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Urban Forests

January 18, 2023

Seine River Forest Restoration & Enhancement

This webinar was presented by Chris Penner, Applied Native Plant Restoration Biologist.


The ecological health of the Seine River greenway is continually threatened by factors such as invasive species and contaminants. Chris outlined what threats exist today, the ecological impacts that they are having, and what SOS is doing to protect this valuable urban greenway.

March 17, 2021

Threats to the Ecological Health of

The Seine River Forested Greenway

Save Our Seine hosted Chris Penner, Restoration Ecologist, for a session on the ecological threats facing the urban Seine River, and how it can be protected and restored through hands-on action.


Mr. Penner is specialized in urban wetland and native grass planting as well as with riparian habitat restoration.

November 19, 2020

An Evening with Ariel Gordon

As part of SOS's 30th Anniversary, SOS hosted Ariel Gordon, a Winnipeg-based author. Gordon won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry for her collection of urban-nature poetry.  Her recent publication focuses on sharing the lives of trees that dominate Canada's terrestrial landscape.

During this webinar, Ms. Gordon presented and discussed the benefits of urban forests, and she gave a book reading from her book, Treed: Walking in Canada's Urban Forests (Wolsak & Wynn, 2019.)

Urban Planning

February 15, 2021

Sounding the Alarm for Greenspace: Weighing in on the Proposed Winnipeg 2045 Plan

Two recently-proposed City of Winnipeg long-term planning documents - OurWinnipeg 2045 and Complete Communities - lack adequate protection of public greenspaces, including parks and public golf courses, and promote development on these greenspaces.

Save Our Seine, in partnership with OURS-Winnipeg and Winnipeg City Councillor Brian Mayes, shared their views on the content of these documents.  The panelists also raised their concerns with the plan regarding the development of urban greenspace and parks.

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