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Municipal  Governments

Photo of Bruce_Tisdale_City_of_Toronto_Partner
Left to right: Kevin O'Connor, FRW president,
with Bruce Tisdale, City of Toronto Partner,
and FRW staff Rob Johnson and Tammy Chung.

East Beaver Creek during planting with Da...

Milne Park Planting Plaque with new trees
visible in background. Picture was taken
one year after 1996 planting.

Photo of Toronto_Works_and_Environment employees
Toronto Works and Environment
employees Andrew Heit, Lou
Ciardullo and Carl Matthews

FRW appreciates our partnerships with local Municipalities such as the City of Toronto, the Town of Richmond Hill and the Town of Markham.

Since 1998, the City of Toronto Department of Economic Development, Tourism, Recreation and Parks (Bruce Tisdale and Staff) has provided funding for plantings at the Beare Borrow Pit, the Glen Eagles Rouge Vista Park, Glen Rouge campground, the lower Rouge Valley, Woodlands Park  and several other City properties.

Since 1997, the City of Toronto Works and Emergency Services Department has supported annual plantings by FRW to restore native vegetation on the closed Beare landfill. Toronto's Solid Waste Management Division (Lou Ciardullo and staff) have made these plantings possible through funding and in-kind contributions of equipment and soil.

Since 1997, the City of Toronto Department of Forestry (Mike McClellan and Nashdene Yard staff) has provided FRW with valuable in-kind support. Each year, they provide hundreds of truck loads of logs and mulch to help FRW diversify habitat on newly restored Rouge Park sites. The Forestry Department also provides FRW with room to store our trees at the Nashdene Yard.

From 1997 to 1999, the Town of Richmond Hill provided FRW with funding to restore native stream-side (riparian) vegetation along a two kilometre section of East Beaver Creek stretching from Highway 404 to Major Mackenzie Drive.

In 1994 and 1995, the Town of Markham supported FRW plantings in Milne Park and over the last two years, FRW has assisted the Milne Community Association with additional plantings.