Projects


Number of Projects: 394

Bat House Program – Wesley Clover Parks

Bat House Program - Wesley Clover Parks

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Wesley Clover Parks and Canadian Wildlife Federation

Timeline for Completion: Started 2017 Ongoing

Objective:

In 2017 Wesley Clover Parks began our partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Bat House Program, HelpTheBats.ca. Help the Bats focuses on protecting the bat populations in Canada by encouraging groups in learning about Canadian bat species and the current threats to their survival, which includes habitat loss and white nose syndrome. One way of doing this is to provide alternative roosting sites for bats with bat houses.

Wesley Clover Parks now has four bat houses to aid in the survival of the endangered Little Brown Bat. These bat houses will offer a space for the Little Brown Bat to roost during the spring and have its pups over the summer, giving its pups a chance for survival.

For additional information on bats and the Bat House Program, please visit helpthebats.ca

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Ottawa Forest School – Wesley Clover Parks

Ottawa Forest School - Wesley Clover Parks

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

Organization: Wesley Clover Parks

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

One of our long term visions at Wesley Clover Parks is to help people from all walks of life to learn more about our natural and sustainable environment. To date we’ve established the region’s first Forest School through our partnership with the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada and Andrew Fleck Children’s Services.

The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada (CNAC) supports individuals and organizations across sectors to incorporate nature-based play and learning into their work. Whether you are an educator interested in starting your own Forest and Nature School or the leader of an organization looking to equip your staff with tools to support risky play, they have a professional learning opportunity for you!

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Let’s Bike Month (June, 2021) in Ottawa

Let’s Bike Month (June, 2021) in Ottawa

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: EnviroCentre and City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Annual Event in June

Objective:

Let’s Bike Month is an annual campaign that encourages people to try cycling as a fun and healthy transportation option. Participants in the campaign:

See the GHG averted by choosing to bike
Are eligible to win individual prizes
Have fun by creating a team and engaging in friendly competition
Have access to free tools and resources
Save money (if they hop out of their car)
Whether you want to try biking for the first time, use the campaign to encourage your employer to support alternative commuting options, or encourage others in your life to give it a try, Let’s Bike Month provides the resources and motivation to get folks biking!

Let’s Bike Month, an EnviroCentre initiative, is made possible with the support of local businesses, sponsors and our partnership with the City of Ottawa.

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Goldenrod Community Garden in Kitchissippi

Goldenrod Community Garden in Kitchissippi

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Somerset West Community Health Centre and the Community Garden Network

Timeline for Completion: Start 2021 spring/summer

Objective:

Our vision is to create a large community-run garden in Kitchissippi that will provide garden plots for residents and local community groups to grow food.

The garden will contribute to a healthy community by creating more usable green space, increasing access to healthy food, and offering opportunities for community building through shared interests and activities.

Our objectives are to:
. Increase food security by helping people to grow their own food
. Build community by providing resources for other local organizations like the food centre
. Share knowledge about food gardening with others, including schools
. Encourage organic and permaculture principles through example
. Bring people together to enjoy a shared passion
. Explore the feasibility of a “food forest” and a butterfly garden

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Gatineau Park trails in spring

Gatineau Park trails in spring

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Spring has arrived in Gatineau Park. Snow is melting, nature is waking up — and people are too! Many of you want to get out and enjoy the spring air. But be careful: the Park’s plants and wildlife are fragile during the spring thaw.

Here is what you need to know to prepare for an outing in Gatineau Park this spring.
In order for the trails to dry out for the summer season, people need to stay on the recommended hiking trails listed below. Skiers may continue to access the network, but conditions are highly variable, and routes are no longer officially recommended. We will gradually announce other trails as they open for hiking this spring.
Recommended trails: Sugarbush Trail, Lauriault Trail, Pioneers Trail, and Capital Pathway.

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E-Scooters coming to Ottawa for second year of pilot

E-Scooters coming to Ottawa for second year of pilot

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

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Started 2020 Ongoing

Objective:

Ottawa could see between 1,200 and 1,500 shared electric scooters rolling on streets and pathways starting this spring. The City’s Transportation Committee today approved piloting shared e-scooters(link is external) once more, from as early as April through November, with at least double the number of scooters as last year deployed in a larger central area.

Up to 300 e-scooters could be used for a satellite pilot in a suburb. Operators could partner with a Ward Councillor, a business improvement area or a business association outside the Greenbelt to recommend a location.

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Nix the Six Campaign – Environment Crew of Old Ottawa South

Nix the Six Campaign - Environment Crew of Old Ottawa South

(Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Environment Crew of Old Ottawa South – Environmental Conservation Organization

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our purpose is to promote a sustainable lifestyle, encourage community dialogue on environmental issues, and promote neighbourhood projects and programs that address these issues.

Our campaign to reduce and eliminate single-use plastic items continues this month with a call to cut out plastic cutlery. Change your habits one takeout order at a time!

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Earth Day 2021 – Together We Will Restore Our Earth

Earth Day 2021 - Together We Will Restore Our Earth

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: EarthDay.Org

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – April 22, 2021

Objective:

OUR MISSION
EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet.

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2021 Ottawa Spring Cleaning the Capital Program

2021 Ottawa Spring Cleaning the Capital Program

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – Spring & Fall

Objective:

The Cleaning the Capital campaign is a citywide cleanup that occurs in the spring and fall of every year. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green. Litter pickup or graffiti removal projects must be registered, and participating teams, upon request, receive a cleanup starter kit to assist them with their projects. Participants who register their cleanups during the campaign’s early bird registration period and/or submit their on-line cleanup reports after their cleanup are eligible to win prizes donated by the campaign’s generous sponsors.

2021 marks the 28th year of the Cleaning the Capital Program! The annual cleanup campaign first began in 1994 as a springtime cleanup. In 2006, due to the spring campaign’s overwhelming success an annual fall campaign was added. Since 1994, more than 1.3 million volunteers have participated in more than 22,000 cleanup projects throughout the city. As a result, an estimated 1,100,000 kilograms of waste has been removed from our public spaces.

The Cleaning the Capital Program is not-for-profit initiative and relies heavily on the generosity of sponsors who offer financial and in-kind support. Cleaning the Capital is an exciting way for residents to foster community pride by cleaning up their parks, bus stops, woodlots, ravines, shorelines and pathways, while enjoying the outdoors and ensuring that Ottawa stays clean, green, and graffiti and litter-free.
Register your litter pickup or graffiti removal project by April 14 to be eligible to win an early bird prize donated by our generous sponsors.

Spring Cleaning the Capital – Important dates 2021

March 15, 2021: Early bird registration begins
April 15, 2021 – May 15, 2021: Spring Cleaning the Capital campaign
May 15, 2021: Registration ends
May 31, 2021: Deadline to submit your online cleanup report.

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Chelsea Community Forest Project

Chelsea Community Forest Project

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

Organization: Action Chelsea for Respect of the Environment (ACRE) and Chelsea Community Group

Timeline for Completion: Started 2020 Ongoing

Objective:

“We’ve Reached our Goal for the Land Purchase!”

We are very happy to let you know that we have met our fundraising goal to ensure the community purchase of the 57-acre Johannsen property.

We are grateful to all the neighbours across Chelsea who helped make this happen, in record time! We live in an amazing community.

For all the folks that pledged to donate, we’ll be in touch by Wednesday, the 27th, with more information.

We look forward to closing our deal by the end of February. This land will be protected in perpetuity, thanks to you all.

ACRE will act as a land trust, while community members will create a stewardship committee to manage and care for the land. The committee will ensure the preservation of the forest for continued, non-motorized, light recreational use and as a wildlife habitat.

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