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Our Special Spaces

Scarborough tree planting 2018 © Christine Ambre

Highlights

Each year, Ontario Nature’s Youth Council organizes conservation volunteering events across Ontario. To align with the pollinator campaign in the spring and summer of 2018, Youth Council members hosted 9 pollinator habitat creation events in communities across Ontario in partnership with local groups.

We are grateful to our partners and the 269 volunteers who helped make these events successful. They planted more than 1,500 native wildflowers, shrubs and trees to benefit wild pollinators.

Pollinator garden, Our Special Spaces Ottawa 2018 © Emma Kirke

Testimonials

“The pollinator friendly planting I was a part of this past May gave me a sense of stewardship and made me feel as though I was making a real impact on the world. I am glad that I was able to be a part of the event.” – Jacob, Our Special Spaces Peterborough

“I love being able to plant things where I can come back and see it all time!”  – 8 year old, Our Special Spaces Kitchener (Gzowski Park)

Anderson CVI pollinator garden © Aidan Brushett

Background

Since 2011, hundreds of people have joined Our Special Spaces events and contributed to conservation efforts in their communities. Past projects include pollinator habitat creation, tree planting, litter removal, hiking trail maintenance and shoreline cleanups.

Habitat restoration, Our Special Spaces Peterborough 2018 © Krystal Lakeman and Robert Ormston

Contact

Christine Ambre, Ontario Nature

Christine Ambre

Please contact Christine Ambre to get more information or about sponsorship inquiries 

or 416-444-8419 ext. 244.

Pollinator-friendly planting, Our Special Spaces Toronto 2018 © Christine Ambre

2018 events generously supported by:


St. Clements School
Eco Team