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Enbridge Gas Distribution Joins the Green Leaf Challenge

Enbridge Gas Distribution Joins the Green Leaf Challenge

Tree planting events in four communities across Ontario part of initiative to plant and count three million trees in 2017

Toronto, ON, May 18, 2017 – Forests Ontario welcomes Enbridge Gas Distribution as a major supporter of Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge. The Green Leaf Challenge is an initiative launched in partnership by Forests Ontario and the Government of Ontario in celebration of Ontario150. In 2017, Ontarians are invited to celebrate this milestone year by planting... Read More

Community Volunteers Plant 10,000 Trees in Sudbury’s Kivi Park

Community Volunteers Plant 10,000 Trees in Sudbury’s Kivi Park

Planting restores key areas of park and supports the Green Leaf Challenge’s goal of planting three million trees in 2017

Sudbury, ON, May 13th, 2017 – Today, volunteers and representatives from CAA North & East (NEO) joined Forests Ontario for a community tree plant at Kivi Park in Sudbury. More than 300 volunteers took part in a marathon planting event from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., planting 10,000 native seedlings as part of Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge.... Read More

Growing the St. Marys Forest

Growing the St. Marys Forest

Forests Ontario and CBM Partner to Enhance the Sunderland Sand & Gravel Pit

Sunderland, ON, May 11, 2017 – In 2017, Forests Ontario is joining forces with Canada Building Materials (CBM), part of the North American operations of Votorantim Cimentos, to convert almost 25 acres of the restored Sunderland Sand & Gravel Pit into healthy and productive native forest. Across all of its sites in Ontario, CBM’s Aggregates... Read More

Hiram Walker & Sons joins Forests Ontario and the City of Windsor to Plant Trees and take the Green Leaf Challenge

Hiram Walker & Sons joins Forests Ontario and the City of Windsor to Plant Trees and take the Green Leaf Challenge

WINDSOR, ON, May 9, 2017 – Today at Windsor’s Thompson Park, Hiram Walker & Sons Limited joined Forests Ontario, Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd., and the City of Windsor to plant 200 trees. This planting event is part of Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge, an initiative launched by Forests Ontario and the Ontario government inviting Ontarians... Read More

Latest Ontario Heritage Trees Celebrate Windsor’s Pre-Confederation History and Connections to War of 1812

Latest Ontario Heritage Trees Celebrate Windsor’s Pre-Confederation History and Connections to War of 1812

WINDSOR, May 8th, 2017 – Forests Ontario is pleased to announce the recognition of two Ontario Heritage Trees in Windsor. Both trees are living monuments rooted in Windsor’s pre-confederation  past and boast connections to figures connected to the War of 1812. Trees are not just beautiful landmarks and the heart of healthy ecosystems, but characters... Read More

Almost 200 Volunteers in Cambridge, Niagara Falls, York Region, and Windsor Plant More Than 1000 Trees Towards the Goal of Planting Three Million Trees in 2017

Almost 200 Volunteers in Cambridge, Niagara Falls, York Region, and Windsor Plant More Than 1000 Trees Towards the Goal of Planting Three Million Trees in 2017

TORONTO, May 6, 2017 – Today, Forests Ontario kicked off the 2017 planting season with four tree planting events across the province. In Cambridge, Windsor, Niagara, and York Region, volunteers joined us for the ninth annual Community Planting Weekend. Together, almost 200 volunteers planted more than 1000 trees, regreening public spaces in these communities. (Right: In Cambridge, Brian... Read More

PCL Construction Joins Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge

PCL Construction Joins Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge

PCL Employees Take Part in Initiative to Plant Three Million Trees in Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Toronto, ON, May 2, 2017 – Today, Forests Ontario welcomes PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) as a major supporter of Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge. Launched in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry, the Green Leaf Challenge celebrates Ontario150 by inviting Ontarians to plant and count three million trees in 2017. (Right: Rob... Read More

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