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Kemptville’s Community Forest – Hike ~ Bike ~ Ski ~ Ride ~ Enjoy!

Kemptville's Community Forest - Hike ~ Bike ~ Ski ~ Ride ~ Enjoy!

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

Organization: Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre (FFFC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Ferguson Forest Centre includes 800 acres of forested Crown land, with many kilometres of multi-purpose trails. The forest is home to an abundant variety of wildlife, including rabbits, deer, porcupines, foxes, squirrels, skunks, snakes, frogs, many species of birds, and much more!

Located near downtown Kemptville in the Municipality of North Grenville, the FFC is bordered by County Road 43 to the south, the South Branch of the Rideau River (also known as Kemptville Creek) to the east, the Rideau River to the north and County Road 44 to the west.

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Kanata Nordic Ski Club – helps make Ottawa Winters more fun for the whole family

Kanata Nordic Ski Club - helps make Ottawa Winters more fun for the whole family

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

Organization: Wesley Clover Parks

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Established in 1979, Kanata Nordic now calls Wesley Clover Parks home with a growing trail-network for all skiers to enjoy. Cross country skiing is a great way to get out and get active during the winter months and is a sport the whole family can enjoy together

Kanata Nordic is dedicated to promoting lifelong activity, fitness and enjoyment of the outdoors through a variety of cross-country ski programs offered in a friendly club setting. The club is a member of Cross Country Ontario and its programs are based on Cross Country Canada’s skills development model. Make your winter more fun with Kanata Nordic!

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SJAM Winter Trail – welcoming a diversity of users

SJAM Winter Trail - welcoming a diversity of users

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

Organization: Westboro Beach Community ….. a green and active living Ottawa neighbourhood

Project Start Date: Started Feb 2016 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Creating and maintaining groomed winter trails along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway from Westboro Beach to the War Museum in Ottawa.

A groomed multi-use winter trail along the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) multi-use pathway (MUP) promotes active living and provides access to the Ottawa River shoreline, welcoming a diversity of users, whether they are walking, on skis, snowshoes or a snow bike. The salt-free trail will respect environmental sensitivities unique to the river shoreline.

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Sustainable Development Strategy, 2018-2023

Sustainable Development Strategy, 2018-2023

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The NCC Sustainable Development Strategy is our road map to continue building a greener Capital Region.

The NCC’s Sustainable Development Strategy, 2018–2023, provides a focused and innovative agenda for environmental leadership in Canada’s Capital Region, and serves as an overarching element to be included in all of the NCC’s plans, strategies, policies and operations. It reflects the NCC’s commitment to working with its partners, stakeholders and the public to continue building a greener and more sustainable Capital Region together.

Not only does this strategy aim to protect our natural and cultural heritage, it will also contribute to improving the health and well-being of all residents and visitors in the National Capital Region. It aligns with three important federal and international initiatives: the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, the Greening Government Strategy and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Commissioners Park

Commissioners Park

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

Organization: National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Commissioners Park in Ottawa is home to the Capital’s most dazzling display of tulips.

Follow the winding pathways, and take in the explosion of colour in gardens filled with over 300,000 tulips.

In summer, the tulips are replaced by thousands of annual flowers, which create beautiful scenic views with Dows Lake in the background.

Located at the corner of Preston Street and the Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Commissioners Park extends over 8.95 hectares. It was built from the 1920s to 1950s on the site of a former lumberyard owned by J.R. Booth.

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Leamy Lake Park

Leamy Lake Park

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Opened in 1961, Leamy Lake Park in Gatineau is the largest urban park in Canada’s Capital Region.

It occupies 174 hectares on Fournier Boulevard in the Hull sector, and is accessible by the Leamy Lake Pathway.

Leamy Lake Park contains important archaeological sites, revealing that people occupied this area as early as 5,000 to 6,000 years ago. The northern section of the park is also an exceptional site for birdwatching, where more than 30 species of birds have been observed.

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Jacques-Cartier Park – Sense of Place

Jacques-Cartier Park - Sense of Place

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – All seasons

Objective:

Jacques-Cartier Park, located on Laurier Street in Gatineau, extends over 22.68 hectares, and offers breathtaking views of the Ottawa River and Rideau Falls.

As one of the Capital’s main event parks, it hosts national festivities such as Canada Day and Winterlude.

This park is also great for cycling: from here, you can take the recreational pathway to the Capital’s downtown core, seek out nature at Leamy Lake or explore Gatineau Park — and beyond. In the park, you will find the Hull Marina, which has a public dock for sightseeing and watching the cruise boats.

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Eco Farm Days 2019 – Save the Date!

Eco Farm Days 2019 - Save the Date!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in February

Objective:

Planning is progressing for the 35th annual Eco Farm Days. This event, Eastern Ontario’s premiere Organic Farming conference, will be held Sat. and Sun. February 23 and 24 at the Cornwall Ramada Inn and Conference Centre. Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Ben Hartman, EFD 2019 Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: The keynote speaker Saturday morning will be Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm. On his north Indiana farm Ben incorporates the best new ideas from non-farm business into farming, minimizing waste and increasing efficiency and profits. He will also present a full day workshop on Sunday.

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How Does Your Energy Use Stack Up?

How Does Your Energy Use Stack Up?

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Canadian Geographic

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The average Canadian uses the equivalent of 28,914 kWh of energy every year. That’s enough power to charge your cell phone for 14,043 years, drive a Tesla Model S around the world 3.5 times, or power the world for 8 milliseconds.

Curious to know how your energy use stacks up? Is it enough to power an Apollo Moon mission? Or would it be barely enough to launch a bottle rocket? Take our quick survey to find out approximately how much energy you use in a year and learn a few interesting facts along the way.

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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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