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Update: Protecting the MERTON LANDS from Development

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A tremendous thank you to all 600 plus who wrote to Council, those who attended the Open House information sessions and packed Council on Monday April 14th, 2014.

 

We are grateful to Council who listened to citizens who want to protect the Fourteen Mile Creek Valley Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) and surrounding greenspace.

 

Council are now committed to saving 100% of the Merton Lands from development.  Stay tuned for a further report in June.

 

For local media update:

http://oakvillenews.org/meeting-on-merton-lands-results-in-adoption-of-the-mayors-motion/   and

 

http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/4467125-people-implore-town-of-oakville-to-save-merton-lands/

Looking for vendors for OAKVILLEGREEN’S ANNUAL GARAGE SALE

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Saturday May 24th, 2014   8am. – 1 pm  Town Hall

  • We are NOW accepting reservations and payment for vendor paces!
  • Reserve now, because we sold out the spaces last year!

Need to clean out your garage or basement? Have old toys you need to sell?

Come out to Oakvillegreen Conservation Association’s 9th Annual Community Garage Sale.

Oakvillegreen takes care of organizing and advertising this event, so it makes it even easier for vendors. With more than 60 vendors, this event will be an excellent opportunity to sell your stuff or find great deals.

Saturday, May 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine)

Oakville Town Hall (Parking Lot)

1225 Trafalgar Road (just north of the QEW).

 

If you would like to rent a space to sell your items, the cost is $25 if registered and paid for by May 16th. After May 16th, spaces will cost $30. To reserve a spot call Margaret at 289-813-1568 or email her at garagesale@247post.com

The Town of Oakville holds its annual Oakville Conserves Energy Conservation Fair inside Town Hall on the same day, so there will be lots to see and do.

Thank you to all who stopped by for a visit at Ecofest!

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It was a successful day at Ecofest yesterday at the (FREE) 14th annual Halton Eco Festival.

Wonderful to talk with folks from Oakville, Acton, Burlington, Mississauga and even St Catherines!  Whether, it was about native trees, plants & shrubs, honeybees, private tree protection, community tree plantings, school educational programs, schoolyard greening or your school project, the garage sale or protecting the Merton Lands, we hope you left with more information and inspiration. It was also a valuable opportunity for us to network and plan with other environmental friends as a new season emerges. Thanks to Stephen Dankowich and his team at Oakville Peace Centre for organizing this much anticipated festival.

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Glen Abbey Community Centre, 1415 Third Line (south of Upper Middle)

Saturday, April 5, 2014 10am – 5pm

Come hear about our exciting spring events and sign up for our spring community treeplantings.

“The 14th Halton Eco Festival is one of Ontario’s longest-running environmental fairs and its popularity has been growing every year since 2001. More and more people are discovering just how much there is to see and do at the event,” remarked Mr. Dankowich, show manager and executive director of the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights.

“The Halton Eco Festival raises greater awareness about the importance of the natural environment and we have put together another really interesting line up of features and activities that families will want to be part of,” he said.

For more information and photos:        http://oakvillepeacecentre.org/haltonecofest/