RRCA Looking for Landowners to Increase their Forest Cover on Behalf of Province

February 16, 2018

The focus of the Forest’s Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program is to plant 50 million trees in Ontario by the year 2025.  The 50 Million Tree Program was initiated as a response to the growing impacts of climate change. The program provides private landowners, municipalities, regions and townships with the opportunity to increase forest cover in Ontario by planting trees. To date, over 4,000 landowners have participated in this program.

Landowners are provided funding assistance to plant trees on their acreage. Properties must be equal or greater than 1 hectare (2.5 acres) to be eligible and currently free of trees.  Landowners will work with the RRCA who will manage the planting process — from the initial site plan to follow-up survival assessments which take place one, two and five years after the planting has been completed.
Interested landowners should contact the RRCA to determine their eligibility so planning can commence before spring, please contact the RRCA’s Forestry Specialist, Normand Genier, at 613-938-3611 ext. 228 or at normand.genier@rrca.on.ca
About the Raisin Region Conservation Authority.

The RRCA is one of 36 Ontario Conservation Authorities. As a community-based environmental organization, it works closely with municipal, provincial and federal governments, landowners and community groups to safeguard and enhance the natural resources of the Raisin Region's watershed. For more information, please visit www.rrca.on.ca

Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Lissa Deslandes
Communications Coordinator
Tel: 866-938-3611 ext. 237
email: lissa.deslandes@rrca.on.ca