Category Archives: Environment

Environmental Initiatives Meeting – February 21

Interested in learning about and contributing to environmental initiatives in Champlain Park? Meet with the Environment Committee on Thursday, February 21 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM at the Field House. We will discuss the steps we can take together to foster sustainable living in a healthy urban environment, including:

  1. Planting ground cover and shrubs in conjunction with the removal of invasive species in selected spaces in the Champlain Woods
  2. Butterfly Garden in the Champlain Woods
  3. Community flower beds at Champlain Park
  4. Options for planting street trees
  5. Other items

Parliament Hill Elm Tree – February 10

Learn about the heritage elm tree at risk on Parliament Hill

What: Public event to hear about the unique features of a heritage elm tree at risk on Parliament Hill

When: Sunday February 10, 2019, 2:30 p.m. — 3:20 p.m.

Where: Elm tree located east of Centre Block on Parliament Hill

Who:

  • Representatives of the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital
  • Owen Clarkin, chair of conservation committee, Ottawa Field Naturalists Club

Come to a gathering at the base of the elm tree to learn from Owen Clarkin’s extensive knowledge of native trees and about what the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital and other groups are doing to press for protection of a heritage elm on Parliament Hill.

Background on this issue: http://greenspace-alliance.ca/index.php/threats/tree-protection-in-the-parliamentary-precinct/
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Report on January 17th Environmental Initiatives Meeting

Report on Environmental Initiatives Meeting – January 17

The Environment Committee of the Champlain Park Community Association met with interested residents at the Field House on Thursday, January 17. There were 16 people at the meeting engaged in informative discussions and amicable debates about steps we are taking together to foster sustainable living in a healthy urban environment (the Committee mission). Follow this link to the Environment Committee page for detail.

Daniel Buckles and Adrian Bradley, Co-chairs, Environment Committee

Environmental Initiatives Meeting – January 17

Interested in learning about and contributing to environmental initiatives in Champlain Park? Meet with us on Thursday, January 17 from 7-9 PM at the Field House. We will discuss the steps we can take together to foster sustainable living in a healthy urban environment, including:

  • Rehabilitation of the “Little Woods” (Patricia and Clearview northeast corner lot)
  • Discuss extension and widening of the existing trail between Carleton, Northwestern and the Remic Rapids Woods
  • Rehabilitation of selected sections of the Champlain Woods (invasive species, tree planting)
  • City’s plan for the Northwestern median
  • Options for planting street trees
  • Update on the Pontiac Street closure
  • The Planters and potential for community garden.

Convened by Daniel Buckles and Adrian Bradley, Co-Chairs, Environment Committee of the Champlain Park Community Association.

Environmental Initiatives Meeting – January 17

Interested in learning about and contributing to environmental initiatives in Champlain Park? Meet with us on Thursday, January 17 from 7-9 PM at the Field House. We will discuss street trees, wooded areas in Champlain Park and along the edge of the community, the Park extension and other steps we can take together to foster sustainable living in a healthy urban environment.

Daniel Buckles and Adrian Bradley, Co-Chairs, Environment Committee of the Champlain Park Community Association.

Bird Count – Sunday

Subject: K9: Bird count this Sunday

2018 marks the 100th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The CBC is a census of birds in the Western Hemisphere, and is conducted by volunteers. This year’s count will be on Sunday, December 16. The count involves monitoring your bird feeder and counting the birds that come by. Participants will be given a checklist and are asked to report the numbers at noon and final numbers at the end of the day.

Gillian Koh, Hintonburg Community Association board member, will be administering the CBC for the Kitchissippi. If you would like to participate, please email her at gillian.a.koh@gmail.com.

https://www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/cbc/

Halifax Urban Trees Video

Subject: Fwd: [CANUFNET] Short video about the importance of trees from Halifax, NS
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 21:48:55 -0500
From: Heather Pearl <hpearl2012@gmail.com>

Dare I say that this five minute video is worth a thousand words?

Heather

From: David Foster via CANUFNET <canufnet@list.web.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 at 15:19
Subject: [CANUFNET] Short video about the importance of trees from Halifax, NS

Hi CANUFNET folks,

A collaboration between the Halifax Regional Municipality and PLANifax, a local group of planning enthusiasts/students/videographers has produced a new video about the importance of trees to urban environments. Share widely to help spread the word about the unsung heroes of our cities! Thanks for your help getting it out.

YouTube: Trees of all Trades (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyXDjOamDj8)

Regards,

David Foster

David E. Foster, BSc, MREM
PhD Student
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
e: david.foster@dal.ca
t: 902-880-8712