RRCA Receives Land Donation in the City of Cornwall

May 5, 2015

Normand Genier, Forestry Specialist with the Raisin Region Conservation Authority leads a discussion about the Gambhir forest with elementary school children from Eamer's Corners Public School.

Cornwall, ON (May 5, 2015) The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) is receiving a parcel of land measuring 1.1 hectares (2.7 acres) located in the City of Cornwall. The property, now known as the Gambhir Memorial Forest was donated by Dr. Indu Gambhir, a long-time medical doctor in Cornwall.

Prior to acquiring the land, the RRCA assisted in the restoration of the property and planted approximately 800 native trees and shrubs in 2012. The trees were planted in partnership with Dr. Gambhir and students from Eamer’s Corners Public School. The restoration and protection of the property was inspired by the vision of her late husband, Raj Gambhir.

“We are very grateful for this land donation that we may use as an outdoor classroom” states Roger Houde, RRCA General Manager. “Students will learn about the important role trees play in urban areas.”

On May 12th, at 10:30am the public are invited to a ceremonial tree planting event to mark this generous contribution towards conservation. The Gambhir Memorial Forest is located at the North-East side of Pitt Street and highway 401 Intersection.

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.


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