December 2013 - News & Events

"Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present."
- Albert Camus
We give of ourselves all year. But the year end round of tax prognosticators tell us to take advantage of tax credits by giving to charities before the end of the year (hint: NANPS). For those tapped out, you can help in many other ways, like volunteering. NANPS has many committees if you have spare time to commit. And you can support the efforts of NANPS and other organizations through other ways of giving, such as attending their events, writing support letters when needed, liking their pages on Facebook and following them on Twitter.
Give a thought...
...to Ontario Place Revitalization
The Ontario Native Plant Reserve - on the Toronto Waterfront - on the shores of Lake Ontario.
As a native plant enthusiast, wouldn't you like to see the proposed 7.5 acre park turned into a Native Plant Paradise, a Natural History Showcase? The Ontario government has even set up a website - MY Ontario Place to plant all the updates and contact info (email, mailing list).
Please fill out the survey by midnight of Dec. 18th. Look for details of the next public meeting in January, when you will be able to make suggestions to the designers of the new park!
Meanwhile, keep in the NANPS loop about this project through the dedicated website, Facebook page and ONPR Twitter account planted out by NANPS' former VP, John Oyston.
Remember to become a member!
Here's one good reason to renew your NANPS membership and not leave it to the last minute when filling out your plant wish list online for the NANPS Spring Sale. Enjoy free admission to the first lecture in The Dr. Barbara Fallis Memorial Lecture Series!
Promoting Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape (Scott Torrance, Landscape Architect)
How to create beautiful urban environments and promote biodiversity while fostering strong connections between people and nature using native plants.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Toronto Botanical Garden
700 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto
TBG and NANPS Members **FREE** (and bring a friend for $10)
Public $25; Students (with ID) $15. Door sales only. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
B.E.S.T. Lecture:
Low Impact Development Techniques That Work (Jennifer Drake)
Low impact development is a means of working with simple systems and nature to lessen environmental impacts responsibly and economically. This lecture explores the various low impact development techniques for stormwater management that have proven effective in the Great Lakes climate and is intended to assist designers in selecting appropriate methods for their projects.
Thursday, January 16, 2014, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
U of T, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Room 103, 230 College St., Toronto
Lots of events are going on in the natural world. Please check the Scoop Calendar for the latest.
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