Our “Keep Nature in our Neighbourhoods” greenspace protection campaign aims to mobilize Ottawans to protect vulnerable greenspaces in the city and demand more sustainable patterns of development across the city.
As communities are often passionately protective of their local greenspaces, there exists tremendous potential to leverage concern about nearby greenspaces into grassroots momentum for sustainable development and better protection of vulnerable areas.
We are embarking on an action-oriented plan to rally public involvement and civic engagement. We hope to raise public awareness about the consequences of the sprawling urban landscape and how it is affecting our environment, and hold policy-makers accountable.
We organized “Keep Nature in our Neighbourhoods” community workshops in especially vulnerable neighbourhoods to engage community members around possible solutions to protect their local vulnerable greenspaces. In this process, we are also establishing a coalition of concerned residents and community groups to cooperatively resist damaging development projects and practices.
Please stay tuned for information about future Greenspace Protection community activities!
Information about past workshops:
- The first workshop was held in Morgan’s Grant on September 22nd, 2019 at the Kanata Highlands Public School. This workshop focused on protecting the South March Highlands, a forest under threat from developers. For more information, click here.
- The second workshop was held in Beaverbrook on September 28th, 2019 at the Earl of March Secondary School. For more information, click here.