The York Region Environmental Alliance (YREA) have nominated an eight-hectare wetland in northern Richmond Hill for the Provincial Your Protected Places – A Shared Vision for Ontario.
This wetland is threatened by the development of an eleven storey residential complex proposed for 13572 and 13586 Bayview Avenue.
This site is habitat to western chorus frog and other wildlife, and is part of the larger provincially significant Wilcox-St. George wetland complex.
Adjacent to Forester Marsh Environmentally Significant Area and core areas of the Oak Ridges Moraine, this is a wetland worthy of protection. Wetlands are rare on the Oak Ridges Moraine, covering only two percent of the area.
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Canada has committed to protecting 25% of our lands by 2025 & 30% by 2030. The Ontario Government also announced its intention of expanding protected areas.
A collective effort between environmental organizations has recorded places nominated for permanent protection by people across Ontario.
Opportunities identified are for Indigenous protected & conserved areas; wetlands; forests; ecological corridors; FSC candidate protected areas; near urban nature; southern Ontario and the expansion of existing protected areas.