Category Archives: Urban Forest Green Spaces

A group of neighbours is working on learning more about our local trees and improving nearby forests. See their web site at https://urbanforestgreenspaces.wordpress.com/ for details about their projects.

Benefits of our Forest

From: DANIEL BUCKLES <dbuckles@sas2.net>
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:03:32 -0500

Just three blocks of trees in Champlain Park bring an annual flow of financial benefits to residents of $41,924 (using the USDA Forestry Services i-Tree benefits calculator). Imagine the flow of benefits of all the trees in the neighbourhood!

The Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park tree inventory has produced two interesting infographics, showing the size and diversity of trees, and the financial benefits to residents in the form of energy saved, storm water filtered, air quality improved, and carbon stored. Check it out, and save by saving our trees!

[Tree Mapping Poster of our Neighbourhood]

Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park – June 10

Spring has finally arrived and the leaves on the trees have come out enough so we can identify the trees and we can once again build the NeighbourWoods survey/inventory. This process will help the community learn about the wonderful resource we have, and the many benefits the urban canopy bring to the neighbourhood.
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Walk in the woods with naturalist Owen Clarkin – April 22 – Reminder

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Join naturalist Owen Clarkin for a walk through the Champlain Woods and various streets to learn how to identify trees when there are no leaves present.

When:    22 April –  rain or shine
Time:     10 am – noon
Where:  Champlain Park Fieldhouse
Event organized by: Catherine Shearer

Refreshments at the Fieldhouse following the walk where Owen will continue to answer questions.

Walk in the woods with naturalist Owen Clarkin – April 22

Winter seems to be going, coming back, going … but eventually the buds on the trees will swell and spring WILL arrive. To enhance your appreciation of our urban forest and as a kick-off activity for Champlain Park’s environment activities, join naturalist Owen Clarkin for a walk through the Champlain Woods and various streets to learn how to identify trees when there are no leaves present.

When:    22 April –  rain or shine
Time:     10 am – noon
Where:  Champlain Park Fieldhouse
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Champlain Park – Parkland Expansion project – moving forward

<snippet source from:> November 20, 2016  Jeff Leiper -Kitchissippi Ward Newsletter #72 Moving forward with next steps on potential Pontiac closure     Over the past couple of months, we’ve heard a lot of feedback on whether to press ahead … Continue reading

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Community Meeting – Champlain Park Urban Forest and Green Spaces

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Urban Forest and Green Spaces When:   Thursday, November 17, 2016 Time:     7 pm to 9 pm Where: Champlain Park Fieldhouse Learn about recent efforts to foster a healthy urban forest and green space in Champlain Park: Community mapping of … Continue reading

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Friendly Reminder – Tree Planting – September 17, 18

Hope you can make it! Come plant trees in the NCC forest, Sept 17-18. The National Capital Commission and community groups in Champlain Park have struck an agreement to foster a healthy forest between Pontiac Ave and the Parkway. In … Continue reading