Responsible for creating the future vision for one of Manitoba's most prized treasures, Assiniboine Park Conservancy (the Conservancy) is the not-for-profit organization that is planning to redevelop and manage Assiniboine Park's operations and ensure its ongoing financial viability. Transformational plans are underway to enhance the green space, create best-in-class facilities, and become a model of conservation, while protecting the park's cherished character for the benefit of all citizens. Chaired by Hartley Richardson, the Conservancy's board is composed of influential leaders, who have a deep sense of responsibility for this community-owned asset. The Conservancy will rally the help of citizens, government, and the private sector, to raise the capital required to bring this vision into reality.
Visit their website Assiniboine Park
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Native Orchid Conservation Inc is a non-profit organization, founded in April of 1998, whose purpose is to protect unique mini-ecosystems and their plant communities. This primarily involves native orchids but can also extend to other rare and/or endangered plants.
Native Orchid Conservation Inc has six main objectives:
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The Prairie Garden is a digest sized, soft-covered book published annually by a volunteer committee consisting of about 15-20 members. The work is organized by the Editor and an annual Guest Editor. Each year, a theme is selected from which a large portion of the articles follow. The theme articles are the responsibility of the Guest Editor, who is chosen because of his or her knowledge in the chosen subject area. The books are edited in part and as a whole by The Prairie Garden Committee, before being published each year in time for Christmas. Members of the committee often write articles for the book as well as provide images for the 16/32-page colour section aside from their role as Associate Editors. These individuals are what makes this book possible, as are our sponsors, and you, our loyal readership.
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CPAWS is Canada's grassroots voice for wilderness, working to preserve our nation's natural landscapes. We accomplish this by helping to establish new parks and protected areas, by working to ensure that governments put nature first in park management, and by involving Canadians in parks and wilderness protection issues.
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The Can-West Iris Society is an online group dedicated to the promotion of iris in cold climates and members are located primarily in Western Canada.
Website is: www.canwestirissociety.info
The Herb Society of Manitoba is dedicated to promoting knowledge, use and enjoyment of herbs through education, programs, research and sharing the experience of its members with the community. General Meetings and other Herb Society events also provide opportunities to purchase a herb-related or hand-crafted items. As well, the Herb Society hosts many activities besides our regular meetings, including an annual HerbFest, Herb Walks, Herbal Dinners and Garden Tours.
The Society's Herb Garden, located near the Conservatory at Assiniboine Park, became a reality in the spring of 1997 when the Women's Television Network (WTN) was filming a program called the Herbal Primer. The Herb Society of Manitoba continues to maintain and develop this lovely garden designed by Landscape Architect and Herb Society member, Natasa Juck of Hilderman,Thomas,Frank Cram. Herb Society members volunteer their time and efforts each season to plant, maintain and harvest herbs from the garden
Trees Winnipeg (formerly known as The Coalition to Save the Elms), Manitoba Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the stewardship of the elm and other trees, forests and the urban environment. Although we are based in Winnipeg, we have members throughout Manitoba.
Trees Winnipeg was founded in 1992, in response to the heightened threat to Winnipeg's extraordinary American elm population by Dutch elm disease. As the internal and external forces have changed over the years, the organization has updated its strategy to stress the inclusion of all tree species in Winnipeg's urban forest.
Winnipeg is renowned around the world for its exceptional urban forest which is composed of the largest American elm population in North America. Trees Winnipeg has played a vital role in ensuring the continued survival of our precious urban tree population. The vision of Trees Winnipeg is to protect, preserve and promote the health of the urban forest and the urban environment through public awareness and education.
In 2009 we changed our name to Trees Winnipeg to identify the change in our scope.
Website Trees Winnipeg
Our meetings are usually held on the second Monday of each month. We meet at 7:00 pm at the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach unless special arrangements have been made at another location.
We keep you up to date on events using the Carillon Community News Column, local radio station CHSM AM1250, website and phone calls to our members.
We are proud to have been recognized internationally as the coldest American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) display garden on the planet, and the only AHS display garden on the Canadian prairies
Website Beasejour Daylily Gardens
The Bonsai Society of Winnipeg was organized in the early 1980s by a group of enthusiasts who wanted to get together to share their experiences, to learn from each other, to pool their resources, and to enjoy the companionship of others with a common interest. The club has grown over the years, has a more formal organization, and takes part in many official events in the city. However, the purpose and the approach to Bonsai continues to be the same ... we learn by sharing our experience, and pooling our resources.
Website: Bonsai Winnipeg