Our on-going project, Youth and Community Greening in the Rouge Watershed, has involved over 65,000 youth and community volunteers in practical ecological education and habitat restoration work. Our goal is to improve watershed, ecosystem and community health by implanting environmental knowledge, values and skills within the minds, hearts and hands of youth and community leaders.
By absorbing pollutants, carbon and water, restored forests, meadows, wetlands and stream zones reduce pollution, climate change, flooding and erosion. They improve our water and air quality, benefit our health and quality of life, and provide habitat for rare and endangered flora and fauna.
The photos below are of our wonderful volunteers during this year’s spring planting season, who we rely on to help us achieve our ecological goals.