||Natural Heritage Projects
Rouge Park's Natural Heritage projects range from from tree and shrub planting, to scientific research, to streambank rehabilitation and wetland creation. Would you like to learn more?
Projects are prioritized according to the Rouge Park Management Plan and our Natural Heritage Action Plan.
Funding is available to community groups and individuals to implement projects which meet Park priorities.
What are some examples of projects that Rouge Park has funded?
Most groups and individuals receiving Rouge Park funds combine their financial and volunteer resources with private sector and other public sector financial resources to increase the overall value of the project. Grant amounts vary, not all groups receive full funding as requested.
A committee of advisors and experts from various disciplines related to ecological restoration reviews the project applications and
makes recommendations to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority for approval.
- Applications received
- Initial staff review
- Supplementary information requested of applicants where applicable
- Committee review and prioritization of funds allotted
- Recommendation to Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
- Toronto and Region Conservation Authority approval
- Staff contacts applicants to advise of success
- Staff monitoring of project progress through official reports, site visits, etc.
Please read each of the following documents, then complete and return the application by October 22, 2012. Please note this deadline has been extended.
2013 Heritage Projects Funding Application
Final reporting forms for 2012 Rouge Park Natural Heritage Projects
Final Reporting Form
Maintenance Reporting Form
Rouge Park offers small grants of up to $1500 for projects which are smaller in scale, and can be started quickly. Applications are reviewed by staff, with special advisers as necessary. There is a simpler application process than for Heritage Projects, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by staff throughout the year.