Ontario Place Meeting
The Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport is holding a public meeting from 6 - 9 pm on Wed Dec 4th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, about the future of a 7.5 acre waterfront parking lot at Ontario Place, which they intend to convert into a park in time for the 2015 Pan-Am games. NANPS founder and honorary president, Jim French, had the idea that this would be a great site for an Ontario Native Plant Reserve, to display our native plants and to provide habitat for Ontario's birds, bees and butterflies in the heart of the city.
Update, October 2013
Save the dates for the following events:
Dr. Barbara Fallis Memorial Lecture Series
“Promoting Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape”
Scott Torrance, Landscape Architect
7:00 pm Jan. 22/14
Toronto Botanical Garden
700 Lawrence Ave. East
“Using Native Plants for LEED Buildings”
7:00 pm Feb 11/14
Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
230 College St. Room 103
"Controlling Garlic Mustard"
Dr. Dawn Bazely, York University
7:00 pm March 4/14
York University, Keele Campus
Exact location to be determined
Garlic mustard winter rosettes
2013 AGM Minutes
Minutes for the NANPS 28 th AGM
Markham Civic Centre
October 19, 2013
Tree Information Sheet
"The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now" - Chinese proverb.
But what sort of native tree should you plant? Growing a tree is a long-term project, so you need to choose carefully. In particular, you do not want to plant a tree which will grow too big for the site.
NANPS 2013 Annual Report
The NANPS 2013 Annual Report is now available as a free download. Just click on the image below:
The report contains a summary of all the great things NANPS has done over the past year, including lectures, plantings, tours and the plant sale, as well as our online activities. It includes a brief financial statement and a big "Thank You" to our members and volunteers.
Please join NANPS in the
Study, Cultivation, Conservation and Restoration of North America's native flora.
NANPS special 48 page, colour 25th Anniversary Edition of NANPS newsletter, The Blazing Star, is still available.
Photo credit: Deb Chute