Natural Heritage System

We take pride in the variety of landscapes, hundreds of different kinds of plants and flowers, rich forests, wetlands, lakes and streams that make up Richmond Hill. Our natural heritage system also includes valuable features, such as a portion of the Oak Ridges Moraine and parts of the Don, Rouge and Humber River systems. We're committed to working with our community to preserve our natural areas.

The benefits of taking care of our natural heritage include:

  • Protecting natural spaces for future generations to enjoy
  • Keeping a healthy ecological balance
  • Increasing property values
  • Providing hands-on, natural educational resources
  • Increasing available space for recreational activities, such as hiking, walking and cycling

How can you help?

You can help us protect our natural heritage system. Learn more about:

Email Natural Environment staff to find out more about our efforts to preserve our natural spaces.