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Part 4:
Green spaces make ‘staycation’ a natural choice
Toronto Star, Saturday, July 18, 2015

Thanks to conservation areas, experiencing the wilderness is much closer to home Yuki Hayashi  Special to the Star Becca McLellan and her son, Riley, 2, at Albion Hills Conservation Area, which provides a cottage-by-the-city experience with RV spots. PHOTO CREDIT Shayne Gray Imagine having your own lakeside retreat, less than one hour from Toronto: a […]

Part 3:
Natural connections with diversity
Toronto Star, Saturday, June 20, 2015

Various programs bring multicultural perspective to GTA’s conservation areas Yuki Hayashi  Special to the Star CVC’s Ashoo Anand, second from left, at the Terra Cotta Conservation Area with an ESL class from Mississauga’s Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre. It took many years – and an international relocation – but Malarselvi Sethupany and Sethupathy Kuppusamy are finally […]

Part 2:
A natural way to finding better health
Toronto Star, Saturday, May 23, 2015

Greater contact with nature helps reduce anxiety, stress and depression, study says Yuki Hayashi Special to the Star The Grade 12 environmental studies class from Forest Hills Collegiate explores the trails near the Kortright Centre for Conservation. Spending time outdoors provides many health benefits. Photo Credit. Shayne Gray   When Sandeep Niranjan wants to ground himself, […]

Part 1:
Trailblazers help you explore the outdoors
Toronto Star, Saturday, April 25, 2015

The innovation behind today’s trails is leading to recreational discoveries “From our perspective, a great trail is one with a minimal environmental impact. Protection of the environment has to come first, and we can balance out recreational needs against that.” BOB MORRIS CREDIT VALLEY CONSERVATION After a seemingly endless winter, Ontarians are desperate to get outside: […]