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Pine Grove – The National Capital Greenbelt

Pine Grove - The National Capital Greenbelt

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Located in the south end of Ottawa, Pine Grove offers 18.4 kilometres of hiking and cross-country ski trails, and 9.6 kilometres of trails for horseback riding ($). It’s also ideal for bike rides and picnics. Take a self-guided tour along the forestry interpretation trail (trail 43) and learn about tree types at the tree-identification arboretum. For dog lovers, this area is home to Conroy Pit, a popular off-leash dog park.

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Recreation in the Greenbelt

Recreation in the Greenbelt

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

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Greenbelt attracts 3.5 million visits each year and offers all kinds of outdoor, family-friendly activities:
hiking, picnicking, bird watching, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, off-leash dog parks, and toboggan hills

The Greenbelt features over 150 kilometres of recreational trails, which link to the Capital Pathway network, the Rideau Trail (Ottawa to Kingston) and the Trans Canada Trail. Once completed, the Greenbelt Pathway will be a continuous 56-kilometre recreational corridor extending from one side of the Greenbelt to the other.

Currently the Greenbelt has three recreational paths that are excellent for cycling, walking and running. They are:
Watts Creek Pathway, Greenbelt Pathway West, and Greenbelt Pathway East

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Agriculture in the Greenbelt

Agriculture in the Greenbelt

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

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Sustainable agriculture in the Greenbelt integrates environmental stewardship, economic profitability and social responsibility. The Greenbelt farming sector includes 5,400 hectares of good quality farmland. The land quality and the favourable climate mean that a wide variety of crops can be produced by Greenbelt farmers.

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Stony Swamp – The National Capital Greenbelt

Stony Swamp - The National Capital Greenbelt

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Stony Swamp, southwest of Ottawa, features a network of beaver ponds, wetlands and forests. This area offers over 40 kilometres of trails — more than in any other section of the Greenbelt. In addition, you will find wetland boardwalks and interpretive exhibits on geology and natural history.

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Southern Farm and Pinhey Forest – The National Capital Greenbelt

Southern Farm and Pinhey Forest - The National Capital Greenbelt

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

This conservation area in the Greenbelt contains a unique natural feature: Ottawa’s only inland sand dune complex. The Pinhey sand dune complex extends from Woodroffe Avenue just south of the Nepean Sportsplex to the Grenfell Crescent and Burnbank Street intersection. The vegetation in Pinhey Forest was established on old post-glacial sand dunes. This unique ecosystem is home to a number of plant and animal species that can only live in well-drained, open areas with exposed, fine-grained sand.

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National Tree Day – Annual Event in September

National Tree Day - Annual Event in September

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Tree Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Annual Event in September

Objective:

National Tree Day serves as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us – clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature.

National Tree Day takes place on the Wednesday of National Forest Week in September. The next National Tree Day will be on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

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NOKIA Sunday Bikedays!

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays!

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

Organization: The National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays will take place Sunday mornings, from May 21 to September 3, 2017. Over 50 kilometres of parkways in Ottawa and Gatineau Park are open for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and walkers.

Experience the beauty of Canada’s Capital Region in a fun and environmentally friendly way. Take the parkways and cycle along the Rideau Canal or the Ottawa River, or through beautiful Gatineau Park.

The program is sponsored by NOKIA, and runs mainly through the support of volunteers.

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Smart Greens – Network of Local Farmers

Smart Greens - Network of Local Farmers

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Smart Greens – Always Local

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2014 Ongoing

Objective:

We’re building a network of local, indoor hydroponic farmers across Canada and the United States that grow fresh greens right where you live. This helps reduce food miles, increases food security in your region and ensures your money supports a local grower in your community.

Smart Greens is a company that only sells greens within 100km of where they are grown. We’re eliminating food miles from your diet and you support a local farmer when you buy our greens.

Smart Greens is a network of indoor farmers across Canada. Currently operating in Cornwall, ON with new locations coming online shortly.

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Renfrew Farmers’ Market! – Fresh Local Food

Renfrew Farmers’ Market! - Fresh Local Food

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Renfrew Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Est. 1972 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Located at the Renfrew Fairgrounds in Renfrew, Ontario in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, we offer a variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, maple syrup, meats, baking and crafts from May to Thanksgiving Weekend!

Hours are 8:00am – 12:00pm every Saturday morning (May to Thanksgiving)

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Retro-Rides.ca Bikes – A new approach to vintage & classic bikes

Retro-Rides.ca Bikes - A new approach to vintage & classic bikes

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Retro-Rides.ca Bikes

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Preserve, Build, Restore, Customize, and Renew – our goal is to get vintage bikes, that would otherwise be destroyed or left rusty and dusty in some old barn, garage or basement, back on the roads.

Bikes are the original green machine

We are conveniently located at 65 Sparks St. right downtown… we are so excited to have this great location.

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