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Number of Projects: 319

My Green Neighbourhood – Tree-planting map for Old Aylmer

My Green Neighbourhood - Tree-planting map for Old Aylmer

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Aylmer Village Residents’ Association, APICA, and City of Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: November, 2019

Objective:

This project aims to map the neighbourhood in order to identify the areas that can be reforested, as well as the type of trees that can be planted there, depending on soil quality.

A special event to present this mapping and launch the reforestation project will be held in November, led by Pascal Samson and his team of experts.

The municipally-funded project will make trees available to residents to purchase at a reduced price of between eight and twenty dollars each.

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Cycling in the City of Ottawa

Cycling in the City of Ottawa

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: 2019

Objective:

Flora Footbridge
The Flora Footbridge officially opened for use on 28 June 2019. In the four full months since opening, over 330,000 active transportation trips have been recorded by people crossing the Rideau Canal in this location.

Bank Street Underpass
Another project completed earlier this summer is the underpass of Bank Street along the Rideau River Eastern Pathway. For people walking and biking along the pathway, this underpass provides an alternative route that by-passes the intersection of Bank Street and Riverside Drive intersection.

Cycling and Light Rail, New Routes
With the opening of O-Train Line 1, cyclists are welcome to park at Line 1 and Line 2 stations and use the train and bus connections to extend their trip, or to take their bike on-board the train.

Nepean Trail
Residents in central Nepean now have a new low stress cycling route that can be used as an alternative to busy Merivale Road between Baseline Road and Woodfield Drive. The 5 kilometre long Nepean Trail alternates between buffered bike lanes, quiet side streets and multi-use pathways and forms the eastern part of a longer 12 kilometre route leading towards the western Greenbelt.

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City of Life: Rediscovering Nature in Your Own Backyard

City of Life: Rediscovering Nature in Your Own Backyard

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada

Timeline for Completion: November 5, 2019

Objective:

Nature Talks!

In Canadian cities like ours, it can be easy to overlook the nature in our own backyards. Join us for an evening of conversation and insight from scientists, artists and thought leaders, to learn why rediscovering nature in our cities can change the quality of our urban lives and the future of biodiversity conservation across Canada.

Date: Nov. 5, 2019 Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Presentation begins at 7 p.m.

Location: Ottawa Art Gallery, Alma Duncan Salon, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, ON

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City of Ottawa to upgrade biogas-to-energy at sewage treatment plant

City of Ottawa to upgrade biogas-to-energy at sewage treatment plant

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: 2024

Objective:

A project to upgrade the biogas-to-energy system at the City of Ottawa’s sewage plant was approved by council.

The city will replace aging “cogeneration” engines that convert methane into electricity. There are three engines at the Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre that produce electricity for part of the plant, but city will replace them with more powerful engines and add a fourth one.

Envari Energy Solutions will be contracted to manage the project. Envari is a company of Hydro Ottawa, whose sole shareholder is the City of Ottawa.

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Steve MacLean Park Reopens

Steve MacLean Park Reopens

(Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Fall 2019

Objective:

Over the last year, staff from the City’s Infrastructure Services branch coordinated the revitalisation work of the park, ensuring accessibility features and lots of fun additions were incorporated into the space-themed design. Play amenities include: spacecraft spring toys, planets of the solar system, space pods, swings and a new rotating Astro web climber. Glow-in-the-dark stones have been embedded in the pathway near the structure to simulate the Milky Way. New trees were also planted in the park!

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Transforming Ontario’s Food Systems Together

Transforming Ontario's Food Systems Together

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Sustain Ontario – the Alliance for Healthy Food and Farming

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2008 – Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission is to provide coordinated support for productive, equitable and sustainable food and farming systems that support the health and wellbeing of all people in Ontario, through collaborative action.

Sustain Ontario is a province-wide, cross-sectoral alliance that promotes healthy food and farming.

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Hidden Harvest – Pick, Share, and Take Good Care

Hidden Harvest - Pick, Share, and Take Good Care

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Hidden Harvest Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2012 – Ongoing

Objective:

Reveal, harvest and share the fruit and nuts around Ottawa.

Through volunteer-led harvests, educational programs, and partnerships, we seek to make good use of local food and inspire community members to steward the bounty growing in their neighbourhood.

There is local food that could be put to good use.

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Ottawa River paddle and hike up the sacred cliff known as Oiseau Rock

Ottawa River paddle and hike up the sacred cliff known as Oiseau Rock

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: The Ottawa River Institute and Ottawa Riverkeeper

Timeline for Completion: Saturday September 7 ~ 9:30 am (from Sheenboro Quebec)

Objective:

This is a wonderful opportunity to see a beautiful part of the Ottawa River and have a guided tour of Oiseau Rock, sacred rock art site of the Anishinabek Algonquin People.

There is a beautiful view from on top of the cliff of the Ottawa River and environs. We will be paddling with our friends from Ottawa Riverkeeper and the Bonnechere River Watershed Project.

Our guide, Joann McCann has invited us to launch our kayaks and canoes from her home near Sheenboro Quebec. From there it is a 5 kilometre paddle to the base of the cliff and about a 20 minute hike to the top. Please bring your canoe or kayak, safety gear and a lunch.

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Reptile and Amphibian Recovery and Education (R.A.R.E)

Reptile and Amphibian Recovery and Education (R.A.R.E)

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Thousand Islands National Park in Mallorytown

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Thousand Islands National Park is home to a unique mixture of reptile and amphibian species, ten of which are at risk. To ensure these amazing species will survive for generations to come, the park has created the R.A.R.E. project. This project involves two key components: species recovery and public education.

About 80 turtle hatchlings incubated at the Thousand Islands National Park in Mallorytown were released Thursday (Aug 29) with kids from a nearby nature camp enlisted to help.

This spring, National Park staff carefully collected nearly 250 eggs and put them into an incubator. Over the past few months, several of the turtles have hatched and were ready to be released into the wild this week.

“Projects like this that really engage the public and get them involved with protecting turtles on their own land and helping turtles in other ways is super important not only to protect turtle populations in the park but also through all of Ontario” said park ecologist Josh Van Wieren.

The initiative is part of the reptile and amphibian recovery and education (R.A.R.E) project that has a goal of protecting the turtle population while also educating the public. Other eggs continue to hatch and will also be released.

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Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST) – City of Ottawa

Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST) – City of Ottawa

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Start 2016 and Operational in fall 2020

Objective:

The Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST) is one of the most important projects of the Ottawa River Action Plan (ORAP), which is the City of Ottawa’s roadmap to protect the Ottawa River for future generations.

The CSST will greatly reduce the frequency of sewage overflows during storms from entering the Ottawa River, and will help protect the river. These tunnels will hold up to 43,000m3 of sewer overflow during major rainfalls, the equivalent capacity of approximately 18 Olympic sized pools. Once rainfall has subsided, this water will then be treated and returned safely to the Ottawa River.

The CSST project is a $232.3 million investment and part of the Ottawa River Action Plan. Funding is being provided by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and the City of Ottawa. The Government of Canada and Province of Ontario are each providing $62.09 million. In addition, the City has committed $108 million.

The CSST is about 85-percent complete, with a rollout date of fall 2020.

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