April 10, 2015
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) is once again inviting the public to join them in celebrating Earth Day. White Spruce and White Pine seedlings, limited to ten per family, will be given to two hundred local residents who would like to beautify their home as well as contribute to the environment. Due to the high demand in previous years, we are unable to reserve any trees. They will be distributed on a “first come - first serve” basis.
“We have 2000 seedlings available and look forward to meeting with the public and answering any tree planting questions they may have” commented Normand Génier, RRCA Forestry Specialist. “With the recent arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer insect in Cornwall, this year’s Earth Day Tree Giveaway provides an excellent opportunity to pick up some replacements.”
In urban areas, trees contribute to the environment and aesthetic well being of the community as well as create or enhance wildlife habitat, provide windbreaks and cooling shade. Educational materials on nest boxes for birds and other wildlife information will also be provided.
Everyone is encouraged to drop by and chat with the helpful staff and volunteers. They look forward to assisting you on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the workshop site of the Gray’s Creek Conservation Area & Marina Complex at 18045 County Road # 2 in Cornwall.
While the trees are free, donations are accepted. Larger potted trees will also be available but at a cost. Evergreens sell for $10 and deciduous sell for $15. There will also be a raffle featuring prizes donated from various local businesses. The funds from donations, potted trees and the raffle ensure the continuation of this and other similar forestry programs.
Participants of the Tree Seedling and Butternut Recovery programs are urged to pick up their seedlings on Saturday May 2nd, 2015 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Grays Creek Conservation Area. Please visit the RRCA website at www.rrca.on.ca for up-to-date information as this date is tentative and subject to change.
For more information, contact:
Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Tel: 613-938-3611 ext 228