CONSERVATION HALTON AWARDS 2014
Oakvillegreen was honoured to receive acknowledgement of our nomination by a member of the community, for our efforts in promoting sustainable tree planting in Oakville and engaging community volunteers.
“We so fortunate to have citizens who love to participate in our community tree plantings. They have been a huge success this spring,” said Karen Brock, Oakvillegreen president, who attended the Conservation Halton Awards on Tuesday, June 24 at the Milton Centre for the Arts. “We have planted almost 1000 trees and shrubs this spring, with help from Oakville volunteers.”
“Also, we want to congratulate Sean James of Fernridge Landscaping, whom may of you know from our native plant workshops, for receiving the Education (individual) award”.
For more info on the Awards and the inspiring people who were honoured for their work as Conservation Heroes, see http://www.conservationhalton.ca/media-releases/conservation-halton-recognizes-local-conservation-heroes
Always wanted to know more about trees? Interested in helping trees in your neighbourhood and improving the urban forest canopy?
….Then become an Urban Forest AmbassadorFrom Town of Oakville Forestry:
“In partnership with BioForest Technologies Inc., the Town of Oakville is looking for volunteers to become part of an urban forest health ambassador program. You will learn basic forestry skills including tree identification and what the signs and symptoms are for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and other invasive insects. You will then apply these skills to help monitor and assess the trees in your neighbourhood. The number of trees monitored is entirely up to you and the time you have available. A healthy urban forest is an integral part of our community, and together we can keep it green!
If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 14 for details.”
Oakvillegreen Conservation Association’s 10th Annual Community Garage Sale was a smashing success!
Thank you to all our vendors, volunteers, shoppers and supporters.
We are especially grateful to our sponsors: Town of Oakville, Tim Horton’s (Cross Ave.) and Whole Foods, M&M Foods (Sixth Line location).
Our 2015 Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at Town Hall (1225 Trafalgar Rd.).
Stay tuned for more details and a call for volunteers!