Help Protect and Care for Happy Valley Forest

A priority for Conservation
Just north of Toronto, on the edge of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), is Happy Valley Forest — the largest, intact deciduous forest on the Oak Ridges Moraine. This old-growth forest in the making plays an important role in sheltering rare species and slowing and filtering rainwater as it is collected into underground aquifers that support the surrounding communities. With mounting residential and industrial pressures throughout the GTA, it is critical that we protect the forests that clean our air, filter our water, and provide opportunities for residents to connect with nature. NCC is actively working to protect and care for Happy Valley Forest.

At NCC, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to spend time in nature. NCC is currently raising the funds needed to make trail and visitor infrastructure improvements in HVF – including NCC’s first accessible trail in Canada. By investing in the Happy Trails project, you can be part of NCC history. Your support will help connect visitors and locals with nature, while ensuring the wildlife and sensitive habitats of Happy Valley Forest are protected. This project is a big undertaking Learn more here and NCC is working to raise $750,000 over the next two years. In the event this project becomes fully funded or cannot be carried out, your gift will be allocated to the next urgent priority in this natural area.

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