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Responsible Trail Management

A few years ago, when we initially began to look at addressing the problem of unofficial trails in Gatineau Park, our thinking was to harmonize the needs and requests of Park users with the Park’s conservation mandate. So we created the Responsible Trail Management project.

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Views You Need to See Before Fall Rhapsody Ends

It’s always a magical time to be in the capital during the fall. Everywhere you go you’re able to catch brilliant displays of colour as the leaves change. Fall Rhapsody is taking place from now until October 21st and you’ll be able to get some spectacular displays of colour around the city. Here are some of the views you can’t miss during Fall Rhapsody:

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Report on Activities - September 2018

On September 18, the NCC Board of Directors met to discuss recent and upcoming projects. Here are some of the highlights presented in my Report on Activities.

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Indigenous engagement: Six success stories in Canada’s Capital

A little over nine years ago, the NCC made a big leap in terms of Indigenous engagement when I was hired on as the first Aboriginal liaison officer. At the time, I believe the NCC was the only Crown corporation to have a person dedicated to engaging Aboriginal groups in the region, particularly the Anishinabe Algonquin First Nation communities. In time, I also took on the role of resident Indigenous elder.

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Three “must-do” activities for the Labour Day long weekend

The beautiful summer that we’ve been having has been perfect for outdoor activities. Now that summertime is coming to a close, here are three great activities that make for a fun end to the season. Why not make them a yearly tradition with your friends and family?

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7 spots for a lunch break picnic

As our hot summer days become numbered, many of us are looking for opportunities to spend a little more time outdoors. Why not leave your air-conditioned office behind for the lunch hour and have a picnic? Here are our top spots for a lunch break picnic.

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My Summer Experience: Bringing a Turtle That Was Almost Roadkill Back to Life

Every time I mention my work conducting road mortality surveys to family or friends, they always ask me, “So, what do you do, walk around and look for dead stuff?” This, in reality, isn’t far off. But the job comes with the rewards of a bright moment.

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Eight Greenbelt farms to check out this summer

Looking to escape the city and spend some time on a local farm? Greenbelt farms offer a wide range of tastes and experiences, from picking your own fresh fruit to goat yoga sessions. You can also find a delicious assortment of vegetables, honey and locally raised meats. Our in-house farmer, Robin Turner, recommends checking out these eight Greenbelt farms this summer:

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