CORNWALL, Ontario – Raisin Region Conservation Authority needs volunteers to help plant 400 trees and shrubs at the corner of Pitt Street and Tollgate Road in Cornwall today (Sunday), starting at 1 p.m.
RRCA’s ‘Raisin River Riparian Enhancement Project’ received a $7,500 grant from RBC Bluewater Project recently for improvements to implement habitat enhancement actions along the shoreline within the City of Cornwall.
Local residents and landowners along the Raisin River in Cornwall are encouraged to join the RRCA and RBC in planting 400 potted trees and shrubs behind the Tim Hortons located at 81 Tollgate Road West, between 1-4 p.m.
“This particular reach of the Raisin River is documented as an important fish spawning and nursery area for several fish species, and unfortunately has little to no tree cover,” said Normand Genier, RRCA’s forestry specialist.
“By planting trees, we will help protect fish and wildlife habitat as well as help improve water quality downstream. We are also encouraging all homeowners in Cornwall to preserve any trees along the banks of the Raisin River.”
Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather and bring their own shovel. An RRCA conservation tent with information and displays will be on-site. Refreshments will be provided. Parking is available across the street in the Atelka parking lot.
About Raisin Region Conservation Authority The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has been working effectively with our community partners for over fifty years to protect and enhance our local environment. It carries out this role through programs and services related to water and land management, conservation, recreation and plan input/review and community education. For more information, visit www.rrca.on.ca.
About RBC Bluewater The RBC Blue Water Project is a wide-ranging program dedicated to protecting the world’s most precious natural resource: fresh water. We support initiatives that help protect water in our growing towns and cities. For more information, visit http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/environment/rbc-blue-water/index.html.