Forests

Environmental Education Center "powers the region"

Situated amidst rolling hayfields south of Wakefield Quebec at the entrance to the Municipality of La Peche, the Outaouais Environmental Campus has been reinvesting in our community since March 2008.  We attract visitors and provide viable employment, offering vital services while preserving our natural heritage.  ... Read more »

Brampton Tree Planting - September 6, 2014

Trees improve air and water quality, and mitigate climate change.  Help green our communities!  No experience necessary, there will be demonstrations on site.  Gloves, shovels, and light refreshments will be provided.  Students are eligible for volunteer hours. 

Where:  McLaughlin Valley (see map on flyer).  Major intersection is McLaughlin Road N. and Williams Parkway. 

When:  Saturday, September 6, 2014

Time:  9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Who:  Everyone is welcome!  Bring your friends and family! 

To help us prepare enough gloves and shovels, please RSVP with Lindsey Jennings at ljennings@creditvalleyca.ca or 1-800-668-5557 ext. 445

Hope to see you there!

 

Save David Dunlap Forest

By John Bacher

One of the most important environmental struggles in the greater Toronto region is to rescue the 125 acre David Dunlap Forest in the center of the urbanized core of Richmond Hill between Bayview Avenue and close to Yonge Street. The forest is part of a larger 189 parcel which was largely reforested to reduce light pollution for the operation of the David Dunlap Observatory.  The site include meadows and the precinct area for the Observatory, where black holes were discovered by a University of Toronto astronomer, Dr. David Bolton.  Some 42 acres of the forest would be mowed down for luxury homes, if proposed zoning amendments now before the Ontario Municipal Board, (OMB) are approved. ... Read more »

Sierra Club’s John Bacher Receives Forestry Award

Photo of John Bacher (on right) receiving award from David Milton, Executive Director of Ontario Professional Foresters Association

By Dan McDermott... Read more »

Heart Lake Pollinator Party in Brampton on June 7th

Come join us at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton on Saturday, June 7th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m!

Learn about the Conservation Area, pollinator plants, and the Gitigaan Mashkiki Medicine Wheel Garden!

Help remove invasive plant species and plant native wildflowers.  Activities also include a guided nature walk and Aboriginal teachings.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Kristina Jackson at ontariochapter@sierraclub.ca, or at 647-346-8744. 

            

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