Our Nature-Friendly Burlington program connects more of the community to local green space, stewardship opportunities and to a multitude of benefits nature experiences provide.
Discover our many Nature-Friendly Burlington Resources by clicking on the images below.
Learn. Discover. Care. Protect.
discover our pollinator garden!
older adult programming
There are various mental and physical benefits of time spent in nature for everyone, including community members over 55 years of age.
In addition to providing nature walks for select older adult residence groups, we’ve been sharing helpful resources and artworks with nature-inspired messages to older adults in Burlington who are isolated or at risk of becoming isolated.
Contact our Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager to learn more about older adult programming opportunities.
Green Up at home
- Check out these handy Conservation Halton resources about how to identify and safely remove invasive plants, and choose native plants to help strengthen local biodiversity.
- Check out this guide to sourcing native plants locally (PDF).
- Review this “Grow-Instead-Guide” to gardening with native plant species in Southern Ontario.
- Learn about native species, pollinators and biodiversity with Go Wild! and Carolinian Canada.
- Watch the Burlington Biodiverse webinar on Backyard Gardening for Pollinators.
- Learn more about Halton Invasive Species and Biodiversity from Conservation Halton.
- Find out how you can tackle invasive species at home from the Ontario Invasive Plant Council.
- You can find out more about native trees and which ones are best for Burlington using the Ontario Tree Atlas.
- Visit our Tree Information page to learn about why a healthy tree canopy is important.
- Consult the Tree Planting Guide for useful tips on caring for your trees.
- Check out these tips for winter tree care and summer tree care.
Thanks to the hard work and passion of the Bird Friendly Hamilton Burlington group, Burlington became the seventh city in Canada to earn the bird friendly city designation.
Two of BurlingtonGreen’s Board Directors have signed up as David Suzuki Butterflyway Ranger volunteers to help make the Burlington community greener and healthier by establishing habitat for bees and butterflies one fun planting project and community event at a time.
Advocate for Nature & Raise Awareness
Be a changemaker in the community and stand up for nature:
- Reach out to your ward councilor, local MP or MPP about the importance of protecting nature, and why it matters to you.
- Delegate to Burlington Council on the importance of continued nature protection by-laws in the community.
- Check out our various issue Speak Up campaigns.
- Share what you know with others in the community. Shed some light on the role that nature plays in mitigating climate change and reducing negative human impacts.
- Take the time to learn about local nature and how you can support it.
Check out our Events page for upcoming opportunities to connect with, support and learn about nature!
- Nature-based Climate Solutions Toolkit
- Why is biodiversity so important today?
- The Greenbelt Foundation
- Unflood Ontario
- Government of Ontario’s Tree Atlas – a guide to native trees to plant in your area
- City of Burlington’s Private Tree Bylaw
- Ontario Government’s Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program for protecting special habitat on your property.
BurlingtonGreen graciously thanks the following for their support of this program and resources