The David Suzuki Foundation has embarked on a mission to establish a "Homegrown National Park" in the City of Toronto by creating a vibrant green corridor following the former path of Garrison Creek, one of the city's most important lost rivers.
If you live, work or play in this area of the city, we would love your help!
We're seeking motivated and creative individuals who will work together with the David Suzuki Foundation and our project partners to help us grow, restore and enhance urban green space within the Homegrown National Park.
While many of the Camp Suzuki projects will be developed during the training and throughout the season, they will likely involve activities like:
- Bringing together neighbours to create a pollinator corridor on their block by adding native plants and flowers to each property;
- Encouraging local businesses or institutions to plant trees or create a garden on their property;
- Recruiting volunteers to clean up a local park or plant native trees and plants
- Encouraging restaurants to use locally grown produce to create a "homegrown" special for their seasonal menu;
- Rallying condo residents to plant balcony gardens or create a rooftop garden
The program begins with a leadership training workshop on April 6-7, 2013 at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Annex.
Our newly appointed Neighbourhood Park Rangers will then work with the Foundation and its local partners to spread the word and spur green activities in the months that follow.
David Suzuki Foundation staff will provide strategic guidance, project planning support, public recognition and ongoing mentorship to all Neighbourhood Park Rangers.
How to apply
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PARK RANGERS APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.
The Neighbourhood Park Rangers have been selected and are now active in their communities! Learn more about the rangers here.
We are searching for 25 motivated community leaders from the Greater Toronto Area. Applicants must live, work or play within the proposed park boundaries.
You can apply as an individual, but we also welcome team applications. Consider recruiting a friend or two from your neighbourhood, workplace, club or community association.
Leaders for Toronto's Homegrown National Park will be selected through a competitive process. Applications will be considered as they are received so apply early!
Application deadline: March 18, 2013
Selection deadline: Week of March 25, 2013
Please read the program FAQs prior to submitting your application. All applicants will be notified of the status of their applications via telephone or email.