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Environmental Events

June 

Tree Tenders

Saturday June 4th & 11 2016
Greenwood Discovery Pavilion
Cost: $50 / $75 (+HST) with ISA Citizen Arborist Manual (recommended). 

LEARN the basics of trees from expert instructors, CONNECT with other tree lovers, and BE INSPIRED to become an urban forest leader in your community! Lead by LEAF in partnership with Town of Ajax, t his multi-day course will give you a solid understanding of how trees function and what they need to survive and thrive. You'll learn about the benefits of urban trees and the challenges they face.

To register you space please visit www.yourleaf.org/tree-tenders-volunteer-training

Trailfest

Sunday June 12th
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

June 28th 
Rotary Park 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lion's Point 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
June 29th 
Veterans Point 9.00am- 11.am.
Pickering Beach 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ajax Waterfront Lakeside Park 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Click here to download the official poster

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

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.

Greening Your Grounds Workshop: All About Rainbarrels!

June 9th 2016
Carruthers Marsh Pavilion
6.30-8 p.m.

Learn about the benefits of rain barrels

  • Where should I place them?
  • How are they installed?
  • What do I do with overflow?
  • How should they be maintained?

 Click Here to Register Now!

September

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Saturday September 17,
10 a.m. -12 p.m.
Rotary Park

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

Wednesday September 21st 2016
Location TBD

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. We will be hosting a hands on family friendly workshop where you can learn all about the trees in your community.

October

Fall Community Tree Planting

Saturday October 1st
10 a.m. -1 p.m.

Help us to increase Ajax's forest canopy! Join us in planting over 400 native trees and shrubs amongst the spectacular fall colours at Greenwood Conservation Area. Volunteers will be provided trees, gloves, shovels and refreshments! High school volunteers are  eligble for volunteer hours providing they bring their form to be signed during the planting. 

March

Canada Water Week

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

Electric Vehicle (EV) Car Show

Saturday March 12th 2016
Ajax Town Hall, 65 Harwood South
10 a.m.-3p.m.

Join us for Ajax's first Electric Vehicle (EV) Roadshow on Saturday, March 12th 2016 This event is presented in partnership with Plug' n Drive and Windfall Ecology Centre. Visitors 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. Coffee is being generously supplied by Debbie's Cafe.

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

Earth Hour

Earth Hour is an annual international lights-out event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that takes place on March 28th. For more information on this years event please visit www.ajax.ca/livinginajax/earthhour

April

Compost Giveaway, E Waste & Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday April 16th 2016
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 and household hazardous waste free of charge. For more information please visit durham.ca/wasteevents

Ajax Green Living Days

Thursday April 21st- Sunday April 25th 2016
Multiple Locations

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

May

Pollinator Garden Maintenance Session

Wednesday May 11th
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!

Vegetable Container Gardening Workshop (Registration is now full, no space available)

Thursday May 19th 7p.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!

Click Here to register now!

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