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The Poets’ Pathway

The Poets' Pathway

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The purpose of the Pathway is two-fold: it helps preserve greenspace in the nation’s capital; and it commemorates Canada’s ’Confederation Poets’ along the trail.

The Poets’ Pathway is a walking and biking trail approximately 35 kilometres long, much of it on already-existing walking paths through Ottawa. It runs from Britannia Bay beach along Pinecrest Creek and Nepean Creek, crosses the Rideau River and ends north of the Ottawa River in Beechwood Cemetery, where some of the poets lie.

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Heritage Ottawa Walking Tours – 2018

Heritage Ottawa Walking Tours - 2018

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Heritage Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal June to October

Objective:

Our 2018 Walking Tour Season begins on June 10 and continues to October 14.

Stroll through some of Ottawa’s most interesting neighbourhoods with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer Tour Guides. Whether you’re a long-time resident, a relative newcomer or a visitor to our city, you’re bound to discover a side of Ottawa that you never knew existed!

Upcoming Walking Tours – see https://heritageottawa.org/heritage-ottawa-walking-tours

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Forest Wellness Walks – It’s all in the experience

Forest Wellness Walks - It's all in the experience

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Forest Therapy Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Join an Upcoming Public Walks!

Come on your own or with a friend or loved one. Our walks are in “near nature” — mostly within the urban boundaries of Ottawa-Gatineau. We also offer walks on the beautiful lands of Gaia Wellness Retreat near Wakefield, Quebec. Groups are generally about 8-16 people, and we ask you to pre-register. You do not need a high level of fitness for a walk, and some walks are on accessible trails.

Once you register, your guide will contact you with directions and let you know what to bring and how to dress, to be comfortable and safe.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm – Earth Path Field Walk – 2389 Pepin Court, Blackburn Hamlet (off Innes Rd.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — 6:30 to 8:30 pm — Summer Solstice Walk – Chipmunk and Beaver Trails in the Stony Swamp NCC Greenbelt — Parking Lot 8

Sunday, July 8, 2018 — 1:00 to 3:30 pm — Nature Wellness Walk for the Ottawa Field-Naturalists Club (OFNC) – Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa

Sunday, July 22, 2018 — 2:00 to 4:30 pm
Forest Rhythms, with Pulse! Rhythm and Wellness
Gaia Wellness Retreat, La Peche, Quebec (45 min. from downtown Ottawa)

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Heartbeet Farm – Watch Us Grow

Heartbeet Farm - Watch Us Grow

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Heartbeet Farm – CSA in Ottawa Valley

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

A small organic vegetable farm in the Ottawa Valley growing good food.

Heartbeet Farm is located on one acre of rented land at Our Farm CSA, a pastured sheep farm in Woodlawn, ON. Heartbeet vegetables are grown organically using a walk-behind tractor, sheep manure compost, and hand tools. We are not certified organic, but invite you to visit and see our practices for yourself.

Heartbeet Farm is situated on the traditional territories of the Algonquin people. As a settler, I commit to working the land in a way that builds the soil, increases biodiversity, and strengthens community.

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Bee Friendly Farming in Canada

Bee Friendly Farming in Canada

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Seeds of Diversity

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

More Native Plant Diversity = More Native Pollinator Diversity

Pollination Canada, a project of Seeds of Diversity, is proud to announce its participation in Bee Friendly Farming

Self-certification allows you to use this logo, indicating that your agricultural practices encourage and improve pollinator health

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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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