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Conserving the Crown Collection for future generations

I’m the conservation and Crown Collection specialist for the Official Residences Branch at the NCC. In this role, I’m responsible for the preservation and safekeeping of the Crown Collection.

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Canada’s Capital and You: A Conversation in Charlottetown and Québec City

The Plan for Canada’s Capital forum is a conversation about the future of our capital and the role all Canadians have to play in shaping it. Our goal is a capital in which all Canadians see a reflection of themselves and feel at home. The forum is held in partnership with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS).

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Tulip planting season is here

Each spring, close to a million tulips bloom in the gardens of Canada’s Capital. Our landscape architects have already designed clusters of tulips of different varieties, colours and sizes for 2018. Now it’s time to plant the tulips.

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Beautiful fall landscapes in the Gatineau Hills

I experienced my first Fall Rhapsody as a Gatineau Park employee in the fall of 1987. Now, in 2017, the upcoming Fall Rhapsody for Canada 150 will be my 30th — as well as my last as an employee, since I will be retiring in January.

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150 remarkable trees in the National Capital Region

I’ve spent my career managing parks of national significance. In my current role at the NCC, I’m responsible for the care and maintenance of more than 15 urban parks in the National Capital Region. What I like most about our urban parks is that they are home to hidden gems that tell a rich story of our culture and history. I also enjoy playing a part in making these spaces attractive and accessible to all.

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Harmful Plants in the Capital

I am the environmental strategy officer for the National Capital Commission. My job involves working closely with colleagues to protect biodiversity in the National Capital Region, and to ensure the health and safety of residents and visitors.

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Canadians dig their history

It is my view that archeology begins and ends with the public. My work at the NCC involves sharing my passion and expertise in archeology with Canadians. It’s truly a pleasure to have the opportunity to help them experience the region’s history.

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7 Greenbelt activities to add to your bucket list

Every time I visit Canada’s Capital Greenbelt, I create new memories. It’s a place where people are able to connect with nature, their loved ones and our nation’s capital. One of my goals at the NCC is to make the Greenbelt a place where shared stories and experiences create lasting memories.

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Five tips to enjoy Gatineau Park and respect Park wildlife

Gatineau Park is the Capital’s conservation park, and we are proud to welcome 2.6 million visits per year. Regardless of the activity that you enjoy in the Park, it is important that you always be aware that the area is first and foremost a wildlife habitat. Here are five tips for Gatineau Park users to help respect the Park’s wildlife.

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