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Our Special Spaces

Scarborough tree planting 2018 © Christine Ambre

Our Special Spaces 2019

In 2019, members of our Youth Council are working with community groups across the province to organize conservation volunteering events throughout the spring and summer.

The Youth Council invites you to join in a series of events to restore natural spaces, through the creation or monitoring of pollinator habitat in areas across the province during April-September.

See location information below for more details on this year’s events.

We hope to see you there!

Pollinator garden, Our Special Spaces Ottawa 2018 © Emma Kirke

Location Details

The following events are open to the public:

Whitby, May 5.

Shoreline cleanup and pollinator monitoring, in partnership with Thickson’s Woods Land Trust

Hamilton, Date/location TBD

Pollinator planting and monitoring

Markham, Date/location TBD

Pollinator planting and monitoring

Newmarket, Date/location TBD

Pollinator planting and monitoring

Peterborough, September 2019, location TBD

Pollinator planting and monitoring

Youth Council members will also be hosting events in partnership with local schools in Collingwood, Guelph, Kitchener, Leamington, Newmarket and Toronto. Please check back for updates or contact Christine (christinea@ontarionature.org) for more information about upcoming Our Special Spaces public events.


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


Christine Ambre, Ontario Nature

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 Highlights

In 2018, Ontario Nature Youth Council members hosted ten pollinator habitat creation events in communities across Ontario in partnership with local groups. We are grateful to our partners and the 289 volunteers who helped make these events successful. They planted more than 2,700 native wildflowers, shrubs and trees to benefit wild pollinators.

Our Special Spaces, Scarborough © Andre Watson

Photo Album

Our Special Spaces 2018

2018 events generously supported by:

St. Clements School
Eco Team