Parkland and Trail Acquisition: Strategies for Success
Municipalities are rapidly realizing the need to preserve and protect high value greenspace in urban environments. These greenspace features not only benefit the natural landscape but also the residents who hike, play and appreciate. This ‘Building Block for the Next Generation’ is being accomplished through the proactive acquisition of parkland and trail systems. Strategies for land acquisition, integrated projects between planning, parks and recreation departments, examples of regional land securement models and municipalities working together with local conservation groups will be discussed. The importance of creating land securement strategies and standardized policies to strategically spend tax dollars will also be reviewed. Leveraged funding models and lessons learned by Orland Conservation will be showcased from projects across Ontario.
A presentation of the 2016 SPRA Conference and AGM.