Ecology Ottawa would like to thank everyone who participated at the Ottawa Park Summit, which took place on April 22nd, 2017. The event was a big success! We exceeded our expectations with 125 participants representing 78 organizations at the event. We talked about everything from community gardens and bake ovens to how the City of Ottawa is organized around parks, hearing from residents passionate about protecting their greenspace and enhancing their local parks.
It was truly wonderful to see so many passionate participants brought together to address the needs, challenges, and new ideas to ensure the future well-being of Ottawa’s parks.
A special thanks goes to the organizations that sponsored the event, which would not have been possible without them. The Sierra Club Canada Foundation was essential to providing the financial support to anchor the summit. We would also like to thank the community associations of Riverview Park, Westboro, Hintonburg, New Edinburgh and Centretown for their generous donations as well as Green Rebel, Ottawa Organics, Beau’s Brewery and Clocktower Brew Pub for the refreshments enjoyed during the break and reception.
To read Ecology Ottawa’s full report on the Park Summit, please visit this link: Ottawa Park Summit Report 2017