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Number of Projects: 277

Planting Native Species – Landowner Resources

Planting Native Species - Landowner Resources

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

Organization: Ottawa Stewardship Council

Timeline for Completion: Issued 2015

Objective:

If there is one thing you as a landowner can do to make Ottawa a livable city for wildlife it’s planting native species of trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants. By favouring native plants over aliens in the urban, suburban and rural landscape, gardeners can do much to sustain biodiversity. Native plants support and produce more insects than alien plants and in turn feed more numbers and species of other animals. Alien plants in our gardens are often so non-nutritious to the other members of the garden community that they might as well not be there at all.

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The White-tailed Deer Interpretation Center and its walking trails

The White-tailed Deer Interpretation Center and its walking trails

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Municipality of Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal (May to October)

Objective:

The White-tail Deer Interpretation Center, open from May to October, invites you to come and discover the white-tail deer in its natural habitat and enjoy the 14-km network of hiking trails.

Visiting the Center means…
. Choosing to hike the 14 km of trails
. Choosing to hike one of the 4 loops of the main trail
. Discovering the beauty of the Rouge Falls
. Admiring the Lac des Trente-et-un milles (31-Mile Lake) from the magnificent lookout on the Régalis loop

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City Stream Watch Program

City Stream Watch Program

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

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2003 Ongoing (June to September)

Objective:

The goal of the program is to obtain, record, and manage valuable information on the physical and biological characteristics of creeks and streams in the City of Ottawa, while ensuring that they are respected and valued natural features of the communities through which they flow.

The City Stream Watch Program is always looking for new volunteers to help monitor, protect and clean up Ottawa streams. There is no experience needed an no minimum time commitment required.

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Milieu – Building Better Cities with People

Milieu - Building Better Cities with People

(Theme 3 – Design, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Milieu

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Milieu is a platform for people to stay informed, discuss and submit ideas about urban planning and development projects in the city.

Share what gets you excited about Ottawa.

The app, available on desktop and mobile, allows residents to view a long list of on-going development projects, which are mapped by neighbourhood.

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Jardin Rochon Gardens – Eating local has never been so easy!

Jardin Rochon Gardens – Eating local has never been so easy!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Jardin Rochon Gardens

Timeline for Completion: Since 1957 – Family Owned

Objective:

Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is the joint effort of the consumer, the farmer and the land to create a positive and economically stable relationship with the food we eat. By joining a CSA program, you are supporting a local farm and actively contributing in the farming industry taking place right in Ottawa’s backyard. ​​

In exchange, you are receiving a variety of the freshest produce at the highest quality directly from the farmer’s land. The CSA initiative helps build a more sustainable food industry for the Ottawa region.

This growing season, Rochon Gardens is proud to offer over 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables which allow us to give you and your family the most diverse CSA boxes.

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MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre

MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre

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

Organization: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)

Timeline for Completion: Opened 1967 Ongoing

Objective:

The primary focus of MacSkimming is to provide an opportunity to Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and non-OCDSB students to explore, experience, appreciate and learn about natural science and outdoor activities in an outdoor setting.

The MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre is located in the east end of Ottawa off Highway #174.

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Conserve Genetic Diversity In Your Forest

Conserve Genetic Diversity In Your Forest

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

Organization: Forest Gene Conservation Association

Timeline for Completion: Formed 1994 Ongoing

Objective:

Conserving the genetic diversity of our existing forests starts with learning about the many local native species and the sites they are adapted to.

Within a single species there are additional levels of genetic diversity. Many of our species occur across a large geographic range, thus population diversity or adaptive variation has evolved.

Genetic diversity is the foundation of biodiversity, although too often ignored. For three important reasons, we need to better understand it as we manage our native forests:
. For ecosystem services
. For evolutionary capacity
. For economic potential

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Lemoine Point Conservation Area

Lemoine Point Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Bordered by Lake Ontario and Collins Bay, Lemoine Point is 136 hectares of forest, field and marsh, with a spectacular waterfront. Many opportunities for recreation and nature appreciation are available in all seasons.

Lemoine Point Conservation Area was purchased by the CRCA in 1975 to preserve this significant piece of land for future generations. It is a very popular and heavily-used Conservation Area with more than 2,500 metres of shoreline on Lake Ontario. It is also the last large publicly accessible tract of wooded Lake Ontario shoreline in the region, making it of great importance both as a recreational and a natural area.

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Marshlands Conservation Area

Marshlands Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

It has been a long-term goal of the CRCA to acquire the floodplain and wetland areas along Little Cataraqui Creek in the City of Kingston since the late 1960s. The land has been bought as it becomes available on the open market. The purpose of this ongoing acquisition project is to protect the floodplain and the provincially significant wetland from being developed. This area provides wildlife habitat, flood storage and green space in the middle of an urban area.

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Gould Lake Conservation Area

Gould Lake Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Gould Lake Conservation Area is 589 hectares of wilderness located in the Canadian Shield. It is also the head waters of the Millhaven Creek System. Gould Lake and the surrounding lands are not only important for water management reasons, they also provide excellent wildlife habitat and offer many opportunities for nature appreciation and recreation in all seasons.

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