Friday July 26, 2013, 9:00 am
Done! Thanks, Cher

Past Member (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 9:02 am
Noted, comment sent, shared! Thank you, Cher!

Lisa W (143)
Friday July 26, 2013, 9:38 am
Ty Cher noted and comment sent.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 10:15 am
I do hope the park becomes a reality for Toronto. we all need trees and a road to walk among them.

Angelika R (143)
Friday July 26, 2013, 11:06 am

Thank you for providing comments. - Hm, all I filled in was my name..they wanted nothing else? surprised.. thx.

. (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 11:07 am
Thank for this Cher

. (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 11:08 am
Signed and Noted.

Heatherjoy klein (59)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:06 pm

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:27 pm
S & N

Aud n (740)
Friday July 26, 2013, 1:19 pm

Lisa Zilli (17)
Friday July 26, 2013, 1:37 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 1:49 pm
NS& commented

norma laborie (33)
Friday July 26, 2013, 2:34 pm
action taked

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday July 26, 2013, 5:56 pm
noted thanks

Jeremy S (3)
Friday July 26, 2013, 6:22 pm
Oh, good! Canada will experience the joys of the wildlife found in the far regions of car parks and explore the natural history exhibited by the most mysterious Trashius familiarus.

Joy M (169)
Friday July 26, 2013, 7:48 pm
noted.. thanks.

Judy C (97)
Friday July 26, 2013, 8:00 pm
Comment sent. Thanks Cher.

Sonny Honrado (5)
Friday July 26, 2013, 8:07 pm

Debra Tate (17)
Friday July 26, 2013, 9:09 pm
S & N

Friday July 26, 2013, 10:27 pm
Noted Thanks Cher

Esther Z (94)
Friday July 26, 2013, 10:58 pm
Noted and signed.

Colleen L (3)
Friday July 26, 2013, 11:20 pm
Signed. Thanks Cher

Inge B (202)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 12:18 am
Noted, for wild forests.


B Lewenza (76)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 6:24 am
Noted sent comments to Transport Canada. Thanks for sharing.

. (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:11 am
Thanks for sharing, Cher. Canada needs more open spaces.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:33 am

Marija M (29)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:18 am

Lucia Gonzalez (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:17 am

S B (76)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 2:50 pm
Thank you

Dianne D (490)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:26 pm
sent comments

Sheila D (194)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 8:57 pm
Noted and commnted. Thank you.

Sara P (55)
Monday July 29, 2013, 7:43 am
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Thank you for providing comments.

. (0)
Monday July 29, 2013, 10:28 am
Noted - thank you Cher
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