Future Forest Tree Planting Program (2001)
In May of 2001, the Future Forests Tree Planting Program began with an objective of increasing forest cover and wildlife corridors. Utilizing community resources and partnerships, over 9,000 trees were planted over a two-year period on Conservation Authority lands (Binbrook, Chippawa Creek, and Stevensville Conservation Areas). The secondary focus of this project was to educate the project partners and volunteers about ecological restoration, the Niagara River system, and the importance of our natural resources. Bioengineering was also used to control erosion at one of the planting sites. Over 350 volunteers donated their time to make this project successful.
Funding for this project is being graciously donated from Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program ($36,000) and Ontario Power Generation ($850).
The in-kind support for this project was, and continues to be, a vital component. Key members of the Project team are: The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, Glanbrook Conservation Committee, Fort Erie Secondary School, Fort Erie Conservation Club, Bert Miller Nature Club, and of course the many volunteers who have come out, and will hopefully continue to join us with this project.