FRIENDS OF OPA
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.
OPA is a proud member of the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition; Working together to promote the value of green infrastructure in Ontario.
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.
University of Guelph's Turf Managers' Short Course
Gain an understanding of current turf issues industry experts and professionals. Attend the University of Guelph's Turf Managers Short Course February 5 to March 2, 2018
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.