FRIENDS OF THE ROUGE WATERSHED

Giving Nature a Voice and a Helping Hand

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Protect

Protect

FRW works with community groups and volunteers to protect and restore ecosystem, watershed and human health. We promote a scientific and community stewardship approach to environmental assessment, planning, protection and restoration. We help to create and implement Rouge Park, Watershed, Greenbelt, and Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plans.

Educate

Educate

We provide educational presentations, nature walks and environmental stewardship events which increase youth and community awareness about the inter-connections between ecosystem, watershed and human health.  We motivate volunteers to be environmental and community leaders by nurturing environmental knowledge, values and stewardship skills.

Restore

Restore

We involve volunteers in forest, wetland, stream and meadow habitat restoration to help implement scientific recommendations for improving ecological integrity, water quality and human health. We repair past damages to natural systems, processes and biodiversity; reverse habitat loss and fragmentation; control invasive species; and combat the impacts of pollution, climate change, urban sprawl and flooding.

Monitor

Monitor

We work with many groups and government agencies to monitor key indicators of watershed, ecosystem, park and community health.  We share this knowledge with the public and decision-makers to improve environmental assessment, planning, protection and restoration.

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