Fall is the Perfect Time to Plant Trees and Celebrate Canada 150

RRCA Commemorates Canada 150 with a Tree Planting Event Funded by Tree Canada

October 2, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) is a successful recipient of the Tree To Our Nature, Canada 150 Legacy Program from Tree Canada. The  RRCA will be one of 150 tree planting celebrations across the country in 2017 to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary with a tree community celebration.
The event will be held Saturday, October 14th, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Children's Aid Society of S, D & G located at 150 Boundary Road, Cornwall. This celebratory event will have a strong First Nations component, and symbolizes growth, strength, sustainability, hope and peace.  Unique to our event is that we plan to plant the trees in the shape of a maple leaf!  
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority would like to thank  The Mohawks of Akwasasne, Children’s Aid Society, Transistion Cornwall, CN and the City of Cornwall for their support  of our TreeCanada, Canada 150 project.  For more information about the event, please visit www.rrca.on.ca or contact Normand Genier.  This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. 

About Raisin Region Conservation Authority
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has been working effectively with our community partners for over fifty years to protect and enhance our local environment.  It carries out this role through programs and services related to water and land management, conservation, recreation and plan input/review and community education.  For more information, visit www.rrca.on.ca
About Tree Canada:
Tree Canada is a non-profit charity dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians by planting and nurturing trees. Since 1992, they’ve planted more than 80 million trees, greened more than 580 schoolyards, helped restore places hit by natural disasters and brought together urban forestry experts greening cities all across Canada. Get involved or learn more about them at treecanada.ca.

Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Lissa Deslandes
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 613-938-3611 ext. 237