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Press Release: York Regional Forest Advisory Team wins 2010 Monitoring the Moraine Hero Award

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York Regional Forest Advisory Team wins a 2010 Monitoring the Moraine Hero Award for its notable success over 15 years forging new community alliances and co-operation to protect the Forest while increasing community use and enjoyment.

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November 1, 2010, Toronto

York Regional Forest Advisory Team wins 2010 Monitoring the Moraine Hero Award

York Regional Forest Advisory Team wins a 2010 Monitoring the Moraine Hero Award for its notable success over 15 years forging new community alliances and co-operation to protect the Forest while increasing community use and enjoyment.

The announcement was made today by Meredith Cochrane, Executive Director of EcoSpark, the not-for-profit organization in charge of the Monitoring the Moraine program in collaboration with Save the Oak Ridges Moraine (STORM).

The York Regional Forest Advisory Team, chaired by Ian Buchanan, Manager of Natural Heritage and Forestry at the Region, will receive its award on Saturday, November 6 at the “Back to the Woods” luncheon celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Monitoring the Moraine program.

Pam Fulford, Stewardship Specialist at York Region, describes the 21-member Team as the “eyes and ears of the forest.” Groups and individuals who use the Forest, such as hikers, naturalists, anglers, hunters, mountain bikers and dogsledders work together to overcome differing needs and views on how to use the Forest while protecting it.

The Team supports Forest events and festivals, provides input into forest management and helps to decrease vandalism. They also raise funds to buy land linking vital areas and expanding the forest.

Almost 70% of the 2260-hectare forest is on the Oak Ridges Moraine in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville.

The Monitoring the Moraine program honours “Heroes” for their outstanding contribution to sustaining the Oak Ridges Moraine. Paving stones funded by the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation engraved with the Hero’s name will be placed on the Ganaraska Forest Centre walkway. Winners were selected from nominations submitted by communities and individuals across the Oak Ridges Moraine.

For the full list of recipients of the 2010 Moraine Hero Award, please visit:
http://www.ecospark.ca/monitoringthemoraine/moraine_hero_awards/2010

The Monitoring the Moraine program is dedicated to community monitoring and protection of the Oak Ridges Moraine. The Moraine is southern Ontario’s most significant environmental feature helping to ensure clean air and water for 7 million people. www.ecospark.ca/monitoringthemoraine

EcoSpark works with communities and schools, providing them with the knowledge and tools to monitor their environment and take action for positive environmental change. They run a number of environmental programs in the Greater Toronto Area and in communities across the Oak Ridges Moraine. www.ecospark.ca

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Event Details: Ganaraska Forest Centre, 10585 Cold Springs Camp Road, Campbellcroft.
Saturday, November 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch included. Tickets $25 ($30 at the door)

Purchase tickets by calling 647-258-3280 x 2008, or online at www.ecospark.ca/BackToTheWoods

Directions: Exit 401 at Port Hope and travel north on County Road 28 to County Road 9.Travel west on County Road 9 for 16 km. Watch for Ganaraska Forest Centre sign and turn north on Cold Springs Camp Road, and travel for 4 km to the forest centre.

For more information, please contact:

Joyce Chau, Program Manager, Monitoring the Moraine, at EcoSpark, 647-258-3280 x 2002, joyce@ecospark.ca

 


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