Urban Heat Island Effect – Interactive Tool

Ottawa experienced yet another heat warning at the end of July, we are experiencing heat waves with increasing frequency and intensity due to climate change. Knowing where heat islands are in our cities — and who lives in them — becomes a crucial public health issue. The urban heat island effect occurs because the closely packed buildings and paved surfaces […]


We need your help protecting our trees from the invasive Japanese Beetles. These beetles are found frequently this time of year and cause immense damage to our local vegetation. This is especially evident at our Hog’s Back Park planting sites. They have favoured attacking the Basswood and Yellow Birch on site and now have begun to attack the Bur Oak […]