MISSION & VISION
Our Vision is to give priority to wildlife and plants, and to provide support for them by improving and increasing their habitat. So many of our urban wild and park spaces have given priority to human recreation and activity, without accounting for the plants and animals that we share our spaces with. Worldwide, the loss of diversity of life is affecting all communities. There is a wonder and delight that comes when one views an animal or a beautiful native flower in its natural habitat. An exciting encounter with a beautiful fox or eagle will imprint on your day more than any television show or movie. In order to ensure that we can enjoy wildlife for generations to come, we need to enact protection for their habitats. We also would like to see special designation and protection given to the small areas of remaining natural Bluffs, which are a globally unique glacial deposit from up to 70,000 years ago. The Bluffs are also home to one of the only prominently visible parts of the ancient pre-historic glacial Lake Iroquois shoreline.
We aim to achieve our goal of improving and increasing habitat for our wildlife and plant species through public education and improved data collection regarding species. We will be developing new tools for outreach, including a new improved interactive website, new brochures with up to date information, and partnerships with publishers and outreach groups. We intend to publish a comprehensive list of breeding and migratory species that use the area of The Scarborough Bluffs as habitat, and illustrate the need for protection from development for these spaces. Our Mission includes shifting the focus of Bluffer’s Park as a party/recreational style park to a conservation style park with interpretive centres, better signage, and by-law enforcement. We believe that if the public were educated about the value of limiting access into environmentally sensitive areas, that they would be enthusiastic supporters of a coordinated conservation effort.
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.Franklin D. Roosevelt
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.Jimmy Carter
We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyones arguing over where they’re going to sit.David Suzuki