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Number of Projects: 290

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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Lyn Valley Conservation Area

Lyn Valley Conservation Area

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Lyn Valley Conservation Area is the CRCA’s smallest and one of our busiest Conservation Areas. At just 11 hectares in size, it has a great swimming area and one short hiking trail. It was used as a gravel pit for many years and has been successfully changed into a community recreation area.

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Parrott’s Bay Conservation Area

Parrott's Bay 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:

Parrott’s Bay is the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority’s newest conservation area. It has 117 hectares (289 acres) of woods and wetlands with beautiful waterfront views. Parrott’s Bay is a great place to get out and enjoy nature. The Conservation Area has limited facilities.

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Mac Johnson Wildlife Area

Mac Johnson Wildlife 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:

Located north of Brockville, just two km from Highway 29, Mac Johnson Wildlife Area includes 532 hectares of wetland, field and forest. The reservoir located on this property maintains water levels for the Buells Creek System which flows through the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley and the City of Brockville. The reservoir is also a Class 1 provincially significant wetland with a high diversity of plant and animal life.

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Cataraqui Trail – Eastern Ontario’s undiscovered path to history and nature

Cataraqui Trail - Eastern Ontario's undiscovered path to history and nature

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

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Cataraqui Trail is a year-round, shared-use recreation trail running approximately 103 km from Smith Falls in the east to Strathcona in the west.

In spring, summer and fall it welcomes everyone from hikers to cyclists. In winter it is open to snowmobilers bearing a current Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trail permit. Cross-country skiers are welcome to share the trail.

Other than snowmobiles in season all other motorized vehicles are prohibited

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Sprout Ottawa – Access to Healthy Foods in low socio-economic areas

Sprout Ottawa - Access to Healthy Foods in low socio-economic areas

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Sprout Ottawa

Project Start Date: 23Apr(6 month pilot)

Objective:

There are over 39 low socio-economic areas here in Ottawa, with 23 being food deserts.

Sprout aims to increase access to healthy food in these areas by using the existing infrastructure of a corner store. Substituting unhealthy options like chips, cookies or candy— Sprout is introducing a new type of convenience through affordable, healthy, and easy to cook recipes at your local corner store.

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The Therapeutic Gardens at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital Alexandria, Ontario

The Therapeutic Gardens at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital Alexandria, Ontario

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

Organization: Project Soil – Shared Opportunities on Institutional Lands

Timeline for Completion: Started 2010 Ongoing

Objective:

By incorporating SPIn (Small Plot Intensive) farming methods, the long term goal for the garden is to provide sustainable produce to the hospital kitchen, and establish itself a leader in green health care, while maintaining fiscal responsibility and becoming a key player in the “buy local” movement.

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Cycle In Kanata North

Cycle In Kanata North

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Kanata North BIA and EnviroCentre

Timeline for Completion: Wednesday, May 4 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Objective:

On May 4, 2016, we invite you to join one of five teams of cyclists as we explore and assess different cycling commuter routes into the Kanata North Business Community . Teams will meet at 7:00 am at different locations and make their way to 555 Legget Drive. Upon arrival, your feedback and observations will be collected as we enjoy a light breakfast. May is Bike to Work Month and Cycle in Kanata North is a great way to get rolling!

Cycle In Kanata North is a joint project between Councillor Wilkinson’s Transportation Action Committee Kanata North (TACK), Ottawa Centre ecoDistrict, EnviroCentre’s Sustain Kanata North and Bike to Work Ottawa.

Dozens of cyclists and their supporters gather at the Kanata North technology park after participating in EnviroCentre’s Cycle-In event on May 4.
http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/6530202-dozens-assess-north-kanata-bike-lanes-trails-in-morning-blitz/

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