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The Township of Woolwich Environmental Enhancement Committee (TWEEC)

The Township of Woolwich Environmental Enhancement Committee (TWEEC) is a partnership between Woolwich Healthy Communities and the Township of Woolwich to improve the quality of the environment in the Township. Formed in February 2004, our 14-member committee meets monthly to plan projects and to organize groups and volunteers to help implement them. We welcome volunteers and groups interested in contributing to local environmental projects!

Committee Members

2014-2018 term

Susan Bryant (Chairperson)

Melissa Annett

Matthew Hilbert

Dennis Martin

John Mathers

Heather Ogram

Kaitlin Powers

Inga Rinne

Nancy Stayzer

Gloria Yeung

Ann Roberts (staff support)

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing an Environmental
    Enhancement Plan
  • Developing and managing a Reforestation Plan - see Trees for Woolwich project
  • Mobilizing the community to implement
    the plans
  • See Terms of Reference

Possible Initiatives

  • Promoting public awareness of and education in environmental enhancement
  • Initiating environmental programs
  • Providing comments to Council on environmental issues, as requested by Council
  • Proposing and implementing work plans based on priorities identified by the Committee

Funding

$12,000 is available in the Township budget annually for projects implemented by the Committee

Reporting Procedure

  • The plans, budgets and implementation measures are first endorsed by the Woolwich Healthy Communities Coordinating Committee and then presented to Council for approval. 
  • The specifics, logistics and volunteer organization for each project are considered and approved by the Committee.

Your thoughts and ideas are important to us!

The Committee is looking for ideas for environmental enhancement projects in Woolwich Township. We have some ideas, but we would very much like to hear from Woolwich residents. Please contact any Committee member with suggestions for project areas.

2018 Tree Planting Dates:

April 24, 25 & 28 and May 5, 2018

Woolwich Community Clean-Up Day:

Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 8:30am-Noon

For more info about tree planting or Community Clean Up Day please contact:

Ann Roberts

519-669-1647 X7027 or 1-877-969-0094 x7027

aroberts@woolwich.ca

TWEEC Activities

Since 2004

  • Planted more than 2000 trees in Elmira
  • Hosted a pesticide alternative workshop
  • Planted 60 trees at Schaner Park in St. Jacobs
  • Organized annual community clean-up days since 2004
  • Prepared an environmental enhancement plan
  • Planted more than 700 trees at part of five roadside tree planting projects
  • Hosted three native plant sales.
  • Initiated the Yellow Fish Road program in Woolwich
  • Partnered with GRCA to plant 80 trees at Snyders Flats near Bloomingdale and 150 trees around the Woolwich Reservoir
  • Supported the greenhouse project at EDSS
  • Supported the Region’s bale wrap recycling program
  • Revitalized the native garden at the Elmira Library
  • Supported school naturalization projects in Breslau and Elmira
  • Rescued plants at the Walmart development site
  • Established the Trees for Woolwich Program. 
  • In partnership with the Region of Waterloo, planted a 500 m living snow fence along Arthur St. north of St. Jacobs, as a pilot Living Snow Fence Project.
  • Initiated a the Woolwich Community Tree Nursery
  • Initiated "Seedlings in the Classroom" and "Seedlings for Seniors" programs and "Students for Shade" Interpretative walk program at the tree nursery.
  • Undertook a phragmites pilot project.
  • Undertook an ash tree removal and replacement project along the Trans Canada Trail near St. Jacobs.

Plenty of volunteer opportunities to work with us.

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