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OPA takes great pride in partnering with other organizations to continue to spread awareness and work toward Protecting Tomorrow Today. This page lists some of the upcoming events or programs these partners are hosting.

We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 2018 Grey to Green Conference. Now in its 6th year, Grey to Green explores the most recent green infrastructure science, economic valuation, asset management, public policy developments, new technology, and best practices in design, installation, and maintenance. The goal is to help inform the current policy debate by making the case for a rapid and significant increase in green infrastructure investment.

This year's theme is Green Infrastructure Jobs, Health and Community Resilience

All proposals must be submitted for review by Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

To learn more, click here

The Importance of the Landscape Profession to our communities, our lives and and life on earth ... 

A conference for students, educators and the next generation of Horticulturists, Designers, Contractors, Arborists and MORE…. Click here for event information.

University of Guelph's Turf Managers' Short Course


To learn more about this University of Guelph training session, click here.

Sustainable Trails Certification

This certificate will give participants the skills to plan, design, construct and maintain sustainable nature trails. Courses in this certificate are taught by field experts from one of Canada’s leading environmental education institutions, Fleming College’s renowned Frost Campus. The certificate can be completed in as little as two semesters. Courses are scheduled on weekends or are available online. Full course descriptions and information can be found here

Smart About Salt Training 

The Smart About Salt Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting freshwater from winter salt applied around facilities. Their innovative training program focuses on ways to improve winter salting practices on facility grounds.  This training program has been developed specifically for Owner/ Operators and their staff of winter contracting companies who apply salt, plow or shovel snow around facilities. 

Click here to register for Smart About Salt Operator Training Program. 

Click here to register for Smart About Salt Facility Manager Training Program. 

Yardstick is working to collect, share and compare vital parks information to measure current performance, evaluate user satisfaction and advocate for future improvements. They are comparing parks locally, nationally and globally. Click here to learn more.

OPA is a proud member of the Green Infrastructure Ontario CoalitionWorking together to promote the value of green infrastructure in Ontario.

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