Dennis Hanagan –
Volunteer park rangers are needed to help with 2015 activities of the Homegrown National Park Project (HNPP). It’s an initiative by the David Suzuki Foundation to add more greenery to Toronto.
After two years of volunteer help the HNPP has spurred dozens of creative green interventions, from pothole planters and canoe gardens to butterfly-friendly schoolyards and residential streets that look more park-like.
The focus this year continues to be on adding greenery to the Garrison Creek corridor in Toronto’s Downtown west end. The creek once ran open-to-the-air through communities such as Trinity-Bellwoods. But as Toronto grew the creek was buried underground in a sewer. All that can be indentified of the ancient waterway today is the rushing sound it makes—heard through manhole covers. HNPP wants to re-connect Toronto to its historic creek with more green projects.
Training begins in February. Application deadline for recruits is Feb. 9. For more information visit www.davidsuzuki.org/rangers or call 647-456-9752.