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Faces of Forests Ontario: Peter Kuitenbrouwer

Faces of Forests Ontario: Peter Kuitenbrouwer

Posted: June 27, 2019

Name: Peter Kuitenbrouwer Position: Editor of Our Forest Favourite Tree: Black Spruce Peter is one of the most recent members of the FO team, joining us on April 15th of 2019.  In his short time here, he has already made an awesome impression and has been such an amazing addition to the team! Peter has... Read More

New Billboard Celebrates Northwestern Ontario Forest Sector

New Billboard Celebrates Northwestern Ontario Forest Sector

Posted: June 26, 2019

The newest billboard under the It Takes a Forest public awareness initiative was unveiled today in Northwestern Ontario. Representatives from local sponsors including the Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee (CCSIC), Domtar Inc., Resolute Forest Products, and Dryden Forest Management Company Ltd. joined Scott Jackson, Director of Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations from Forests Ontario at the... Read More

University of Toronto Schools Recognized as Forests Ontario’s Ontario Envirothon Champions

University of Toronto Schools Recognized as Forests Ontario’s Ontario Envirothon Champions

Posted: June 20, 2019

The Ontario Envirothon champions, University of Toronto Schools, were presented with a cash prize of $2,500 from charitable foundation Maple Leaves Forever for their achievement in the academic-environmental competition. The cheque presentation was held at the University of Toronto Schools’ Humbert Street location today, with Executive Director, Deb Pella Keen from Maple Leaves Forever and... Read More

It Takes a Pancake Breakfast to Spark Discussion on Sustainable Forest Management

It Takes a Pancake Breakfast to Spark Discussion on Sustainable Forest Management

Posted: June 18, 2019

Members of the forest sector and the general public attended Forest Life Expo’s Pancake Breakfast in Renfrew on June 15th.  The event was hosted by Forests Ontario under the It Takes a Forest initiative, a fact-based public awareness campaign, and attended by Forests Ontario’s CEO, Rob Keen, and the President of the International Maple Syrup... Read More

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