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Nature-Based Environmental Competitions Take Over Province This Month

Nature-Based Environmental Competitions Take Over Province This Month

Students to Compete in 2017 Ontario Envirothon Regional Competitions

Toronto, ON, April 6th, 2017 – Throughout April, more than 700 Ontario high school students will participate in 2017 Ontario Envirothon Regional Competitions. The Ontario Envirothon has helped students acquire an education in environmental health and natural ecosystems since 1994. Students from 15 Ontario regions—from Toronto to Thunder Bay—will participate in interactive field trips to... Read More

James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship

James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship available to Northern Ontario students in their final year of high school

Available to all students in Northern Ontario who are now in their final year of high school and intend to enter their first year of post-secondary education in natural resources or a related field commencing in the fall following their high school graduation. Students are eligible for the $1,000 James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship. Deadline... Read More

Celebrate your local living landmarks – Ontario Heritage Tree first nomination deadline on May 31, 2017 is fast approaching

Celebrate your local living landmarks – Ontario Heritage Tree first nomination deadline on May 31, 2017 is fast approaching

Forests Ontario landmark tree identification program is in full swing – celebrating local history and protecting future generations of Ontario trees

  (Toronto March 27, 2017) – Forests Ontario is working with community members and TD across Ontario to celebrate Ontario’s living landmarks – Heritage Trees. An excellent example is how on Saturday, March 25, The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, the congregation of St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church in Toronto,  Forests Ontario and TD Bank... Read More

How Many Trees Can You Plant This Year?

How Many Trees Can You Plant This Year?

Ontario Launches Green Leaf Challenge to Help Fight Climate Change

via Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources:  March 28, 2017 – Ontario is partnering with families, community organizations and businesses across the province to reach its goal of planting six million trees this year to promote cleaner air and help fight climate change. Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge, launched today, calls on the public to get involved... Read More

Local Couple is Passionate About Trees and the Great Outdoors

Local Couple is Passionate About Trees and the Great Outdoors

Award recognizes Bud and Jill Guertin as Green Leaders for land stewardship

Brighton, Ontario, February 22, 2017 – Bud and Jill Guertin have many stories to share about acquiring and tending their 100-acre parcel of land in Brighton, Ontario. Although neither grew up on a farm, they purchased the land in 1960 and quickly became self-taught farmers. Bud and Jill first met in the summer of 1957... Read More

LCBO raises funds for Forests Ontario

LCBO raises funds for Forests Ontario

LCBO Supports Forests Ontario's Tree Planting Initiatives through Provincial Donation Box

TORONTO, February 15, 2017 – Starting February 26th, the public can support Forests Ontario by making a donation at any of the more than 650 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for Forests Ontario (featuring the images below) will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until March 31st. Forests Ontario is the voice for our... Read More

Revolution Recycling Supports Tree Planting Across the Country with Forest Recovery Canada

Toronto, ON, February 13th, 2017 – Forests Ontario is proud to announce a new national tree planting partnership with Revolution Recycling Inc. in support of our Forest Recovery Canada program. The partnership kicked off in 2016 with Revolution pledging support for the planting of 1000 trees and will continue with an additional tree planted for... Read More

Jeff Muzzi Recognized for Support of Local Wood Industry

Jeff Muzzi Recognized for Support of Local Wood Industry

Industry veteran presented with Ontario Wood Award at Forests Ontario’s annual conference

TORONTO, ON, February 10th, 2017 – The Ontario Wood Award is presented to individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the support and promotion of local wood. The 2017 Award was presented at Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference, held at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ontario. This year’s recipient was Jeff Muzzi, Chief Forester... Read More

Highway of Heroes Living Tribute Honours Canadian Forces

Highway of Heroes Living Tribute Honours Canadian Forces

Forests Ontario is honoured to be a planting partner in the Highway of Heroes (HOH) Living Tribute campaign, an effort that will result in the establishment of 117,000 trees along the Highway of Heroes, the 170-kilometer portion of Highway 401 that runs from Trenton to Toronto. There are several ways to get involved with and... Read More

Connecting Students from the Greater Toronto Region with our Forests

Connecting Students from the Greater Toronto Region with our Forests

Forests Ontario Hosts Inaugural Forestry Connects program in southern Ontario

Stouffville, Ontario, November 8, 2016 – Today, in partnership with the Municipality of York Region, Forests Ontario hosted local schools for its first Forestry Connects program in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre provided the ideal location to unite 35 urban students with nature. Students participated in several... Read More