Celebrating National Forest Week & our 60th Anniversary

This Fall, Otonabee Conservation is celebrating our 60th Anniversary with tree plantings throughout our watershed during National Forest Week, September 22-28.

Each year, National Forest Week encourages Canadians to learn more about our forest heritage and increases awareness about the value of forests as a fundamental part of our culture, traditions, economy, and history.

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.

“Planting a tree is one single action that helps support a number of environmental outcomes,” Shares 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.

To learn more about the importance of forests and for ways to celebrate National Forest Week, follow Otonabee Conservation on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @OtonabeeC.