On November 5, 2019, the last of this year's 15,000 native trees and shrubs were rooted securely in the soil. This marks the end of the 2nd year of Watersheds Canada's Natural Edge Program in the Muskrat Watershed. So far, we have planted 30,000 native trees and shrubs along agricultural shorelines within our watershed. Next year, we aim to plant another 15,000 to reach the project's goal of 45,000 trees and shrubs planted in the Muskrat Watershed by 2021.
Watersheds Canada, Algonquin College's Office of Applied Research and Innovation, and the Muskrat Watershed Council would like to thank the 200+ volunteers who came out to help plant this year.
These individuals include:
Local community volunteers
JP2G Consultants Inc., Pembroke
Algonquin College Waterfront Campus's Environmental Technician, Forestry, and Outdoor Adventure Naturalist students
Opeongo High School, Cobden
Valor High School, Petawawa
École Secondaire Publique L'Équinoxe (Equinox Public Secondary School), Pembroke
We would also like to thank all the private property owners who partnered with us on this project and their vested interest in improving local water quality for future generations to enjoy.
Lastly but certainly not least, we would like to recognize the Ontario Trillium Foundation, LUSH Cosmetics Canada, M&R Feeds and Farm Supplies and Township of Whitewater Region. Without their financial support, this project would not have been possible.