The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation (the Watershed Trust), Ontario’s first watershed trust, was formed in 1994 to protect natural areas in Collingwood and the Blue Mountains from development pressures of many kinds. Website includes information about multiple local watersheds.
For more than 20 years EcoKids has created educational resources for teachers, students, parents and communities to engage in environmental action.
Earth Day Canada has introduced outdoor play as an important foundational pillar of education. Outdoor, self-directed play is one of the best ways to connect children to their environment and community; to nurture their ingenuity, independence and sense of agency; and to support their mental and physical well-being.
By fostering a meaningful connection to the environment through outdoor play, children are more likely to grow into adults able to address larger environmental challenges such as climate change and conservation.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has a web application you can use to make a custom map of the following natural heritage areas in Ontario: provincial parks, conservation reserves, areas of natural and scientific interest, wetlands, woodlands, natural heritage systems associated with the Niagara Escarpment, Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt Plans; Natural Heritage Information Centre data.