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Our Special Spaces

Youth-led nature restoration events

Our Species Spaces 2019, Hamilton © Joyce Cheng

Highlights of 2019

Each year, Ontario Nature’s Youth Council organizes conservation volunteering events across Ontario. From April to October 2019, Youth Council members hosted 12 habitat creation and restoration events in communities across Ontario. 

We are grateful to our local partners and the 193 volunteers who helped make these events successful. They planted more than 1,400 pollinator-friendly native wildflowers, shrubs and trees. and collected a total of 33 bags of trash, recycling and invasive plants.

Our Species Spaces 2019, Whitby © Natalie Rae


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.

Our Species Spaces 2019, Leamington © Chloe Jakob


Christine Ambre, Ontario Nature

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

or 416-444-8419 ext. 244.

Our Species Spaces 2019, King © Christine Ambre

“I couldn’t wait to get down and dirty with the soil!”  Sanna, volunteer for Our Special Spaces Collingwood 

“While I was planting, I could feel such a strong energy and community between the people doing it. Coming away from that activity, it helped give me motivation and energy to act more and make more personal changes for the environment. I know there were many others who had the same experience. Being able to take communal action is so crucial, because it gives you the motivation to keep working, and to keep pushing for change.” – Thomas, volunteer for Our Special Spaces Kitchener

Our Species Spaces 2019, King © Christine Ambre

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Our Special Spaces 2019


2019 events generously supported by:

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation logo
York Region Logo