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Have fun testing the water!

Have fun testing the water!

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Water Rangers

Timeline for Completion: Started 2015 Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission as Water Rangers is to build the tools to help citizens and scientists easily record and analyse water data so that they can use the data to learn about problems, share discoveries, and engage with their neighbours.

Who are the Water Rangers?
Water Rangers go out and get their hands dirty (and wet!) collecting water observations because they know it’s an integral part of protecting our beautiful ecosystems.

Water Rangers are helping more people deepen their understanding of water issues through affordable water testing. We believe that crowdsourcing water quality data through citizen science is a way to help scientists fill in gaps to achieve sustainable water monitoring. Together with our online open-data platform, we can offer people the tools to protect our waters!

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Environmental Impact – Energy and Carbon, Water, and Waste

Environmental Impact - Energy and Carbon, Water, and Waste

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Hilton Worldwide – dedicated to preserving natural resources and contributing to a low-carbon future

Timeline for Completion: Started 2009 Ongoing Program

Objective:

At Hilton, we seek to operate and grow sustainably, which includes helping our hotels drive improvements around how they manage energy, water and waste. We are dedicated to preserving natural resources and contributing to a low-carbon future — all toward a better world.

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Spring Nature Walk at Blueberry Mountain, May 6

Spring Nature Walk at Blueberry Mountain, May 6

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

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT)

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in Spring

Objective:

Each year the MMLT offers its annual Spring 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: May 6, 2018 10am to 2pm
Location: 502 Hills of Peace Rd, Flower Station, Lanark, ON

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Take part in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

Take part in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Friends of the Earth

Timeline for Completion: June to Aug – an Annual Event

Objective:

Canada’s wild native bees are in trouble – can you help?

Take part in Friends of the Earth’s Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count from July to August. Our downloadable Bumble Bee Census Card for Eastern or Western Canada will get you off to a buzzing start.

By acting together to save the bees and other pollinators, we can make a difference for our food security, for wildlife and, overall, to protect biodiversity.

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North Gower Farmer’s Martket – 25th Season and still going strong

North Gower Farmer's Martket - 25th Season and still going strong

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: North Gower Farmers’ Market – Country flavour in the city

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Beginning May 19th come experience village charm in the big red barn. Rain or shine — from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday from May 19th to October 6th, 2018. The market has become a meeting place for young and old alike and offers everything from breakfast and lunch at the Heather’s Café to special event days. Remember to bring the kids – we have something for everyone!

The market is located at 2397 Roger Stevens Drive – near the corner of Fourth Line Road and Roger Stevens Drive. Market Hours: Saturdays 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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Purple Martin Birdhouse – Champlain Park Community

Purple Martin Birdhouse - Champlain Park Community

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

Organization: Champlain Park Community – A vibrant urban neighbourhood

Project Start Date: 2018Ongoing

Objective:

The Environment Committee of the CPCA has acquired the Purple Martin birdhouse from the former Trailhead site on Scott Street (almost the only thing actually salvaged). Thanks Adrian!

We have also received support from the NCC to install the birdhouse in the NCC woods between our community and the river.

Handy volunteer needed! Fun activity! With a volunteer in place the Environment Committee would be in a position to sign a maintenance agreement with the NCC.

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The Museopark: The Past in a Natural Setting!

The Museopark: The Past in a Natural Setting!

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

Organization: Muséoparc Vanier Museopark – Educational Programming

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2006 Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission: The Muséoparc Vanier Museopark is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development, preservation and dissemination of both the tangible and intangible heritage of the Quartier Vanier, Richelieu Park and the French-speaking population of Ottawa, for the present as well as future generations.

The Muséoparc Vanier Museopark® offers students a rich learning environment. Its activities are aimed at supporting the work of teachers, and follow the Ontario curriculum, including its language development policies.

Educational programs are provided throughout the school year from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each activity lasts 90 minutes.

Location: 300, avenue des Pères Blancs, Vanier

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Great Glebe Garage Sale – Saturday. May 26, 2018

Great Glebe Garage Sale – Saturday. May 26, 2018

(Theme 7 – Waste, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Glebe Community Association – Advocating for a liveable, sustainable, diverse urban neighbourhood

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – Saturday May 26, 2018

Objective:

The Great Glebe Garage Sale is an annual community garage sale and celebration of Spring. Homeowners in the Glebe set up sales on their front lawns, driveways and porches. Collectively they make one giant sale that has become an annual community festival attracting thousands of people to the neighbourhood. From the start of the Great Glebe Garage Sale in 1986, the Glebe Community Association has encouraged vendors (and shoppers) to voluntarily donate some of their proceeds to the Ottawa Food Bank.

The sale is always the fourth Saturday in May; this year the sale takes place on Saturday May 26th, 2018 and runs from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, rain or shine.

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Ottawa Veg Fest 2018 – Saturday and Sunday June 2-3

Ottawa Veg Fest 2018 - Saturday and Sunday June 2-3

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Ottawa Veg Fest – Making it EASY to explore vegan and plant-based living!

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Annual Event in June

Objective:

Our mission: To educate and assist the public to embrace a more vegan-friendly life by bringing together the businesses, products and services that will make it easier and more meaningful.

Now in its ninth year, Ottawa Veg Fest is a 100% vegan event, and there is no other event like it in the Ottawa market. It attracts not only vegetarians and vegans, but also those who are generally health conscious, people interested in eating more ethically / sustainably, and locavores / foodies. $5 admission, payable at the door. No advance tickets will be sold. Kids under 10 are free.

Saturday & Sunday, June 2-3, 2018 10am to 4pm
at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive in Ottawa

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2018—Jane’s Walk Ottawa-Gatineau – May 5 and 6, 2018

2018—Jane's Walk Ottawa-Gatineau - May 5 and 6, 2018

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

Organization: Jane’s Walk

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Event (1st weekend in May)

Objective:

Jane’s Walk is a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours that help put people in touch with their city, the things that happen around them, the built environment, the natural environment, and especially with each other. Jane’s Walk bridges social and geographic gaps and creates a space for cities to discover themselves. The walks are given by local people who care passionately about where they live, work, and play. Jane’s Walk is a pedestrian-focused event that improves urban literacy by offering insights into local history, planning, design, and civic engagement through the simple act of walking and observing.

Join us Saturday and Sunday May 5th and 6th, 2018

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