Calling all Green Thumbs

Woodland Restoration Projects:

Join your neighbours in the rehabilitation of the Champlain Woods. This year we are planting native ground cover and shrubs from a list created especially for Champlain Park by the University of Ottawa Plant Science Laboratory and the Fletcher Wildlife Garden. We hope to gradually displace the invasive species such as buckthorn and shift the plant diversity in the woods towards native trees and understory shrubs and ground cover.

If you have any of the plants on the list and would like to donate seeds or potted plants, please contact Catherine Shearer ( or Daniel Buckles ( or Adrian Bradley (

[List and Charts of Local Plants]
2019-04-10 Champlain Woods List of Native plants and shrubs.pdf

The list of native plants and shrubs can also be found on the Champlain Park website by doing a Search on “Calling all Green Thumbs” or even just “Green Thumb”

We will keep you posted on other needs for volunteers and donations in the coming weeks.