Archive | June, 2015

Earth Day Workshop and Presentations 2015

Here are Ecology and Tree Ottawa’s Workshops and Presentation Slide Shows from Earth Day 2015: Ecology Ottawa Earth Day Workshop 2015 Presentation King_Tree Ottawa Earth Day Presentation

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CFB Rockcliffe Community Tree Conservation needs ideas on how to enforce construction regulations!

The former CFB Rockcliffe Community Design Plan (CDP) is proposing a document to be given to the City of Ottawa which will help to ensure green space is being respected by construction workers when they build. They will be presenting the material to the Planning and Development Committee for approval. Al Crosby of National Capital […]

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Tree Ottawa is invited to attend Budget Primer Session – June 24. 2015 — 7:30 pm City Hall

Ecology Ottawa and Tree Ottawa Team are welcome to attend the City’s first-ever one-hour budget primer session on how Ottawa spends.City Treasurer, Marian Simulik and Deputy City Treasurer, Isabelle Jasmine will host this one-hour budget session for City Staff, members of public and media.They designed the Budget Primer to explain both ​how Ottawa spends and […]

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Trend-Arlington Community requests that the City Protect white pine forest from re-zoning

Trend-Arlington Community Association in has made an effort to petition the City of Ottawa to protect the 100 year old white pine forest that surrounds the community in west end. The City has considered corner lot re-zoning for this outer urban area of Arlington Woods. As James O’Grady, president of the Trend Arlington Community Association […]

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Let’s Depave Paradise!

This Saturday, June 20th Ecology Ottawa will be kicking off the 2015 Depave Paradise Ottawa event in partnership with St. Anthony Catholic School and with the help of an enthusiastic group of volunteers. The project includes the depaving of up to 100m2 of asphalt at the school in order to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse […]

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David Art School students create beautiful outdoor installation about Emerald Ash Borer damage

Students at the Davis Art School have created a one of a kind art piece in Hampton Park on Island Park Drive about the destruction of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle. The beetle invades ash trees and untimately leads to their death. Ottawa has a very large infestation of these pests and has lost a […]

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The Pope Releases Letter on Environmental Protection

Pope Francis has officially released his Encyclical on the environment, “On the Care of our Common Home”. The letter details a moral message to teach individuals and governments worldwide about climate change and poverty and how those are connected. He urgently hope that change will take place. He believes it is our ethical responsibility as […]

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Tree Enthusiasts Needed for the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

Calling all tree enthusiasts! Tree Ottawa is looking for volunteers to help spread the word about Tree Ottawa at The 22nd annual Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival on June 25, 26, 27 and 28. Tree Ottawa will be at the Dragon Boat festival all four days encouraging people to sign the Tree Petition and […]

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City of Ottawa’s new Protocol to educate builders and protect wildlife. The City needs comments by June 19, 2015

The City of Ottawa has drafted a new “Wildlife Construction Protocol” to protect natural habitats around construction and building sites. If put into place, builders will have to take into consideration the wildlife surrounding their site to minimize the damage to nature. While still in the works, the City’s Natural Systems Planner, Amy MacPherson has […]

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Stittsville high school students help to care for 100-year-old woodland

The Kemp Woodland is getting some much needed care thanks to students at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville.The Students, along with the guidance of their Grade 11 Environmental Science teacher, Glenn Carr will partner with the Ottawa Stewardship Council (OSC) and The City of Ottawa to help protect the 100 year old cedar […]

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