Learn how to create a beautiful live edge charcuterie board from salvaged urban wood! Sarah Rose Woods, local furniture maker and designer, will be guiding this workshop and our friends at Sawmill Sid have sourced the urban wood for us!
Space is limited, so please register early (Maximum 18 participants).
Finding creative ways to give new life to urban trees is good for our urban forest! Read more about the benefits of urban wood utilization at LEAF.org.
Happy New Year!! At Oakvillegreen we’re very excited for what this year has in store, and we hope 2018 will be our greenest year yet!
Last year we planted thousands of trees and shrubs, reached thousands of youth through our education programs, removed truckloads of invasive species from Oakville woodlots and even launched a new Backyard Tree Planting program!
This year, we will be continuing to advocate for issues like preventing the development of Glen Abbey golf course, educating youth on environmental issues, planting more trees and continuing our stewardship of Oakville’s urban forest.
Here are some of the things we’re doing to make 2018 GREEN:
- Reaching our goal of planting 40 trees in Oakville backyards through our Backyard Tree Planting program by the summer, and then planting more in the fall with funding from the Town of Oakville!
- Making connections with new corporate groups to plant trees and remove invasive species in our woodlots through our Corporate Greening Day program
- Expanding our Youth Stewards program to focus on youth-driven stewardship projects based on issues important to our Youth Stewards
- Creating a new Pollinator Patch at an Oakville park and hosting workshops to help homeowners create their own patches in their yards
- Hosting Tree Tenders Volunteer Training so residents can learn more about urban forestry and how they can care for trees in their community
Is having a green 2018 part of your New Year’s resolution? Then sign up for our e-newsletter to hear about events that you can get involved in, or consider making a donation to Oakvillegreen to help support our youth programs.
2017 was another wonderful year, full of workshops, nature walks, tree planting events and other activities aimed at making Oakville a little greener. Take a look at some of our 2017 accomplishments!
- We advocated for the protection of Glen Abbey golf course, which resulted in the town rejecting the application to develop the land and moving to give the area heritage designation
- Our advocacy for stronger protection for our urban trees was rewarded with an updated private tree protection bylaw, which the town approved in May
- We reached over 6000 students through our environmental education programs, which aim to foster a sense of stewardship for our natural environment through nature walks, presentations, workshops and stewardship projects
- Our Youth Stewards Program (OCAYS) had another successful year, offering workshops, volunteer opportunities, and hands-on experiences like frog and salamander monitoring to youth aged 13-18
Tree Planting and Stewardship:
- With the help of our wonderful volunteers, we planted over 2000 native trees and shrubs in Oakville green spaces
- Through our Corporate Greening Day program, we removed truckloads of invasive species, such as common buckthorn, garlic mustard and dog strangling vine, from Oakville woodlots
- We launched our new Backyard Tree Planting program in partnership with LEAF, and planted our first 8 backyard trees
Thank you to all of our members, volunteers, supporters and partners for helping to green Oakville in 2017! We truly appreciate all of your contributions, and we look forward to working with you again in the new year!