To the rescue … these watershed heroes are planting the seedlings of our future
Lake Simcoe watershed – May 6, 2019 – On Saturday, April 27, approximately 70 residents came to Scanlon Creek Conservation Area to pick up more than 10,000 seedlings. Many residents come year after year and are responsible for creating vast areas of forested land in this watershed.
Below we highlight a few of the residents who took part in the seedling sale.
- Innisdale Secondary School teacher, Kit Cairns (left) is repeating history by taking more seedlings back to his school in Barrie. He knows that students appreciate the extra green on their school grounds.
- Vaughan Moult (middle) has been buying seedlings from us for a decade! This year some beautiful Red Oak, White Pine and White Cedar will join the hundreds of other seedlings he's planted on his property.
- Murray and Nancy Lahn (right), brought along their pup Chloe to meet their new seedlings. True to his word, Murray is keeping his promise to his wife to plant a forest around their home!
- Planting trees is one way you can contribute to the health of this watershed and each year, the conservation authority recognizes the actions of watershed residents, like these folks, for their efforts.
While our tree seedling sale is now over for 2019, nominations are open for our 2019 Conservation Awards and the deadline is June 14. If you know of someone doing great things for this watershed, let us know!
It is the mission of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to work with our community to protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed by leading research, policy and action.
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Phone: 905-895-1281, ext. 264
Toll Free: 1-800-465-0437
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