Sustainable Stittsville aims to create a ‘lush community’ with more green space

By Devyn Barrie, StittvilleCentral, December 5, 2018

Sally McIntyre remembers what Stittsville used to be like when she was working in the Township of Goulbourn’s planning department as a summer student in 1987.

Over the years since, she’s noticed a big drop in the amount of green space around the community — she estimates we’ve lost between one third to one half of forest space here.

“We’re losing the last of it up in the north and in the south. That’s rich, diverse landscape that we’ve lost that will never recover the way they were,” McIntyre — now an environmental planner — said, providing a map illustrating the losses since 1976.

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