Peterborough Green-Up is a not-for-profit, community-based organization whose mission is “to enhance environmental health in the Peterborough region by interpreting environmental concerns, facilitating positive action, and providing services recognized as valuable by the community.”
Peterborough Green-Up has been a major player on the environmental stage in Peterborough since 1991, and offers a wide variety of programs focused on energy, water, waste, greenspace, transportation, food and climate change.
City and County of Peterborough, as well as Northumberland and Haliburton Counties.
Program Areas and Funding
(this will focus solely on Green-Up’s greenspace programs)
0ver 25,000 visitors each year; 2,000 local school children participate in programs annually; great demand for native plants; called “Peterborough’s crown jewel” by Communities in Bloom judges; locally-grown native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants planted in regional gardens and restoration projects
“Our Urban Forest Program” – in third year of three year funding from the Ontario Trillium foundation with the following components:
City has changed species selected for roadside planting as a result of the inventory; data collected for 4,000 trees; over 100 volunteers
53 workshops and presentations in first two years, involving 1,500 people; two factsheets; 17 newspaper articles
39 elementary classes visited in two winters; 991 students participated
130, 6-8’ trees planted in first season; provided by Ecology Park tree nursery
164 entries in first year of program; mayor and local officials participated in an “Awards Gala” with 150 guests
Plan is nearing completion; is slated for presentation to Council during winter of 2010