Glashan Public School Greening Project Update

Ecology Ottawa is a partner with the Glashan Public School Green Team.

Angela Keller-Herzog gives us an update on the work so far....

We now have an enthusiastic Green Team composed of school, parent and community volunteers supporting this initiative. We’re looking for more help and talent – join us to make this happen!

Ash trees on Catherine - yard will lose shadeIn connection with a funding application the Green Team submitted to the City of Ottawa Better Neighbourhoods Program (cross your fingers please!), the project has also received endorsement from City Councillors David Chernushenko, Diane Holmes and Mathieu Fleury (whose wards cover the Glashan catchment), as well as our schoolboard trustee and chair of the OCDSB Jennifer McKenzie.

The next step in the project was a class-by-class consultation on Wednesday and Thursday, November 20 and 21, and the completion of student consultations on Wednesday December 12th. This visioning process is where the students can give their ideas and input on how the schoolyard can be improved. After all, it is their schoolyard! All these sessions will be facilitated by schoolyard greening guru Ann Coffey. We have also received aNeed to replace these trees surge of support from local community businesses who have generously contributed to the start-up fund for the greening project – to allow us to do the planning & feasibility work.

Thank you to: • Angela’s Bed & Breakfast Ottawa • Atelier Pika (Sandi Webster’s fine gold & silver smithing) • Back to Health Wellness Centre • CIMA Canada Inc & the CIMA Ottawa Social Club • Davidson’s Jewellers • Ecology Ottawa • Gum Docs • Hara Associates Inc. • Ottawa Bluesfest • Prosthodontics on Chamberlain (Dr. Hum & Associates) • The Dental Office at Lyon & Glebe (Dr. John Oueis & Associates) • Wilf & Ada’s (A Scratch Diner, owned by Ion Aimers) • 240 Catherine Street Inc.

And generous personal donations from: • Karen Yundt, and • Safwat Tawdrous from the C-store! Congratulations to Laura Serghi, winner of the pendant and earrings raffle at the November 14 parent-teacher evening.

To join the effort or to donate: Contact - [email protected]

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