Halton Hills receives Nature Canada’s “bird-friendly city” designation
Published June 14, 2022 at 2:38 pm
The Town of Halton Hills recently earned Nature Canada’s “bird-friendly city” designation, making it the 14th municipality in Canada to receive it.
The designation, developed by Nature Canada, encourages Canadian cities and municipalities to become safer and better places for birds.
To make their communities a safe haven for wild birds, the Town of Halton Hills has worked in collaboration with Nature Canada’s partners such as Halton Hills Nature, POWER, Credit Valley Conservation and other community organizations.
Additionally, the Town of Halton Hills has implemented bird-friendly policies and actions to help birds thrive in the municipality.
These actions include establishing a “no-roam” by-law to reduce the impact of cat predation on the wild bird population and developing municipal strategies to protect natural features, biodiversity and key habitat.
The Town has also provided opportunities to view, learn about and appreciate wild birds around the community as well as ways to get involved in activities for bird conservation.