photos (left-to-right): Lisa Mason (2), Kelly McConnell, Bruce Manning
Canada’s Biggest Wildlife Garden is Growing a Green Future
The vision for Canada’s Biggest Wildlife Garden connects Toronto to Windsor with healthy habitat to save local wildlife, water and our way of life.
The seeds we plant today will define our future. Today, thousands of people are growing hope with native plants to address the triple threat of extinction, climate and health crises in the spirit and practice of reconciliation.
By September 2020, 300 diverse groups and 5,000 volunteers are working together across 37,000 hectares to grow Canada's Biggest Wildlife Garden with native plants.
This is just the beginning - connecting 10,000 volunteers at home is a first critical step to save disappearing wildlife and grow healthy climate-smart neighbourhoods for wildlife and people.
Climate-smart Neighbourhoods for All
Canada's Biggest Wildlife Garden provides connects communities - urban to rural, groups to businesses, wild to manicured, beginners to experts, people to nature.
It is assisting communities to improve access to the right native plants for healthy landscapes for all, including the most marginalized.
Just one native plant helps to reverse centuries of habitat loss, decolonize the landscape and support rare species survive climate shifts.
Together we are planting seeds for a healthy planet.
In the Zone partners and volunteers are making a big impact with healthy habitat to:
- Heal the land in the spirit and practice of reconciliation
- Save 500+ rare and endangered species
- Protect drinking water for 11 M people in the Great Lakes Basin and one fifth of the world's freshwater
- Boost soil health and local food
- Reduce flooding, drought and other extreme weather
- Create green jobs, clean air, climate-smart neighbourhoods for 25% of Canadians
- Support 14 UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration
In the Zone helps wildlife thrive. It helps communities grow and measure positive impact for wildlife, climate resiliency and a green economy.
In the Zone is a partnership program with WWF-Canada
This project is supported by Ontario Trillium Foundation and many partners.