Torbolton Institute Biodiversity Security: ‘Friends of Torbolton Sandhills’
Each environment security project creates another method for lowering a household’s environmental risk, through increased self-reliance. Projects in green are already underway.
To implement a program of expert guided nature walks and shinrin yoku through the Torbolton Forest and along its Ottawa River shoreline
To implement three safe wildlife roadway crossings so as to complete Torbolton Institute area wildlife migration and wildlife corridors; to teach installment and monitoring.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildlife_crossing and safewildlifecrossings.pdf
Complete the annual September Constance Bay Shoreline Cleanup, to teach river lore and to remove debris.
To implement a scheduled cell-phone-equipped youth patrol through the Torbolton Forest during fire prone times, to report found fire risks to authorities promptly; teaching forest fire lore, recording instances and writing down community service hours.
See Friends of Torbolton Sandhills at https://www.facebook.com/friendsoftorboltonsandhills
To implement scouting, reporting and removing invasive species sites found on the Torbolton Sandhills and its shoreline; teaching invasive species identification, impacts, and writing down community service hours.
To implement scouting the Torbolton Forest and shoreline for instances of native and naturalized plants and animals, recording findings, identifying and replacing losses, completing related science projects and writing down community service hours.
To implement ‘Bay-youth Researching And Investigating Natural Sandhills’ by completing expert-mentored scientific field research projects in the Torbolton Forest and along its shoreline and publishing the results.
To implement documenting the useful native and naturalized plants and fungi found thriving in the Torbolton Forest and along its shoreline.