Category Archives: Environment

Jane’s Walk about Local Oak Trees – May 6

Debra Huron writes:

Hug one of our community’s heritage bur oaks this weekend as part of the city’s annual Jane’s Walk. Here are details http://www.janeswalkottawa.ca/walks/19820


We will visit six majestic bur oak trees that will be coming into leaf. Learn how Champlain Park ‘hood has managed to get a provincial designation for these heritage trees—to date, the only such designations in Ottawa. Discuss and strategize on ways to ensure heritage trees and all our natural heritage are recognized by the City of Ottawa as it reviews its tree by-law in 2018.

Forum Francophones des Parcs d’Ottawa 2018 – 5 Mai

Bonjour,

Je fais appel à vous et à votre association communautaire pour vous parler d’un programme élaboré par Ecology Ottawa et Park People : « Les Amis des Parcs ». Fondé par le gouvernement de l’Ontario,  « Les Amis des Parcs » a pour but d’assister les communautés francophones dans la célébration de leur culture ainsi que dans la mise en valeur des espaces verts et des parcs.

Ce week-end (voir les détails de l’événement ci-dessous et dans les pièces jointes), nous organisons notre premier forum francophone qui a pour but d’aider les résidents intéressés à obtenir toute l’aide nécessaire pour organiser un événement. Nous aborderons tous les sujets cruciaux pour la planification d’un événement, tels que la publicité autour de ce dernier, la levée de fond, ou encore le renforcement des capacités organisationnelles. Cet événement a lieu pour aider les personnes expérimentées comme les débutants.

Je suis persuadée qu’il y a de nombreux francophones au sein de votre communauté, et il serait formidable que vous les informiez de cette opportunité, et du programme en général. Nous vous serions grandement reconnaissants si vous pouviez communiquer autour de l’événement.
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Champlain Park Neighbourwoods Survey

Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park is a volunteer initiative to foster neighbourhood stewardship of the trees in Champlain Park. We’d like to know what you think about our first major result.
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Old Home Earth Day – April 21

Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:26:40 -0400
From: Debra Huron <debra@debrahuron.com>

Do you want to learn how to make your older home more ecologically friendly?

Come to this event at the Glebe Community Centre on Saturday April 21.

All the details are here https://www.ohede.ca/

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Debra Isabel Huron
http://www.debrahuron.com
Phone: 613 859-8049
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Purple Martin Birdhouse Volunteers

Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:45:43 -0500
From: DANIEL BUCKLES <dbuckles@sas2.net>

Handy volunteer needed! Fun activity!

The Environment Committee of the CPCA has acquired the Purple Martin birdhouse from the former Trailhead site on Scott Street (almost the only thing actually salvaged). Thanks Adrian!

We have also received support from the NCC to install the birdhouse in the NCC woods between our community and the river.

Two volunteers are needed to make all of this happen.
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Urban Tree Bylaw Meeting – March 3

From Daniel Buckles; main post is on the Environment Committee web site at https://urbanforestgreenspaces.wordpress.com/2018/02/25/urban-tree-conservation-by-law-review/


Come to a community meeting to develop and discuss citizen-led changes to the Urban Tree Conservation By-law.

[Protected Tree Bylaw Sign]

This by-law is important because it seeks to conserve larger trees on private property in the urban core. The City of Ottawa is undertaking a review of the bylaw this year. The meeting will provide residents with an opportunity to formulate ideas on how this by-law can better meet its objectives.
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Renewal Energy is here!

Please join us for – Renewal Energy is here!

A Friendly Reminder

Reduce your environmental footprint. Support a local business. Invest your money ethically. This meeting has it all!

Join us at the CPCA Fieldhouse (Cowley Avenue) on February 15 (Thursday) at 7 pm to hear from the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op how they contribute to building a local energy supply through smart investments.

The agenda is as follows:

6:50: Fieldhouse opens – beverages – coffee provided
7:00: Meeting starts with quick introduction
7:05: Presentation by David Mazur-Goulet from Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op
7:40: Question & Answers
8:30: Conclusion of meeting.
Please feel free to stick around and discuss further one on one
8:45: Fieldhouse closes