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Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference – “Back to Basics”

Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference –

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

Organization: Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF)

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in February – (Friday, February 22, 2019)

Objective:

The Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference is an annual event designed to educate and promote Best Management Practices to woodlot and private land owners. The yearly event allows participants to increase their knowledge and keep current on issues while encouraging sustainability.

Join us for the 32nd Kemptville Woodlot Conference as we get Back to Basics! This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Christian Messier, Professor of Forest Ecology and Urban Forestry & Scientific Director at ISFORT at the University of Quebec. Dr. Messier will address “How to Increase the Resiliency of your Woodlot in the Face of Climate Change AND Close Encounters of the Third Kind!”.

Keynote Address – Seeing the Forest for the Trees:
The Role of Woodlots in Ontario’s Environmental Strategies

Speaker: Warren Mabee, Director of the Institute for Energy
and Environmental Policy, Queen’s University

When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 8:00 – 4:00 pm

Where: North Grenville Municipal Complex, 285 County Road 44, Kemptville

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Meat or two veg? Find out your food’s climate footprint

Meat or two veg? Find out your food’s climate footprint

(Theme 5 – Food, Uncategorized)

Organization: UN Climate Change Conference 2018

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Avoiding meat and dairy products is one of the biggest ways to reduce your environmental impact, according to recent scientific studies.

But what is the difference between beef and chicken? Does a bowl of rice produce more climate warming greenhouse gases than a plate of chips? Is wine more environmentally friendly than beer?

To find out the climate impact of what you eat and drink, choose from one of the 34 items in our calculator and pick how often you have it.

How do your food choices impact on the environment?
Which food would you like?
How often do you have it?
Find out

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Christmas Bird Count for Kids – 2018 at Landon Bay, Thousand Island National Park

Christmas Bird Count for Kids - 2018 at Landon Bay, Thousand Island National Park

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Frontenac Arch Biosphere in partnership with Leeds Grenville Stewardship Council and others

Timeline for Completion: Saturday Dec 29, 2018 1-3 pm

Objective:

We invite the friends and families to join us for a brand new, winter adventure at Landon Bay. Help us grow the world of Citizen Science, as we learn the tricks of winter birding, from local Biosphere Bird Lovers.

Snacks for the Birds and for You are provided! Bring warm clothes, an adventurous spirit, and try your hand at snowshoeing too. FREE.

Location: Landon Bay Centre, Thousand Islands Pky 302, Gananoque, Ont.

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Slower, livelier, bike-friendly: Latest plans for Elgin Street ‘transformation’

Slower, livelier, bike-friendly: Latest plans for Elgin Street 'transformation'

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: 2019 – 2020

Objective:

The latest plans for a major redesign of Elgin Street reveal a downtown strip that’s livelier, more accessible and friendlier to cyclists.

Over one kilometre of Elgin Street between Gloucester Street and the Queen Elizabeth Driveway will be reduced from four lanes to two, with turning lanes. The sidewalks will be widened and parking reduced from 120 spaces to 90. The proposed south-facing view of Elgin Street near Waverley Street. The bollards and pavers indicate parking spots that could also be rented as patios for restaurants. Cyclists and cars will have to share a single lane for vehicular traffic in each direction and the priority is on traffic-calming measures and wide sidewalks.

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Remic Rapids Wetland Creation Project — Ottawa River

Remic Rapids Wetland Creation Project — Ottawa River

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

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) partnered with National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: 2019

Objective:

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) partnered with the National Capital Commission (NCC) to design and construct a small wetland adjacent to the Ottawa River. This new wetland is located close to Remic Rapids along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. The feature is 0.15 hectares and consists of a shallow basin that is a water supply for wildlife as well as amphibian breeding and bird foraging area. Volunteers and NGO community groups provided clean up and planting assistance. The wetland provides a unique and highly visible habitat feature along the National Capital Commission Ottawa River Pathway.

Benefits of the Project
•Altered elevations creates areas for more diverse aquatic and terrestrial plant life
•Provides new and enhanced habitat for wetland wildlife
•Provides quiet area for water fowl and shorebird nesting, rearing and feeding
•Installed woody structures creates more diverse habitat
•Installed sand and pea stone creates turtle nesting and basking areas
•Common buckthorn (invasive species) removal allowed for more native plant growth

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100 Trees for 100 Years

100 Trees for 100 Years

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Russell & District Horticultural Society

Timeline for Completion: 2019

Objective:

The Russell and District Horticultural Society is turning 100 years old in 2019! To help celebrate, and to look towards the next 100 years, RDHS wants to mark the occasion by helping to make our community greener!

Each RDHS member can buy one tree from Beyond the House at a reduced price. Beyond the House has a selection of trees and tall shrubs to choose from that are hardy, do well in our area and look beautiful.

Orders are being accepted now and will continue until March 31, 2019.

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11th Annual Living Locally Fair in Russell

11th Annual Living Locally Fair in Russell

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Russell & District Horticultural Society

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Event on 3rd Saturday in January

Objective:

The Living Locally Fair is back in 2019 with 110 exhibitors with plenty of great local wares and information. Mark you calendar now as you won’t want to miss it!

Exhibitors include local farmers who produce and market food locally, local producers who deal in organic, fair-trade or ecological products, organizations whose mandate is to provide education, training and advice relevant to “Living Locally” , and local public and private service providers that have goods and services that are environmentally friendly and support the environmental and social sustainability of our communities.

Date: Saturday, January 19th, 2019 9:30am to 4:00pm

Location:
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
1211 South Russell Road
Russell, Ontario

FREE to attend
Food Bank donations gratefully accepted

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Mark Your Calendar! – Kingston Seedy Saturday – Mar. 9, 2019

Mark Your Calendar! - Kingston Seedy Saturday - Mar. 9, 2019

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) – Growing our community seed heritage

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event on Mar. 9, 2019 10am to 3pm

Objective:

The Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) promotes responsible stewardship of our agricultural seed heritage in the Kingston Area.

Come celebrate local seeds! Learn how to save your own seeds, swap seeds with others and visit our local seed vendors-activities for the whole family!

Location:
LCVI High School,
153 Van Order Dr., Kingston, ON

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Ottawa Seedy Saturday – March 2, 2019 – 10am to 3pm

Ottawa Seedy Saturday - March 2, 2019 - 10am to 3pm

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Greta’s Organic Garden

Timeline for Completion: Sat. Mar. 2, 2019 – 10am to 3pm

Objective:

Seedy Saturdays are fun, inexpensive events where you can swap and exchange seeds, get exciting varieties that other seed savers are sharing (as well as the stories that come with them), attend workshops and talks, meet vendors and buy seeds from seed companies. Whether you are a first-time or master gardener, seed enthusiast or expert seed saver, there really is something for everyone.

Location: Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Beach,
102 Greenview Ave., Ottawa, ON

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Lanark Highlands Christmas Bird Count 2018

Lanark Highlands Christmas Bird Count 2018

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Event on Dec 30, 2018

Objective:

A tradition is continuing this holiday season as volunteers gear up for the 16th annual Lanark Highlands Christmas Bird Count.

Data from the count is sent to Bird Studies Canada, where it forms a definitive record of bird species in the area.

Four counts are taking place this year: near Carleton Place, Rideau Ferry, Pakenham, and the Lanark Highlands.

Each will cover a circular area with a radius of about 12 km, and each dedicates a single day to its count — the same day every year.

The Lanark Highlands Christmas Bird Count takes place on Dec. 30 and is open for volunteer registration.

If you know birds by sight or sound and would like to participate in this year’s count, please contact Marilyn Barnett to be added to her list for the December 30th, 2018 LHCBC.

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