The Giant’s Rib Escarpment Education Network (GREEN) is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. $12,000.00 has been granted to GREEN and will be used towards multiple improvement projects which include upgrades to the current Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre (GRDC), improvements to the GREEN website, the development of a travelling educational display and the establishment of a Satellite Centre.
“On behalf of our Board of Directors and all of our volunteers, I would like to thank the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation for their support,” says Chris Hamilton, President of GREEN. “This funding will ensure the completion of the first phase of our improvement and expansion efforts. However, it is not only the funding we are grateful for, but also for the Foundation’s support of our efforts to deliver Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve and Greenbelt information to a much wider audience. As partners go, the Niagara Escarpment and Ontario’s Greenbelt go hand in hand as integral parts of one another.”
“The dramatic cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment are iconic and instantly recognizable in southern Ontario,” says Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. “But the importance of the Escarpment goes far beyond its beauty. The protection of its rare species, habitats and water sources provide a healthy core for nature and animals to thrive in the region.”
This is great news for the Giant’s Rib! We’re now moving in new directions, reaching more people and looking forward to the exciting new growth of our Network!
Stay tuned for more good news as the project commences!
About the Greenbelt
Ontario’s Greenbelt is the solution for fresh air, clean water, healthy local food, and a thriving economy with good jobs. At nearly 2 million acres, it’s the world’s largest permanently protected greenbelt, keeping our farmlands, forests, and wetlands safe and sustainable. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation works to help keep farmers successful, strengthen local economies, and protect and grow natural features. Join us! Learn more at greenbelt.ca.