Projects

2017

- Wild. Here. collaboration with Rout/e Footpress (Chris Turnbull) on planting poetry in urban spaces with the CSART Ottawa program.

- Wild. Here. collaboration with Sustainable Enterprise Alliance (Ottawa) on a bike scavenger hunt during their Love Your Local Campaign.

- Created three resources for Faith & The Common Good's Outdoor Greening (Sacred Greenspaces) Program (scroll to bottom of webpage link for access to free garden resources):

  • 10 local Outdoor Greening Case Studies 
  • 10 Outdoor Greening Fact Sheets
  • Sustainable Gardening Primer

- Completed 10 Outdoor Greening Audits of local faith communities' landscapes and gardens that included a written summary report after the visit.

- Administered the local Ottawa portion of the ONTARIO 150 Youth Garden program.

- Wrote one article on FCG outdoor garden audit program for the Peace and Environment News Fall 2017 Edition.

- As Community Animator for Faith & The Common Good provided outdoor gardening resources to members.


2016

- Received funding to expand Faith & The Common Good's Greening Sacred Spaces with new outdoor gardening resources (10 case studies + 10 fact sheets).

- Wrote two articles on faith community gardens for the Peace and Environment News Fall 2016 Edition.

- As Community Animator for Faith & The Common Good provided outdoor gardening resources to members.


2015

RVCA - Butternut Recovery - Autumn reporting for Petrie Island

- Consulted for Rideau Valley Conservation Authority in regards to urban meadow restoration to support bobolinks.

- Consulted for South March Highlands in regards to nature walk organization, administration and funding options

- Co-organizer of Ottawa's Native Plant Garden Days (June) (Link to NPGD website)

-  Petrie Island Native Flora Program Co-ordinator (April - October)

Chirps, Tweets & Trills: Learn Your Local Bird Songs - six week bird identification class (Volunteer Organizer and Fundraiser for Ottawa Bird Count)


2014

- Consulted for Ottawa Stewardship Council in regards to ideas for their 2015 Work Plan

- Outdoor Poetry Installation at Petrie Island - collaboration with Rout/e

RVCA - Butternut Recovery - Autumn reporting for Petrie Island

- Ottawa Bird Count - Census Plot Field Monitor (May - July)

- Petrie Island Native Flora Program Co-ordinator (April - November)

- Chirps, Tweets & Trills: Learn Your Local Bird Songs - six week bird identification class (Volunteer Organizer and Fundraiser for Ottawa Bird Count)

- Provided input on biophilic strategies for the new Rockcliffe Lands development (public consultations led by Canada Lands Company)

- Cross-posting of blog posts at Regina Urban Ecology


2013

- RVCA Streambank Restoration - Volunteer (using bioengineering techniques)

RVCA - Butternut Recovery - Autumn reporting for Petrie Island

- Petrie Island - Native Wildflower Garden Volunteer + Ecological Research Volunteer

- Ottawa Bird Count - Geomatics Intern

- Innis Point Bird Observatory - Volunteer Intern - SMMP (Spring Migration Monitoring Program)

- Provided input into ICLEI's Biodiversity in the City Management Guidebook

- Dandelions & Concrete - Rockcliffe Lands Redevelopment Series (Part 2 - 5)

- Cross-posting of blog posts at Regina Urban Ecology


2012

Ottawa Urban Wild Tours - Co-Founder and Organizer (April - September)

- Fletcher Wildlife Garden - Backyard Garden and Invasive Species Control Volunteer

- Ontario Swift Watch Program - Field Volunteer

- Dandelions & Concrete - Rockcliffe Lands Redevelopment Series (Part 1 - INTRO)

- Cross-posting of blog posts at Regina Urban Ecology


2011

- Ottawa Urban Wild Tours - Co-Founder and Organizer (April - September)

- Provided input on the City of Ottawa's Choosing Our Future Strategy (A Plan for Sustainability and Resilience) in terms of biodiversity policies, strategies and practices (through the Canadian Biodiversity Institute)


2010

- Rideau Valley Conservation Authority - Urban Stream Monitoring Volunteer (Summer)

- Community Garden Tours by Transition Ottawa - Organizing Volunteer


2001-2002

- Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre - Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer