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Become an acorn foster parent this winter!
The snow has arrived and with it the cold weather. For teachers and leaders it can be challenging to find ways to keep kids engaged in Nature, Oakvillegreen has the perfect classroom or group project for you.
Help our urban forest by growing acorns in your classroom during the winter. Learn how to do it here. Oakvillegreen can provide the acorns and the pots, all you have to do is give them a little bit of love and make sure they stay hydrated. All seeds have been collected in Oakville and will be used to help reforest our urban forests during the spring.
This project provides great curriculum connections. Watching plants grow is always exciting and a great experience for children. They can expand their knowledge on plant anatomy, growth and needs of plants; but especially they will learn how to take care of a living thing while helping nature.
To participate or to learn more about the program send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Care about restoring and protecting nature where you live? Want to create a greener community that is connected to nature? Join our Board of Directors!
Oakvillegreen is looking for a Board Secretary.
More details on this role here: Be Our Board Secretary!
TO APPLY: Send a brief statement of interest including your qualifications (max 300 words) to email@example.com. We will begin to review applications on November 15, 2015 until a suitable candidate is selected.
What is Oakvillegreen?
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 18,000 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 and, new in 2015, a demonstration pollinator garden. We connect diverse audiences in the community to nature’s diversity 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!
For another Fall planting season, we were happy to welcome corporate volunteer teams from KMInnovations (now VelocityEHS) of Oakville and UPS Customer Solutions Department.
At both planting locations the teams helped to mulch existing plantings and add new native trees and shrubs. The riparian areas that these volunteers targeted – in the floodplain along Taplow Creek and the southern portion of Bronte Creek – protect our neighbourhoods from the impacts of flooding!
We thank both of these hardworking teams for their many combined years of environmental TLC! Great work teams!
We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Oakville Environmental Fund at the Oakville Community Foundation, a registered charitable public foundation serving the Oakville Community (www.theocf.org).