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Update for Summer 2017

Our Greening project continues to do its part to make our community more inviting, more welcoming, and more pleasant to live in. Current projects include a Bench and Bike rack at the Railway Station Visitor Centre, a garden / sitting space … Continue reading

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Winter 2015 – Greening the Opeongo Line Revitalization

The Greening Project has played an important part in the upcoming revitalization of Opeongo Line.  Ideas from the Carleton students as well as comments and suggestions from Project supporters have resulted in a true revitalization plan, with crosswalks, planters and a green strip in … Continue reading

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Phase 2 – Combermere and Wilno – Open House

Jim Mountain and his 2013 Heritage Architecture class from Carleton University were in the area the weekend of October 18 to 20 to initiate Phase 2 of the Madawaska Valley Greening Main Street Project.  They met with people in Combermere and … Continue reading

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A Streetscape from New England

Gary and Miriam Hedderson shared this photo of a Main Street in a small town near Boston. Similar designs can be seen in small (and not wealthy) towns in Vermont and New Hampshire.  This one we thought was the best.  … Continue reading

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Five Essential Elements of a place-making campaign

http://www.pps.org/blog/five-essential-elements-of-a-placemaking-campaign/ An interesting article describing features of a successful area improvement project. (with thanks to Jim Mountain)

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Madawaska Valley makes the news at Carleton University

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ACTION PLAN Meeting

When:    Thursday May 2nd, 2013 ~ 7 – 9 PM Where:  Seniors Centre in Barry’s Bay Facilitators: Claudia Van Wijk, MKC and Jim Mountain, Cartleton University professor AGENDA:   This meeting is to engage the community.  We will be building a … Continue reading

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Project Update – February 2013

Jim Mountain from Carleton University Architecture School is preparing a report for greening Main Street Madawaska Valley based on the discussions held with the community and the of work his students. Jim is targeting the end of February for the … Continue reading

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Greening Main Street: The National Program

Greening Main Street: It’s not just about flower boxes.  In 1979 the Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) embarked on a bold plan: a comprehensive effort to halt the decay and destruction of traditional main streets in Canadian towns and cities and … Continue reading

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Greening Main Streets: Madawaska Valley

Greening Main Street MVT from dougdela

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