Environmental Concerns & Park Month

From: Lea Scherer <lea.scherer@ecologyottawa.ca>
Subject: Environmental concerns & Park Month
Sent: Mon, Jan 15, 2018 2:15 pm

Hi Champlain Park Community Association,

Thank you for all that you do to make your community a better place. Ecology Ottawa, a local grassroots environmental organization, is planning a busy 2018 and we need your community association’s help.

Below, you will find two requests for action. We hope you can take the time to respond. We look forward to building a better Ottawa with your community’s help.

1. Can you tell us about the top three environmental concerns in your community?

Ecology Ottawa is reaching out to community associations across the city to better understand neighbourhood- and community-level environmental concerns. What are the environmental issues that are of utmost concern to you and the residents in your community?

Please email robb.barnes@ecologyottawa.ca with the top three environmental concerns in your community.

We will follow up with your email and provide options for deeper engagement on the issues identified. This is part of a broader community engagement strategy, with other components to roll out this spring.

2. Can your community association join us in Park Month (June 2018)?

In June 2018, Ecology Ottawa is kicking off a month-long celebration of Ottawa’s parks called Park Month. We will be helping Ottawa residents plan and execute events within their local greenspaces, with the goal of celebrate all that our parks do for us. Park Month will bring neighbours together, turn strangers into friends and reconnect our community to nature. We are searching for community associations, community groups, and/or residents who would be interested in participating. An event could be something as simple as a park clean-up or tree give-away, or as complex as a community festival or movie night. The only criteria is that it is a community organized event in greenspace. Ecology Ottawa will be able to assist communities with planning, advertising, and executing their Park Month event.

If your community already had an event planned in June, great! You don’t need to plan a whole different event to participate, just let us know you would like to be part of the Park Month movement and we will put you on the list.

Please let us know if you’d like to get involved by emailing velta.tomsons@ecologyottawa.ca