We all listen to the news: the polar icecap is melting, the seas are rising, the weather is more unpredictable, droughts are increasing, forest and bush fires are harder to manage. We hear and see that our climate is changing, but what do we do in response to all this news? What should we do?
Come with your plants, stay for the books.
The Green Dreamers will gladly accept donations of plants at the library on Saturday, June 8th. Chat with the volunteers taking care the library gardens and other green spots along Bank Street and learn more about the work of this dedicated crew.
Cleaning the Capital is a city-wide cleanup campaign that occurs in the spring and fall every year. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green. Litter pickup or graffiti removal projects register with the City of Ottawa and participating teams, upon request, receive a cleanup starter kit to assist them with their projects.
How you can take part
On Saturday July 21, 2018 OSCA welcomed twelve young volunteers (14-18 years) from Canada's CISV (Children's International Summer Villages) to Old Ottawa South. These young adults (along with two senior volunteers plus a dedicated & experienced driver) travelled in their very own Peace Bus from Victoria across Canada, promoting just and peaceful societies through education, learning, and volunteerism.
The Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa (FCA), an umbrella organization of Ottawa community associations, has awarded their inaugural Award for Media Excellence to OSCAR contributor Ed Kucerak. The award was for “Excellence in-depth reporting on 2017 municipal/ neighbourhood issues”, and was given for a two-article report Ed wrote for the May 2017 OSCAR. The winning articles looked at the public consultation on Brewer Park’s renewal. The report, comprising two separate articles, included many photographs and interviews with both Councillor David Chernushenko and local residents.
The FCA (Federation of Citizens' Associations of Ottawa) will honour Old Ottawa South resident Ed Kucerak at the FCA AGM on June 20, 2018, in recognition of Ed Kucerak’s exemplary photography and reporting of Re-imagining Brewer Park - Overwhelming Turnout to Public Consultation on Brewer Park’s Future.
As a follow-up to May's meeting, here's a list of volunteers who adopted: (1) specific garden beds between the bridges along Bank Street and (2) the rain gardens on Sunnyside Avenue.
The semi-annual work on the greenspace in our community at Canal Woods Terrace (formerly Bronson Place) and Sunnyside Avenue is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, 2018 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Three things are being done.
Since May 4th proved to be too wet to work outside, the Green Dreamers (GDs) decided to meet inside to discuss this year's gardening activities and strategies. Listed below are some of the topics discussed, followed by progress on some of the same topics since then.
Topics Discussed on May 4, 2018
- Launch Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Firehall 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.