Protecting Aquatic Habitats with Smart Growth

Protecting Aquatic Habitats with Smart Growth

On November 1, 2002, the Federation of Ontario Naturalists (FON) launched a new book titled A Smart Future for Ontario: How to Protect Nature and Curb Urban Sprawl in Your Community.

The book, written by FON staffers Linda Pim and Joel Ornoy, describes the environmental havoc wrought by urban sprawl, explores smart growth as the solution to sprawl, provides FON’s vision for a smarter Ontario future, and gives community activists a toolbox of 32 ways to promote smart growth, both in their own communities and through pressure on provincial and federal governments for legislative and budgetary reforms.

The book is available in hard copy for $8.00 (Can.) by calling FON at (416) 444-8419 or toll-free within Ontario at 1-800-440-2366, or through our website at You can also download some or all chapters of the book (as PDF files) from our website for free. The book is to be followed by a series of community workshops around southern Ontario. For further information, contact Linda Pim at, (416) 444-8419 ext. 243 or toll-free within Ontario at 1-800-440-2366 ext. 243.


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