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Join our Board of Directors!

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Care about restoring and protecting nature where you live? Want to create a greener community? Put your financial and business skills to work to make a difference with innovative environmental work going on right in your own community. Join our Board of Directors!

Oakvillegreen is currently seeking a Board Treasurer. 

More details on this role here: Be Our Board Treasurer!

TO APPLY: Send a brief statement of interest including your qualifications (max 300 words) to president@oakvillegreen.org. We will begin to review applications on October 1st, 2016 until a suitable candidate is selected.

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Oakvillegreen Conservation Association (OCA) is a non-profit advocacy environmental organization with a 15-year history of protecting and enhancing nature and promoting a green Oakville. OCA has achieved success in advocating for natural heritage system planning, urban forest protection, a natural trails plan and against an incinerator, cosmetic pesticide use and new developments in natural areas. We have engaged thousands of volunteers in enhancing local parks and green spaces and have planted over 20,000 trees and shrubs. In collaboration with municipal, corporate and community partners, OCA volunteers plant native trees and shrubs and steward over 50 sites in Oakville. We connect diverse audiences in the community to nature through presentations, hands-on stewardship events, workshops, guided hikes and cycle tours. Our free, grade K to 12, curriculum-connected school programs, are delivered to thousands of students each year.

We strive to create a LIVING Oakville, with restored nature and a community connected to nature!

 

TreeKeepers Update #15

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That’s a wrap!

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As TreeKeepers wraps up for the summer here are some of the highlights:

  • 361 volunteers participated in OakvilleTreeKeepers events.
  • 826 volunteer hours were dedicated to planting trees, removing Screen Shot 2016-09-07 at 10.17.49 AMinvasive species, and attending stewardship training sessions.
  • 976 native trees and shrubs were planted.
  • 3 Town of Oakville pick-up truck beds + 64 medium to large sized stems of buckthorn were removed.
  • 91 bags of garlic mustard were removed.

Funding for TreeKeepers summer programming provided by the Oakville Community Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Screen Shot 2016-09-07 at 10.18.15 AMOakvilleTreeKeepers will continue this fall, so be sure to contact us if there’s a natural area in your neighbourhood that needs some TLC.

 

 

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Join us for tree planting in September!

Fall Tree Planting

TreeKeepers Update #14

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Here’s what the Oakville TreeKeepers have been up to this week:

Mulching

A small but mighty crew began the last of mulching street and neighbourhood trees along Sixth Line between Munn’s Ave and Glenashton Dr. These trees have evident damage from being struck by lawnmowers or other maintenance equipment. Mulching is a great way to mediate these effects and prevent more damage.

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After mulching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sheridan College:

Buckthorn removal and creating a beautiful garden planted with wild flowers

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We are also pleased to announce our FALL TREE PLANTING DATES

Saturday, September 17th from 10am – noon at Lions Valley Park

Saturday, September 24 from 1pm – 3pm at Grand Oak Park

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