Date: July 15th, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Hampton Park 512 Island Park Drive
A guided walk through Hampton Park to learn about community efforts to increase biodiversity and habitat for pollinators and other species
Hampton Park is a 10-hectare wooded city park in Kitchissippi ward owned by the NCC and maintained by the City of Ottawa. For the last few years, the community group Friends of Hampton Park has been involved in co-stewardship activities to improve the health of the woods and provide native habitat for multiple species, including pollinators. The group has planted native meadow species to add biodiversity to the existing meadow and created a pollinator garden. With the support of the National Capital Commission, volunteers have removed invasive species such as Knotweed and planted native trees and understory plants.
Sharon Boddy will be on hand to talk about building relations with NCC and city staff and how to get volunteer help for a large project. We’re also hoping to include a butterfly specialist.
Meet at the parking lot, accessible from Island Park Drive.
Free, but please REGISTER HERE