Fill out survey to have your say in restoration of green space at York

Groundhog at York

Have a greater say in the development of York University’s green spaces.

A survey created by University of Toronto masters of forest conservation student Janise Herridge and resident biologist Dawn Bazely, in association with the Institute for Research & Innovation in Sustainability, gives the A groundhog at the east side of Lumbers Buildingcommunity at York University a chance to do just that, but only until Nov. 27.

York has many great green spaces that have been documented in this fall’s successful #yorkufall tagging campaign.

Friendly groundhog at the east side of Lumbers Building

The qualitative five and 10 minute survey will help determine which naturalized areas of campus the community uses, how it uses them and why. In addition, the survey includes questions about wildlife sightings, such as migratory birds on campus, and what kind of changes, if any, the community would like to see with regards to the naturalized spaces on campus. Answers will be incorporated into Herridge’s final project – an urban forest restoration plan for Keele campus.

The goal of the restoration plan is to meet the needs of the planning and grounds departments with consideration of the community’s perspective. To create new enjoyable green spaces for students, staff and faculty, their input is absolutely necessary.

The comments collected from this survey have the potential to impact the development of more than green spaces for the entire campus.

Fill out the survey to have your say.