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Macoun Marsh – preserving biodiversity

Macoun Marsh - preserving biodiversity

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

Organization: Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Started 2004 Ongoing

Objective:

Located in the southeast section of Beechwood Cemetery, the Macoun Marsh is a unique urban wetland named after John Macoun, a pioneering Canadian naturalist buried at Beechwood. To date, over 1,200 wildlife species have been recorded at Macoun Marsh.

The magnetic attraction of the Marsh as a unique teaching tool started in earnest in 2004. Led by science teacher Michael Léveillé, students attending the St. Laurent Academy and Jean Vanier Catholic School began to visit, photograph and document the many natural wonders of the Marsh. In so doing they not only captured local attention, but the notice of the international community.

Pinegrove Productions created an educational film about the Marsh, and the Marsh spawned a number of biodiversity-related high-profile projects and events. Students from St Laurent Academy have visited various countries, including Sweden and Japan, where they have promoted the Marsh and the importance of preserving biodiversity.

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Mark your Calendar! Fall Colours Hike to Blueberry Mountain

Mark your Calendar! Fall Colours Hike to Blueberry Mountain

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT)

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in Fall

Objective:

Each year the MMLT offers its annual Fall Colours Nature Walk at this lovely 1250-acre wilderness property known as cliffLAND. The Clifford Family entered into a conservation easement agreement with the Land Trust in 2009 to permanently preserve this wilderness area which had already become a haven for tourists.

Date: October 14, 2018, 10:00 am to 2 pm
Location: 502 Hills of Peace Rd, Lanark, ON

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Macoun Field Club – Connecting the child with the wild

Macoun Field Club - Connecting the child with the wild

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

Organization: Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club

Timeline for Completion: Started 1948 Ongoing

Objective:

The Macoun Field Club is for children and youth from ages 8 to 18. It has been bringing kids into first-hand contact with nature and with people who are dedicated to the study of nature for 65 years. It is sponsored by the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club. There are no fees.

Indoor meetings take place at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden building beside the Experimental Farm’s arboretum (Building no. 138). Meetings start at 10 a.m. and wrap up between 11:30 a.m. and noon. Field trips take place on alternate Saturdays and typically run about 5 hours (sometimes with the option to attend only the part before or after noon). We go to wild places in Ottawa’s western Greenbelt (Stony Swamp) and Lanark County (the Pakenham Hills).

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Community sown, Naturally grown, Right in your backyard

Community sown, Naturally grown, Right in your backyard

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Backyard Edibles

Timeline for Completion: Started 2015 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

THE URBAN FARM

Our farm is anything but typical.

Embedded in the communities it feeds, Backyard Edibles transforms underused residential space into productive market gardens. With clusters of plots within a given neighbourhood, our farm not only grows fresh, healthy produce but sows positive relationships between people around ideas of community, sustainability and land use.

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The Natural Step – Sustainable Communities Program

The Natural Step - Sustainable Communities Program

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

Organization: The Natural Step Canada

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1996 Ongoing

Objective:

ACCELERATING CHANGE
This definition of sustainability is concrete and understandable for everyone. The Natural Step’s approach creates a shared language so that we may work together for effective and desirable change. The processes and tools facilitate action so that we can more quickly achieve true sustainability together.

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From the Heart of the Land to the Heart of the City – Ottawa’s Farmer’s Market (4 locations)

From the Heart of the Land to the Heart of the City - Ottawa's Farmer's Market (4 locations)

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Ottawa Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Started in 2006 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is a producer-run organization that features vendors from an area 100 kilometres of Ottawa, including more Savour Ottawa certified growers than any other market.

Lansdowne Park – Ottawa
Sundays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, starting May 6, 2018
Aberdeen Square, Lansdowne Park

Byron Park – Westboro
Saturdays – May 12 to October 27, 2018 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Linear Park between Richmond Road, Golden, Byron, and Broadview Avenues.

Ray Friel Center – Orleans
Thursdays 12 noon – 6 pm starting May 25, 2018
Ray Friel Recreation Complex – Tenth Line Road

Riverside Market – South Ottawa
Sundays, starting June 3, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Riverview Park and Ride, 650 Earl Armstrong Road.

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Whaleback Woodland Reserve

Whaleback Woodland Reserve

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

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust’s (MMLT) and Friends of the Carp Hills

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

At 15.7 acres it is Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust’s (MMLT) smallest land acquisition to date, but the Whaleback Woodland Reserve is hugely important to the protection of the Carp Hills. Strategically located adjacent to over 200 acres of conservation forest woodlands owned by the City of Ottawa, it increases the area of protected interior forest and wetlands in this important designated candidate Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI). MMLT hopes that the landowner’s donation will encourage other landowners who appreciate the natural landscape in the Carp Hills to consider long term protection options for their ecologically sensitive lands.

The Friends of the Carp Hills will be assisting MMLT by providing stewardship and monitoring of the Reserve.

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Landfill Gas-to-Energy Generating Facilities

Landfill Gas-to-Energy Generating Facilities

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Energy Ottawa in partner with Integrated Gas Recovery Services Inc.

Timeline for Completion: Completed 2007 Ongoing

Objective:

Energy Ottawa’s landfill gas-to-energy generating plants turn methane gas into renewable energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing electricity to consumers at the same time.

Both of our landfill plants are owned and operated in partnership with Integrated Gas Recovery Services.

Trail Road Landfill Gas-Energy Generating Facility – Operating since 2007
◦Generating over 40,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy each year
◦Producing enough electricity for 6,000 homes
◦Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 180,000 tonnes

Moose Creek Gas-Energy Landfill Generating Facility – Operating since 2013
◦Generating over 4.2 megawatts of renewable energy each year
◦Producing enough electricity for 4,000 homes
◦Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 100,000 tonnes

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Disposal of Hazardous Waste – 2018

Disposal of Hazardous Waste - 2018

(Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.

To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depots for City of Ottawa residents only.

Information on the 2018 one-day Household Hazardous Waste depots dates and locations are posted on the website. The depot hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April through October.

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Gardening for Bees (and other pollinators)

Gardening for Bees (and other pollinators)

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Hintonburg Community Association

Timeline for Completion: Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 10 am

Objective:

HCA is excited to bring the community a talk by Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton. As gardening weather is beginning, come and learn what to plant to attract bees and other pollinators.

Bees are our most important pollinators. Many bee species are declining, mainly because of habitat loss. You can make a difference by creating a bee-friendly space in your garden or patio. Julianne Labreche has been a Master Gardener for nearly a decade, and is passionate about pollinator gardens. Julianne often speaks to communities and groups about gardening for bees. Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton is a group of volunteers in the Ottawa area. They are experienced gardeners who have studied horticulture and continue to upgrade our skills through technical training. With this training and education, they provide unbiased horticultural advice and expertise to home gardeners.

Location: Hintonburg Community Centre, 1040 Wellington Street W, Ottawa

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