Category: The Big Picture


A Call to Action for Ottawa residents on Watershed Protection. Review and comment on Ontario Conservation Authorities Act Public Document until Oct 19, 2015

The Ontario Conservation Authorities Act, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has posted a discussion paper that is open for comments and review from the public. The MNR is encouraging the public to participate in a review of…

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David Art School students create beautiful outdoor installation about Emerald Ash Borer damage

Students at the Davis Art School have created a one of a kind art piece in Hampton Park on Island Park Drive about the destruction of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle. The beetle invades ash trees and untimately leads to…

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The Pope Releases Letter on Environmental Protection

Pope Francis has officially released his Encyclical on the environment, “On the Care of our Common Home”. The letter details a moral message to teach individuals and governments worldwide about climate change and poverty and how those are connected. He…

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Stittsville high school students help to care for 100-year-old woodland

The Kemp Woodland is getting some much needed care thanks to students at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville.The Students, along with the guidance of their Grade 11 Environmental Science teacher, Glenn Carr will partner with the Ottawa Stewardship…

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PAUL DEWAR AND TREE OTTAWA GIVE PRIMARY SCHOOL YARD A GREEN BOOST ON EARTH DAY

OTTAWA – Paul Dewar, NDP MP for Ottawa Centre, joined Tree Ottawa and students from St Anthony Catholic School today to plant a tree in the school yard to mark Earth Day. “Having more green space available for students to…

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Tree Ottawa Earth Day Workshop!

Everyone loves trees! This Earth Day, Wednesday April 22nd, Ecology Ottawa and RBC are hosting a special event to share the work of Tree Ottawa and discuss the importance of trees to our city. We are very excited to have…

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Ask your Mayor and City of Ottawa Councillors to Make Trees, Air Quality, and Health a Priority

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Hampton Park to lose 370 ash trees due to emerald ash borer

(Picture by Larry E. Neily, from NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa: http://www.neilyworld.com/neilyworld/owpk1.htm) From CBC.ca: “Work began Tuesday to remove some 370 ash trees from Hampton Park after the trees were identified as having been infested with the emerald ash borer. The tree removal…

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Ohio Scientist Makes Distressing Discovery About Emerald Ash Borer

Is the Emerald Ash Borer jumping to other tree species? A concerning discovery in the U.S. shows this may be the case!  To learn more, check out this interesting interview on NPR: Ecologists Take on Tiny Green Beetles that Infest…

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Watson says city will partner with Tree Ottawa Initiative

The incumbent Mayor has released his commitment on behalf of the city, to planting half of the one million trees that will be planted by 2017, for Canada’s 150th anniversary! You can see the full article here: Watson pledges more trees…

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