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Frequently Asked Questions about the 50 Million Tree Program

Frequently Asked Questions about the 50 Million Tree Program

Posted: May 15, 2019

What is the 50 Million Tree Program? The 50 Million Tree Program (50MTP) is an afforestation and carbon sequestration tree planting program funded by the Ontario Government through the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The program, administered by Forests Ontario, provided financial support to landowners across Ontario reducing tree planting costs and expanding... Read More

Forests Ontario’s 2019 Ontario Envirothon Puts New Spin on Old Tradition

Forests Ontario’s 2019 Ontario Envirothon Puts New Spin on Old Tradition

Posted: April 24, 2019

This spring, more than 700 high school students from across Ontario will carry on the 25-year tradition by facing-off in regional, environmentally-themed academic competitions for the chance to compete in the Ontario Envirothon Championship. This year is an especially exciting year, as for the first time ever the provincial Envirothon will combine its long-cherished legacy... Read More

Envirothon Spirit Challenge

Envirothon Spirit Challenge

Posted: April 24, 2019

Even if your team doesn’t win your regional competition, you can still have a shot at going to the Ontario Envirothon if you participate in the Spirit Challenge. All you have to do is earn virtual badges by completing mini social media challenges anytime between April 8th and May 8th! The team who has earns... Read More

Patagonia Raises Funds for Forests Ontario

Patagonia Raises Funds for Forests Ontario

Posted: April 17, 2019

In recognition of the physical and mental health benefits of getting outdoors and connecting with nature, outdoor clothing company, Patagonia, has partnered with not-for-profit charity, Forests Ontario, for Earth Day. Patagonia’s down Toronto store will feature a Forests Ontario donations box from April 22nd to 28th, the week of Earth Day, with all proceeds going... Read More

Ontario Envirothon Profile: Megan Klemencic

Ontario Envirothon Profile: Megan Klemencic

Posted: April 12, 2019

Name: Megan Klemencic School: Clarington Central Secondary School Grade: 11 Sixteen-year-old Megan Klemencic is an Envirothon student from Bowmanville, Ontario. Her team competed in the 2018 Durham Region Envirothon and they’re currently revving up for 2019 competition! *** How did you get involved in Envirothon? I started developing a passion for biology in grade 10... Read More

What Makes a Good Tree?

What Makes a Good Tree?

Posted: April 12, 2019

Tips for Spring Planting in Eastern Ontario We can all agree that trees add value to our properties, to our lives and to our local ecosystems. They shade us and shield us from strong winds; they provide habitat for wildlife, they clean our air and water, and they help to reduce the negative effects of... Read More

James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship

James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Posted: April 12, 2019

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

Ontario Envirothon Profile Alumni Profile: Robert Monico

Ontario Envirothon Profile Alumni Profile: Robert Monico

Posted: March 14, 2019

The Ontario Envirothon program helps to prepare students for post-secondary education and careers in the environmental sciences, and refines their interpersonal and teamwork skills. More than that, though, it touches the lives of its participants—fueling a passion for the environment and sparking friendships. In this series, a number of Envirothon alumni will be profiled to give... Read More

Envirothon Alumna Profile: Pam Jackson, RPF

Envirothon Alumna Profile: Pam Jackson, RPF

Posted: March 4, 2019

The Ontario Envirothon program helps to prepare students for post-secondary education and careers in the environmental sciences, and refines their interpersonal and teamwork skills. More than that, though, it touches the lives of its participants—fueling a passion for the environment and sparking friendships. In this series, a number of Envirothon alumni will be profiled to give... Read More

2019 Course Dates Announced for Ontario Tree Marking Program

2019 Course Dates Announced for Ontario Tree Marking Program

Posted: February 28, 2019

The Ontario Tree Marking Program teaches the wise use of silvicultural systems used to sustain and enhance forest ecosystems that existing and future forest industry depends on. The program is delivered by Forests Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Forestry and covers the forest management systems used in Ontario. 2019 course dates have been announced.... Read More