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Environmental Events

March

Invasive Species Awareness Week- Workshop

Thursday March 2nd  2017
Carruthers Marsh Pavilion, 55 Ashbury Blvd
7-8.30 p.m.

In recognition of Invasive Species Awareness week we are hosting a FREE workshop . Experts from the Onario Invasive Plant Council and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters will help you to identify and reduce invasive species on your property and within the community.

Registration coming soon!

Canada Water Week

Wednesday March 22nd 2017
St Francis Centre- 78 Church St S
7.-8.30 p.m.

Each March, the Town of Ajax celebrates "Water" as part of the national Canada Water Week. For more information on this years events visit www.ajax.ca/livinginajax/canadawaterweek

Registration coming soon!

Earth Hour

Saturday March 25th 2017
Ajax Community Centre- 75 Centennial Rd
6.-9.00 p.m.

Earth Hour is an annual international lights-out event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that takes place on March 25th. For more information on this years event please visit www.ajax.ca/livinginajax/earthhour

April

Ajax Green Living Days

Thursday April 20th- Sunday April 23rd 2017
Multiple Locations

The Town of Ajax holds Ajax Green Living Days every April as a multi-day event to celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd) and to help promote environmental awareness.  Ajax Green Living Days has a variety of events for the whole family.

Compost Giveaway & Electronic Waste Collection

Saturday April 29th 2017
Ajax Operations Centre, 800 Salem Rd N
8.30 a.m.-noon

Each spring, the Region of Durham and the Town of Ajax offers free compost to residents as a thank you for diverting source separated organics and leaf and yard waste from landfill. This year we will also be collecting electronic waste  free of charge. For more information please visit durham.ca/wasteevents

May

Vegetable Container Gardening Workshop 

Thursday May 11th 2017
7-8.30p.m.
Audley Recreation Centre, 1955 Audley Rd

Skip the supermarket and try growing produce from your own backyard!

Local gardening expert, Ken Brown, has the answer. Come join us for more insight into container gardening as an easy way to grow your own food for the whole family!

  •  Free plant to jumstart your garden
  • Bring extra plants & swap with another gardener!

Creating Butterfly Habitat in you Backward

Wednesday May 24th 2017
Greenwood Discovery Pavillion, 2290 Greenwood Rd
6.30-8.30 p.m.

Butterflies are not only beautiful they are a  crucial pollinator species and are crucial in the production of food. Join the Toronto and Region Consevration who will be showing you how you can create the perfect habitat for butterflies in you backyard.

Registration coming soon!

June

Pollinator Garden Maintenance Session

Thursday June 8th 2017
St Andrews Park (46 Exeter Rd, Ajax)
4.30-7 p.m.

Come out and help learn how to identify native plants and invasive species during this hands on session, whilst helping to maintain Ajax's pollinator habitat by helping us plant, weed and mulch!

  • Gloves, tools and, and snacks will be provided.
  • High school students will receive volunteer hours for their time

Click Here to Register Now!

 

Ajax in Bloom

June 1st-30th

Ajax in Bloom is a celebration of civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community participation with consideration to the promotion of green spaces throughout the town.  Each Spring, residents, businesses, and schools are invited to nominate what they believe will become the best gardens in Town.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Car Show

Date: TBD
Location:TBD
10 a.m.-3p.m.

Join us for Ajax's second Electric Vehicle (EV) Roadshow on Saturday, MVisitors will be able to ride and drive electric vehicles, see EV charging demonstrations, learn about environmental initiatives, and find out more about electric vehicle charging locations.

*please note: parking is limited so please consider taking transit or carpooling!

Trailfest

Sunday June 11th
9-1p.m.

Cyclists, walkers are invited to participate in Trailfest. Organized by the Active Transportation & Trails Advisory Committee, the Town of Ajax is excited to present options suitable for everyone at the annual Trailfest event.

Love Your Lake- Community Cleanup

Date: TBD

Love Your Lake is an Ontario-wide initiative being led by A Greener Future. The goal is to clean the entire shoreline of Lake Ontario over the cpurse of the summer. Volunteers are needed to help clean four locations along the Ajax waterfront. Bags and gloves will be provided and high school volunteer hours can be gained from particpation.

To register your place please visit:

www.agreenerfuture.ca/love-your-lake/register

September

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Saturday September 23th 2017
Rotary Park
10- noon

Take a stand against shoreline litter!

Help protect our most valuable natural resource and participate in the 2016 Fall Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. 

National Tree Day Celebration

Click here to download the official event poster

Wednesday September 27th 2017
6.30-8.30 p.m.
Audley Recreation Centre
1955 Audley Rd

Join us in the celebration and appreciation of the great benefits that trees provide us - clean air, wildlife habitat, energy conservation and a beautiful Town.

Experts from the arbouricultural industry will help you to:

  • Identify different tree species in your neighbourhood
  • Assess for a suitable site when planting a new tree
  • Correctly plant a tree
  • Learn more about subsidies being offered for tree planting on your property.

October

Fall Community Tree Planting

Sunday October 21st
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: TBD

We are seeking volunteers to help increase Ajax's forest canopy. Trees, shovels, and gloves and refreshments will be provided. This event is eligible for high school volunteer hours

This event is suitable for all ages and will take place rain or shine!

 

For more information regarding Environmental Events please contact:
Town of Ajax
Operations and Environmental Services
Telephone: 905-683-2951
Email: sustainableajax@ajax.ca