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Green Durham Association - Image of a walk in the Wilder Forest.
Your membership helps us stay in touch with you, and lets others know there is a significant group of citizens who share a common vision for this special area. We share no information about our members with anyone or any organization.

The annual membership fee is $25 and can be applied to you and your immediate family.

Please complete this online membership form or submit a printed membership form to ac.mahrudneerg@ofni.

Also, please consider including a donation to the Green Durham Association (GDA) with your annual membership. A tax receipt will be issued for donations of $25 or more. Green Durham Association is a Canadian registered charity (# 88669 9636 RR0001).

Annual Membership

Price: $ 25.00
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Privacy Statement:
Green Durham Association collects membership information for administrative and communication purposes only. GDA does not trade, share or sell any of the contact information. For further details, refer to GDA’s Privacy Statement.

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Green Durham Association has an agreement with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to help keep the trails open in the East and West Duffins Headwaters – this includes lands in the Walker Woods, Glen Major Forest, Wilder Forest, Brock and Skyloft tracts, Dagmar, Secord and Goodwood properties. We often work with other organizations which have similar agreements – Oak Ridges Trail Association and Durham Mountain Biking Association and with Uxbridge Horsemen’s Association. Together we have replaced or removed aging boardwalks and bridges, built or re-directed trails which are more sustainable, built stepovers, cleaned up parking lots, mowed trails, and installed signage.

We send out a note to volunteers from time to time with a list of tasks, a description of the work and tools required, and some work dates. We don’t plan too far in advance or have set work days – we have to consider weather, time of year, type of project and its location in the forest. As a volunteer you can join us when it is convenient for you. Work often takes place on weekdays when the forest has fewer trail users. The work is physical and satisfying, the conversations as we walk in and out are enjoyable.

Become a Volunteer!

Your email address will be added to our volunteer list when GDA volunteer opportunities arise.

Privacy Statement:
Green Durham Association collects membership information for administrative and communication purposes only. GDA does not trade, share or sell any of the contact information. For further details, refer to GDA’s Privacy Statement.

 

Other Ways to Volunteer:

  • Let us know if you see anything unsafe such as fallen or overhanging trees. Our team of trained chainsaw volunteers can get to many of these quite promptly, or assess whether expert help is needed and contact TRCA..
  • Carry small trimming tools with you and snip as you go. Let us know the places you go, the things you do, and the hours you spend – we keep track of these to help us when we apply for funding for equipment and materials.
  • Join us for organized events when they occur.

For details on our past significant activities and accomplishments please refer to our Newsletters and Annual Meeting General Minutes.

Current submissions may be viewed in Our Work – Pressing Issues.

2022

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Spring Newsletter 2022

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Fall Newsletter 2022

Green Durham Association - Image of the Spring 2022 Newsletter

Minutes AGM 2022

2021

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Winter Newsletter 2021

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Spring Newsletter 2021

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Summer Newsletter 2021

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Fall Newsletter 2021

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Minutes AGM 2021

2020

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Winter Newsletter 2020

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Spring Newsletter 2020

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Minutes AGM 2020

2019

Spring Newsletter 2019

Minutes AGM 2019

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Fall Newsletter 2019

1996 - 2018