Kids of all ages and their families, joined Ontario Nature, Ontario Power Generation and the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority to learn about nature at Tommy Thompson Park for the 2nd Annual Butterfly Festival, a hands-on, interactive conservation event. Visitors learned about biodiversity and species identification, and even got to make their own bird house to take home! Check out the photos from the event.
Environment Chemical and Safety Technician/Technologist, Michelle McKay (left), and Corporate Relations Officer, Steve Repergel (right), visit the new plantation on Lambton GS soil where over 1,200 native trees were planted in partnership with the St. Clair Conservation Authority. The trees were planted in May 2010, along with the enhancement of the station’s Tallgrass Prairie Plot in partnership with the Rural Lambton Stewardship Network. Both initiatives are part of the station’s Biodiversity Management Plan.
Kids of all ages and their families, joined Ontario Nature, Ontario Power Generation, the Upper Thames Conservation Authority and the City of London to learn about nature and conservation at Springbank Park for Biodiversity Nature Day, a hands-on, interactive family conservation event. Visitors learned about biodiversity and endangered species in Ontario, and even got to make their own bird house to take home! Check out the photos from the event.
OPG is excited to be a part of the Earth Rangers “Bring Back the Wild” show at Ontario Place. Join us from July 1 to 25 for a trip around the world to meet and celebrate some of the planet’s most amazing creatures. From Africa to Europe, to right in your own back yard, these creatures have an important story to tell about the diversity of life on earth, and how human impact is affecting their natural ability to survive in the wild. Click here for more information on the event.
Here are a few photos of the stars of the show.
Over 150 employee volunteers and their families, local Scouts, and community members participated in a soggy but successful tree planting event at Nanticoke GS on May 1.
Over 2,000 white pine and white spruce seedlings were planted to enhance biodiversity on the site. Since 1997, over 35,000 trees have been planted at Nanticoke.
Biodiversity is everywhere at our OPG sites; from birds and bees, to flowers and trees. Take a closer look at the biodiversity surrounding our Darlington site, as photographed by some talented OPG employees.
Biodiversity is everywhere at our OPG sites; from birds and bees, to flowers and trees. Take a closer look at the biodiversity surrounding our Pickering site, as photographed by some talented OPG employees.
On Saturday, May 1, OPG’s Darlington Nuclear held it’s annual tree planting event. OPG employees and their families, along with 125 Scouts, planted over 300 Silver Maple trees along Darlington’s portion of the Lake Ontario waterfront trail.
Over the years, more than 26,000 trees have been planted through this event. The trees provide habitat and encourage increased biodiversity within the local environment for the more than 1,000 species of animals and plants that call the Darlington site home.
On Saturday, May 8, OPG and Ontario Nature partnered with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority for the 10th Annual Spring Bird Festival, at Tommy Thompson Park. Gloomy weather did not stop participants from coming out to participate in hikes and bird demonstrations. Visitors enjoyed workshops such as nature sketching and bird gardening, in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day.
Also featured was one of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology electric buses, restored in 2008 with financial support from OPG, shuttling festival participants around the park. The buses, previously used to transport tourists to the Grand Canyon, are now used for environmental research and education purposes – especially in the area of cleaner transportation.
Saturday, Apr. 24 was the Ontario Power Generation sponsored “Take Pride in Pickering Day” tree planting event in Alex Robertson Park. In a few short hours, close to 250 volunteers were able to plant approximately 650 trees and shrubs along the park’s naturalization area and wildlife corridor.
Thanks to a successful partnership between Ontario Power Generation, Toronto Region Conservation Authority, City of Pickering, Environmental Stewardship Pickering, along with other community groups and volunteers more than 7,000 plantings have been made in the park.