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OPA's 63rd Annual Parks Education Forum presentations

Thank you to everyone who attended/supported/participated in our

 63rd ANNUAL PARKS EDUCATION FORUM - you helped make the day a huge success!

Interested in being able to review the presentations that were shared at the Forum?
Thanks to our Education Forum speakers you can do so by clicking the appropriate link below.
(Please note that just because this information has been made available on the internet, does not mean you can just download it and claim it as your own. Please do not use any part of the presentations without written permission from the presenters. Thank you!)

Session 1: Peter Wynnyczuk - Addressing Municipal Tree Issues

Session 2: Dog Waste * Garbage * Solutions for Waste in Parks - Rhonda-Lee Fetterly (City of Waterloo), Dan Tully (Practica)

Session 3:Cassie Schembri and Jordan Wiedrick, Green Infrastructure in Our Green Spaces

Session 4: Rohan Lilauwala and Paul Ronan, The Case for Parks - Putting a Dollar Value on the Environmental Benefits of Parks



7:00 to 7:30

Set-Up

7:45 to 8:45

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 to 9:00

Welcome 

9:00 to 10:00

Securing Parks and Trails to Expand Economy, Tourism and Community Benefits – Presented by: Patrick Connor, Executive Director, Ontario Trails Council, and Robert Orland, Founder, Orland Conservation 

10:00 to 10:45

Break with Vendors

10:50 to 11:50

How Parks Professionals Can Contribute to Age Friendly Communities

 - Presented by: Michelle DellamoraSpecial Projects Coordinator, Age Friendly London and Paul D’Hollander, Manager, Recreation Services, City of London

12:10 to 1:30

Past Presidents Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

1:30 to 2:30

Medians & Boulevards –Presented by: Mary Battaglia, City of Burlington

2:30 to 3:00

Break with Vendors

 

3:00 to 4:00

Noxious invasive plants in the urban setting – lessons learned from practical experience   Presented by: Sara Rowland, BSc. MSc. MICFor. CEnv.

 

4:00

Closing

7:00 to 7:30

Set-Up

7:45 to 8:45

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 to 9:00

Welcome 

9:00 to 10:00

Securing Parks and Trails to Expand Economy, Tourism and Community Benefits – Presented by: Patrick Connor, Executive Director, Ontario Trails Council, and Robert Orland, Founder, Orland Conservation 

10:00 to 10:45

Break with Vendors

10:50 to 11:50

How Parks Professionals Can Contribute to Age Friendly Communities

 - Presented by: Michelle DellamoraSpecial Projects Coordinator, Age Friendly London and Paul D’Hollander, Manager, Recreation Services, City of London

12:10 to 1:30

Past Presidents Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

1:30 to 2:30

Medians & Boulevards –Presented by: Mary Battaglia, City of Burlington

2:30 to 3:00

Break with Vendors

 

3:00 to 4:00

Noxious invasive plants in the urban setting – lessons learned from practical experience   Presented by: Sara Rowland, BSc. MSc. MICFor. CEnv.

 

4:00

Closing

Registration

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