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Thanks to conservation areas, experiencing the wilderness is much closer to home Yuki Hayashi  Special to the Star  Read more

CVC's Ashoo Anand, second from left, at the Terra Cotta Conservation Area with an ESL class from Mississauga's Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre.

Various programs bring multicultural perspective to GTA's conservation areas Yuki Hayashi  Special to the Star  Read more

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.

Greater contact with nature helps reduce anxiety, stress and depression, study says Yuki Hayashi Special to the Star  Read more

TRCA‘s Adam Dembe uses a High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process device to collect detailed data on conservation authority-managed trails to assess the accessibility of conservation trails. Photo by Shayne Gray.

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... Read more