Projects


Number of Projects: 393

Warwick Forest Conservation Area – Trekking the Trails

Warwick Forest Conservation Area - Trekking the Trails

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: South Nation Conservation Authority

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

SNC maintains several Conservation Area and municipal trails for passive winter recreation throughout Prescott et/and Russell and The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry.

Groomed trails provide a sink-free layer of packed snow, making them more accessible for walking, hiking, pets, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Ever wonder how trails are groomed? Staff use four-wheelers equipped with snow treads, plows and groomers to carefully groom the trails without causing any damage or disrupting ecologically sensitive areas.

Motorized vehicles are otherwise not allowed on SNC’s trails for public safety, to maintain trail conditions and protect natural features.

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34th Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference

34th Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference

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

Organization: Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF)

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in February – online February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Objective:

February is the traditional time for woodlot owners to gather in Kemptville for the winter woodlot conference. Like other organizations affected by the pandemic, the KWWC planning committee has had to adapt. So, through the month of February, the planning committee has put together a weekly series of FREE noon hour webinars. As in the golden days of TV/radio, you are invited to gather around your computer screen to listed and view to our species forest themed presentations.
Forest Health – February 3, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Gypsy Moth Outbreak 2020
Eric Boysen, Retired MNRF, landowner
Wildlife – February 10, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wildlife Trees in Your Woodlot
Jodi Hall, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Indigenous – February 17, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tree Marking for Woodlot Owners
Ethan Hunter, Natural & Cultural Resource Strategist, Algonquins of Ontario Consultation Office
Forest Management – February 24, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wildland Fire: Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
Robin Vernon, Regional Fire Advisor, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

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Brockville Seedy Saturday! – March 6, 2021

Brockville Seedy Saturday! - March 6, 2021

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Brockville Public Library and Transition Brockville

Timeline for Completion: Curbside Pickup – Saturday March 6, 2021 – 10 am to 2 pm

Objective:

Brockville Seedy Saturday!

Our seed inventory will be available online, and seed requests can be submitted between Feb. 22 – March 5th. Contact Brady (brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca) for online link.

You will then be able to pick up seeds on March 6th by appointment, with contactless curbside pick up.

Date: Saturday March 6, 2021 – 10 am to 2 pm
Pickup Location: Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street
Brockville, ON

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Rideau Trail Association- Discover the Trail

Rideau Trail Association- Discover the Trail

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

Organization: Rideau Trail Association

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Rideau Trail – A 387 Kilometre Hike From Ottawa To Kingston, Is A Great Way To Get Outside

The Rideau Trail has something for everyone. From beginner hiker to multi-day through hikes in the backcountry.

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Extreme Hiking Challenge – 50th Anniversary of the Rideau Trail Association

Extreme Hiking Challenge – 50th Anniversary of the Rideau Trail Association

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

Organization: Rideau Trail Association

Timeline for Completion: May 1, 2021

Objective:

As part of the Rideau Trail Association’s 50th Anniversary, the RTA will be hosting an Extreme Hike Challenge on Saturday, May 1 2021. This Challenge is open to all interested hikers and outdoor fitness enthusiasts. The event will take place in the Central section of the Rideau Trail, with the start and finish being in the lovely town of Perth, Ontario. From Perth the trail heads South through woods and a few back roads and crosses through both the Mica Mines Conservation Area and Murphy’s Point Provincial Park. The turn around point will be just past the Lally Farm parking area inside Murphy’s Point Provincial Park. The start time for the Challenge is 6:00 AM, so plan to arrive at the Registration Area by 5:40 AM. Badges (as seen above) will be awarded onsite to successful participants.

Come see some beautiful countryside and find out how you measure up to The Challenge.

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Biodiversity Event Series 2021 – Pollinator Garden Webinar

Biodiversity Event Series 2021 - Pollinator Garden Webinar

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Ecology Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: WEBINAR – Thursday, April 22nd from 6-7 pm EST

Objective:

Join Ecology Ottawa this Earth Day for a Pollinator Garden Webinar. Learn how to champion biodiversity throughout your everyday lives!

This webinar will teach you everything you need to know about why pollinator gardens are so important and how you can start one this year.

The webinar will take place on Zoom. The recording of the webinar will be sent to all RSVPs for those who are unable to attend.

Thursday, April 22nd from 6-7 pm EST

Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

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Biodiversity Event Series 2021 – How to Champion Biodiversity!

Biodiversity Event Series 2021 - How to Champion Biodiversity!

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

Organization: Ecology Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: WEBINAR – Thursday, February 4th from 6-7 pm EST

Objective:

Join Ecology Ottawa for our first Biodiversity Webinar of 2021!

Learn how to champion biodiversity throughout your everyday lives! We’ll be exploring biodiversity hotspots in Ottawa and giving you all the information you need to connect with your nearby nature.

The webinar will take place on Zoom. The recording of the webinar will be sent to all RSVPs for those who are unable to attend.

Thursday, February 4th from 6-7 pm EST

Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

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An active life is a better life – Get Up. Get Outside. Get Active

An active life is a better life - Get Up. Get Outside. Get Active

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: PartcipACTION

Timeline for Completion: Started in 1971 Ongoing

Objective:

ParticipACTION is calling on Canadians to get outside and get active as a means to help reduce the winter blues.

ParticipACTION is suggests something as simple as a walk can be good enough to lift one’s spirits, in that it just gets people out of their homes for a little exercise. It doesn’t take long for someone to feel the positive effects of getting active.

ParticipACTION offers free health and fitness information and videos online, as well as in app form.

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Walkability workshop for the City of Ottawa – Cityview neighbourhood

Walkability workshop for the City of Ottawa - Cityview neighbourhood

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Walkable Ottawa and Ecology Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: January 23 9:30am to 12:30 pm via Zoom

Objective:

A HOMEGROWN INITIATIVE TO TRANSITION OTTAWA’S MATURING NEIGHBOURHOODS INTO WALKABLE COMMUNITIES
Build your walkable neighbourhood
Join in our Community Workshops on January 23.
To register go to https://2020-ecologyottawa.nationbuilder.com/build_your_walkable_neighbourhood

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A Newcomers’ Guide to Sustainability in Canada – Newcomers’ Sustainability Workshops

A Newcomers' Guide to Sustainability in Canada - Newcomers' Sustainability Workshops

(Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City (OBEC)

Timeline for Completion: Series starting Jan 30, 2021 until the end of March, 2021

Objective:

To start off 2021, Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City is launching a Newcomers’ Sustainability Series!

If you are new to Canada, or know of someone new to Canada, please check it out!

This will be an online series over the winter to engage, learn from, and inspire newcomers in their sustainability journey in Canada!

Our first session takes place Saturday, Jan 30th at 2pm via Zoom.

See details & register here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/obec-newcomers-sustainability-workshop-tickets-135885726867

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