Posts Tagged ‘Ottawa River’

GO AHEAD – get involved with Janes’ Walk Ottawa! Here is the schedule.

Jane’s Walk is about getting close to your city, about getting out and observing, meeting your neighbours, discovering new areas, and learning about the urban landscape, streetscape, buildings, parks, public art and monuments, and the details of daily existence that weave together into the fabric of our urban existence.

Sharing our passion for the city through events like Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into a strong and resourceful community, forging a sense of identity and belonging, and encouraging civic pride.

Jane’s Walk is unique because these walking tours:

  • Cost nothing for participants and are given for free by the guides.
  • Encourage civic engagement and leadership – anyone can offer a Jane’s Walk by signing up on our website. We do the bulk of publicity and promotion.
  • Focus on personal passions and observations. The walks are led by locals who have a local take on what’s important and interesting. The point is to share the things that excite us about our city. The focus goes beyond the standard take on architecture and design.
  • Impart a sense of belonging. The walks are inclusive, friendly, and interactive – participants join in with their own observations and reminiscences about the area.

Source: Jane’s Walk website


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Petrie Island is a city park stretching along the shore of the Ottawa River in Orléans. There are public beaches, picnic areas and walking trails.Although no one seems to be sure exactly when it began and ended, there is general agreement that part of Petrie Island — near the Basswood Trail, away from the beach — was used as a dump until the 1960s and later. Read more here.

Source: Ottawa Citizen, April 26, 2010



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Ottawa River Action Plan

The City of Ottawa has a working plan to protect the health of the Ottawa River which means cleaner water, safer beaches and a better environment.

The 16 projects in the Ottawa River Action Plan not only address the problem of combined sewer overflows, but also the broader issues affecting the entire watershed.

Attend a public meeting to provide input about which solution YOU believe is the most sustainable — economically, environmentally and socially.

Or, read about the plan on their web site and provide your opinion on the Ottawa River Action Plan online survey

If you have questions, please e-mail riverplan@ottawa.ca

Source: City of Ottawa

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