Our Work

Green Durham Association - Image of The Tree - Photo by Catherine Holden

Stewardship

Green Durham Association - Image of two people walking on a trail in the fall. Photo by Catherine Holden

Trail Visions

Green Durham Association - Image of Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria - mushrooms. - Photo by Catherine Holden

Conservation

Green Durham Association - Image of Brock tract of land.

Protection / Perservation

Pressing Issues

Urgent! Bill 23 & Bill 39

The Government of Ontario is on the attack with Bill 23 “More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022.”

On November 28th the Ontario Government passed Bill 23. This omnibus bill has been widely criticized and condemned by municipalities, community, environmental and conservation groups across the province. Bill 23 weakens environmental protections and public involvement in land use planning. It severely curtails the role of Conservation Authorities in land use planning and decision-making. It also threatens wetlands by changing the ways that wetlands get evaluated and designated for protection. Perhaps even more troubling is that it undermines democracy by removing requirements to notify members of the public about development plans and removing their right to appeal municipal decisions. Bill 23 also allows for over 7,400 acres of protected lands from the Greenbelt to be opened up for development.  GDA has been a vocal opponent to the bill as it stands.

 

Green Durham Association - Image of Federal Ministers and Parks Canada DRAP lands adjacent to RNUP pdf.

Letter in Support of Permanently Protecting Greenbelt and Indigenous Lands Adjacent to the RNUP

Image of Green Durham Association - Urgent Notice Regarding Bill 23

GDA Information Summary on the Ontario Government’s proposed Bill 23

Image of Green Durham Association - Submission to Standing Committee on Bill 23

GDA Submission to the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy for Bill 23

Image of pdf cover - GDA Submission to the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing RE - Bill 23

GDA Submission to the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
RE: Bill 23

Image of the cover of GDA Submission to the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy for Bill 39.

GDA Submission to the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy for Bill 39

Image of pdf cover page for Green Durham Association - ERO Submission Re - Removal of Lands from the Greenbelt

GDA ERO Submission Re: Removal of Lands from the Greenbelt

Green Durham Association - Image of the Greenbelt area that Bill 23 opens up for development.

Greenbelt Area that Bill 23 Opens Up for Development

Image of Green Durham Association - Submission to Standing Committee on Bill 23

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