We tend to think about natural ecosystems as being in uninhabited areas far away from where we live. However, even in dense urban areas there are important natural habitats that can be significantly improved with community support. Here are some examples of worthwhile natural ecosystem projects that enhance environmental values in both populated and unpopulated areas:
Next time you are out for a stroll through your neighbourhood or on a day hike in the wilderness, look for land areas that could be turned into natural ecosystem meccas with a little love. You may be surprised how many you find.