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Community Tree Planting Opportunity

Volunteers needed at Gray's Creek for TD Tree day event September 17, 2017

Cornwall, ON (September 7, 2017) The Raisin Region Conservation Authority is proud to announce that we will once again be hosting TD Tree Days, in partnership with TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) Sunday, September 17th between 9am and 12pm at Gray’s Creek Conservation Area.

A total of 300 potted trees and shrubs will be planted, these trees will count towards TD FEF’s goal of planting 50,000 trees this fall nationwide. “Tree plantings provide an opportunity for community involvement and play a vital role in protecting the shoreline from erosion, improving the water quality and creating more wildlife habitat at Gray’s Creek” says Normand Genier, RRCA’s forestry specialist.

This is a family friendly free event that will directly impact the community you live in. If you are unable to personally attend the event in your community please share the event within your network to help us fill the volunteer positions. If you would like to join us and volunteer for the event, please register by clicking on the following link: visit www.tdtreedays.com and search your location in the search box on the top right hand corner. Don’t forget to bring a shovel!

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 TD Tree Days
TD Tree Days was launched in 2010 and provides TD Employees and their families, our customers and community partners the opportunity to demonstrate leadership in environmental stewardship in their local communities. In five years, thousands of volunteers – from Brownies to bankers – have planted over 285,000 trees through TD Tree Days

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CONTACTS:
Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Lissa Deslandes
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 613-938-3611 ext. 237
lissa.deslandes@rrca.on.ca

TD Tree Days Site Leader
Samara Burt
613-360-6690


A Legacy for Tomorrow – A Tax Break Today

RRCA now an eligible charity to receive Ecological Gifts

Cornwall, ON (August 25, 2017) – The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) is now an environmental charity eligible to receive ecological gifts under Environment Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program (EGP). Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program provides a way for Canadians with Ecologically sensitive land to protect nature and leave a legacy for future generations. It offers significant tax benefits to landowners who donate land or a partial interest in land to a qualified recipient. The RRCA would become responsible for the conservation of the donated land’s biodiversity and environmental heritage.


The RRCA is proud to be a part of this program that helps play a vital role in protecting Canada’s biodiversity and natural heritage notes Richard Pilon, RRCA General Manager. “It provides peace of mind to landowners that can take comfort knowing their land will be cared for in the future by an organization that shares their conservation values.”


A wide variety of lands have been protected under the EGP, including forests, grasslands, wetlands and shorelines. If a property has features that have been conserved in their natural state, it may qualify as an ecological gift. For more information, contact the Raisin Region Conservation Authority.

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 the Ecological Gifts Program
The Ecological Gifts Program is administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada in cooperation with dozens of partners, including other federal departments, provincial and municipal governments, and environmental non-government organizations. Thanks to this team approach and a dedication to continuously evolving and improving, the Program has become more successful each year.


Between the inception of the program in 1995 and October 31 2016, 1260 ecological gifts valued at over $807 million have been donated across Canada, protecting over 180,000 hectares of wildlife habitat. Many of these ecological gifts contain areas designated as being of national or provincial significance, and many are home to some of Canada's species at risk. For more information, visit https://www.ec.gc.ca/pde-egp

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CONTACTS:
Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Lissa Deslandes
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 613-938-3611 ext. 237
lissa.deslandes@rrca.on.ca

 

 

 

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