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Here is a digest of the latest news from the RPCA, including updates from the City of Ottawa and our River Ward City Councillor.

We had an amazing opening of the Mooney’s Bay Community Garden on July 13, 2020. Thanks to everyone who came out wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance. The only way through this pandemic is by working together as tight-knit communities.

Thanks again to our sponsors, Councillor Riley Brockington and Brigil Construction. Thanks to Just Food for the seeds and soil. Thanks to the Brookfield Restaurant for delicious treats.

As Ottawa residents respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic, one neighbourhood has come together to launch a brand-new community garden, aimed at sharing gardening skills and improving the local food supply.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Mooney’s Bay Community Garden
Monday, July 13, 2020 at 9:30 am
Riverside Mall, 729 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa, ON K1V 6M8

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Mooney’s Bay Community Garden is open to media and the public, but it will be a COVID-conscious event (masks required). It will also provide photo opportunities with local community gardeners.

“We are excited to create gardening opportunities for so many diverse families in our community,” said Riverside Park Community Association (RPCA) President Joel Duff. “This is a good news story about neighbours working together with local government and developers to create inclusive, supportive and sustainable communities. Food is vital to life, and it also brings people together in fantastic ways.”

The Mooney’s Bay Community Garden is a project of the RPCA and is temporarily located at the site of a vacant grocery store at the Riverside Mall, while the mall’s new owners confirm plans to redevelop the land. Local families will be tending their own garden plots, and a portion of the harvest will be designated for donation. The project was made possible by the generous support of River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington, and site owners, Brigil Construction.

For further information, contact:
Joel Duff, President
416-707-0349
president@riversidepark.ca

The RPCA is pleased to announce that we will be launching the new Mooney’s Bay Community Gardens at the site of the Riverside Mall (733 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa, ON K1V 6N1).

This project has been made possible through the generous support of River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington and Brigil Construction, and the dedication and hard work of the RPCA Gardening Committee and their volunteers.

After only a few days of promotion, we have had more applications for garden plots than we can accommodate. We will be able to announce the successful garden plot applicants early next week, and we are aiming to open the gardens on June 28, 2020.

The application process is now closed but we do hope to expand the project this fall, in preparation for the 2021 growing season.

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Click here to read the General Policies and Practices for the Mooney’s Bay Community Gardens (Downloadable PDF).

Questions? Email us: garden [at ] riversidepark.ca

The City of Ottawa is developing a new Solid Waste Master Plan, to be completed by the end of 2021. The plan will guide how we manage solid waste over the next 30 years. Help our city manage its resources and its environmental impact, as Ottawa grows and changes.

OC Transpo has scheduled full and partial closures of O-Train Line 1 between Sunday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 24 for work to improve service reliability. R1 replacement bus service will operate on these dates to ensure continuity of service.

OC Transpo has scheduled full and partial closures of O-Train Line 1 between Sunday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 24 for work to improve service reliability. R1 replacement bus service will operate on these dates to ensure continuity of service.

Click here for details.

After a summer hiatus, the RPCA will be hosting our first Board of Directors meeting of the fall on Wed, September 2, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public. Details and meeting documents will be posted in late summer.

RSVP now to receive the meeting information by email.

This week in Riverside Park, coyotes have been spotted in Linton Park, the Hydro One corridor, and south of Southmore Drive E. Coyotes are a natural part of our urban wildlife, but should be treated with caution. Be alert, steer clear, and report sightings.

The first extended Household Hazardous Waste Depot will be hosted at 3100 Conroy Road, from Monday, June 22 to Saturday, June 27, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


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