Neighbourhood Tree Canopy Regeneration
Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES) oversees a network of eight community associations: Glebe, Hintonburg, Greater Avalon, Blackburn Hamlet, Champlain Park, Old Ottawa East, Alta Vista, and Queensway Terrace North. Our common goals are to build our capacity to engage with you and other residents interested in regenerating the urban tree canopy in our neighbourhoods. Funding to launch the network comes from the City of Ottawa (Community Environmental Projects Grant Program).
Champlain Park has been blessed with treed streets and backyards ever since the neighbourhood was established in the early 1900s. This began to change in the late 2000s when infill development began to transform the neighbourhood, one house and one tree at a time. The Champlain Park Community Association works diligently with developers and private property owners to find ways to reduce the impact of re-development on the neighbourhood tree canopy. It also supports local initiatives, such as the Champlain Oaks Project, which take action to protect and enhance native plant and animal biodiversity in the neighbourhood. Partnering with the CAFES Neighbourhood Tree Canopy project is an exciting new chapter.
Meet the Team
Just visit the champlainpark.org web site to find out more. In particular, the overall plan (a kind of mission statement) may be useful.
This is a project of the Champlain Park Community Association, in partnership with the CAFES neighbourhood tree canopy network.