Log your steps online and Conservation Halton will plant trees to improve watershed health.
Halton Hikes is not only a great guide to some of the best hiking trails in Ontario’s Greenbelt, it’s also a recipe to become more physically active while helping improve the environment at the same time. The Footsteps for Trees program is a fun way for families and individuals to track their steps while hiking in nearby parks and conservation areas. Participants count their steps while hiking and cross country skiing, with the use of a pedometer which is included with the guidebook. A pedometer is a pager-sized device worn on your belt that records the number of steps you take based on your body movements. When specific target levels of steps are reached, Conservation Halton will plant trees to increase forest cover in the watershed and to reduce global warming. The more steps you take, the better your health and the health of our ecosystem becomes. The trail descriptions in the guidebook include average step counts for each trail along with a tracking section to record your footsteps. When you reach 10,000 steps (about three hours of hiking) and submit your results online, Conservation Halton will plant a tree to improve watershed health. You can log your footsteps online here to see how many trees have been planted by way of the Footsteps for Trees program.
The more steps you take, the better your health and the health of our ecosystem becomes.