Our Greenbelt, Regional Official Plan, and Conservation Authorities are under attack by Doug Ford. Please learn more in the Current Activities Section below and speak up to help ensure that our visionary plans for a sustainable future are not destroyed by the Premier forcing urban sprawl and precious farmland loss on communities that already have a better plan.
Grand River Environmental Network Members
• are activists, watchdogs, guardians, stewards and concerned citizens,
• support our communities by sharing information, expertise and experiences,
• foster environmental awareness and literacy, and
• promote respect for our natural world and an understanding of our place in it.
The Grand River Environmental Network regularly works on a wide variety of issues throughout our watershed. These activities vary over time and current issues that we are working on include:
The Grand River Environmental Network is comprised of individuals and groups from throughout the Grand River Watershed who are activists, watchdogs, guardians, and stewards. We support each other and share information, expertise and experiences. For over two decades, we have fostered environmental awareness and literacy while advocating on key issues to protect our natural world
We must live and act with an awareness of and care for the needs of diverse life including human communities with whom we share the Grand River watershed as our home. This will ensure a thriving and fulfilling life for all.
Unfortunately, human activities have pushed us to the point where we threaten the capacity of the environment to provide the essentials for all life – water, air, energy, agricultural land, forests, wetlands and other habitats.
GREN draws from the well of creative people in our communities to:
Currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic GREN is not holding in-person meetings. Normally, GREN meets regularly in various locations around the watershed in afternoon or evening meetings that often include a guest presentation, discussion and update of current events and issues. Guest are welcome at our meetings and we encourage you to join us.
GREN has a very active e-mail list-serv where members can share information and learn about what is happening throughout the watershed. Please contact us to become part of these informative communications.
Grand River Environmental Network,
53 Menno Street, Waterloo, ON
Canada, N2L 2A6
GREN works with a wide variety of partners across the Grand River watershed. Below are some of the organizations that we are currently working with
Here are some activities that Grand River Environmental Network has taken part in.
GREN and its membership are strong voices for nature in our communities and frequently work with media to raise awareness and engage the public in addressing the challenges and opportunities confronting us. We encourage you to reach out to us:
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