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Corporate Greening Days!

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We had another great spring of stewardship thanks to Corporate Greening Day volunteers from the Ian Martin Group and GE Power Water & Process Technologies teams.

Volunteers planted approximately 180 trees and shrubs and cleared more than 30 cubic yards of buckthorn and garlic mustard at different natural sites around Oakville, helping in the regeneration of our urban forest.

We will be in touch in the fall for more corporate greening days!

Oakvillegreen’s spring mulch fest

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Oakvillegreen’s spring mulch fest was a success!

During the week of June 12, Oakvillegreen hosted our spring #mulchfest!  Approximately, 57 cubic  yards of mulch supplied by the Town of Oakville were spread around trees, shrubs and gardens at 10 schools in Oakville.

Mulchfest aims to engage students in tree stewardship, and protection, while participating in a fun and healthy eco-activity in the outdoors.

Mulch improves the soil quality around plants, inhibits weeds, holds moisture and moderates soil-temperature fluctuations, helps keep plant roots cool and encourages beneficial soil organisms.

The Town supplied wood chips from cut down trees (dead ash trees, twigs and branches from pruning woody plants, etc.) as a mulch material encouraging a sustainable way of reusing organic matter.

 

Thanks for making OCAYS’ first year a huge success!

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We just finished the first year of our Oakvillegreen Youth Stewards (OCAYS) and we couldn’t be happier and more proud!

More than 160 youth helped to increase biodiversity and awareness of the natural world. Thanks to our collaborators we were able to offer a wide variety of activities in the environmental field.  Our OCAYS participated in activities like tree planting, invasive species removal, salamander monitoring, bird banding, tree ID, invasive species early detection programs, pollinator workshops, solitary beebox building, job shadowing and more.

We at Oakvillegreen believe that engaging youth, and encouraging them to make a difference themselves, plays a key role in cementing the drive for protecting our environment in future generations. We thank all who participated, as well as the Trillium Foundation and our community partners, for enabling us be part of something bigger than the individual. We truly do appreciate it.

Good luck with your exams and stay tuned! We are already planning a great 2017-2018 season!