This Fall, Otonabee Conservation is celebrating National Forest Week and their 60th Anniversary with tree plantings throughout their watershed.
Members of Council in each of the Otonabee Region Watershed Municipalities will join with Otonabee Conservation staff to plant a native species in commemoration of the long-standing relationship with the Conservation Authority and to celebrate National Forest Week.
Otonabee Conservation Board of Directors Chair, Andy Mitchell (left) shovels soil around a Northwood Red Maple tree, along with (left to right) Councillor Paula Warr, Deputy Mayor Lori Burtt, Mayor Roger Bonneau, and Councillor Barry Walsh, from Township of Asphodel-Norwood in Asphodel-Norwood. (photo courtesy otonabee conservation)
“Planting a tree is one single action that helps support a number of environmental outcomes,” says Dan Marinigh, Chief Administrative Officer at Otonabee Conservation, “Planting trees with our municipal partners is a way for us to leave a natural legacy for years to come, while highlighting the necessary work we do together to protect our watershed.”
Planting trees helps regulate temperatures and provides shelter to wildlife. Trees also filter the air we breathe, capture carbon dioxide mitigating climate change, and stabilize the ground preventing erosion and reducing stormwater runoff and flooding.