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Forests Ontario answers the call to meet goals of UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Forests Ontario answers the call to meet goals of UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration launches on June 5 — World Environment Day — to prevent, halt and reverse ecosystem degradation across the globe. Leading that charge at home is Forests Ontario, a not-for-profit charity focused on tree planting and forest education. Forests Ontario is one of only a handful of North American organizations participating in the UN Decade as an official Restoration Implementation partner. Read more  

The Importance of Urban Forest Stewardship

The Importance of Urban Forest Stewardship

Trees in and around urban areas maintain healthy communities. Trees not only provide the oxygen we breathe, they also play a vital role in climate change mitigation and adaptation, air pollution removal and energy conservation. But what if these benefits were purposely funneled to benefit only some communities? A report from the City of Toronto estimates that Toronto’s urban forests provide the equivalent of $28 million in ecological services annually. For instance, trees in Toronto improve air quality by removing 1,905 metric tonnes of air pollution…

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SNC Puts Fall Focus on Forest Management

SNC Puts Fall Focus on Forest Management

FINCH — South Nation Conservation will be hosting an online meeting later this month for interested logging contractors. It’s part of SNC’s efforts in sustainably managing forests in eastern Ontario, announcing hardwood and softwood tender opportunities. “Sustainability managing a forest is critical to its health and productivity,  and to the needs of the local economy and its industries,” said SNC property lead Pat Piitz in a news release. “In an overgrown forest, trees are all competing for the same resources,…

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Reforest Our Future

Reforest Our Future

There are only three months left of 2020, a year that has challenged us all to question so much of what’s happening in our world. How do we create a healthier, more just future for us all? We’re bringing this discussion to the fore so we can all learn more about the direct links between the health of our planet and human health. On the 27th October 2020, you’re invited to a live panel event, hosted by TreeSisters Founder, Clare…

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Seed Saving Magic

Seed Saving Magic

Transition Cornwall+ has a monthly column in Sports Energy News and the October 12 issue talks about the magic of seed saving. To add to the advice in that column here are some more tips that can help you this fall and next spring. Seed Saving – It’s not too late! By Anke Craig Since fall has arrived, and we had the first frost, you gardeners out there are probably thinking of tidying up your garden and getting it ready for…

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HELP is Needed to Save Ash Tree Seeds

HELP is Needed to Save Ash Tree Seeds

The Forest Gene Conservation Association (FGCA) needs your help to find trees with viable ash seed to bank ahead of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) impact, and to find trees that have survived an EAB infestation without being treated by the TreeAzin insecticide. We haven’t much time left before EAB reaches most of Ontario’s natural stands. This effort is led by the National Tree Seed Centre , and FGCA has contributed training, seed and support since 2004. In 2017, the…

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Four things Kingston can teach other cities about climate-change plans

Four things Kingston can teach other cities about climate-change plans

The municipality that has billed itself as “Canada’s most sustainable city“ since 2009 now has some solid evidence to back up the claim. The November issue of the journal Climatic Change contains a ranking of the climate-change plans of 63 Canadian municipalities — and Kingston comes out on top. Plans were evaluated based on eight criteria, including how a community sets its climate goals, how effective those goals are, and how it measures and achieves progress. Municipalities are the “most…

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Paddle to the Sea

Paddle to the Sea

Sunday March 10,  1:30 – 3:30 Cornwall Public Library The next film in the Transition Cornwall+ winter series is perfect for the whole family and a great way to start the March Break. Join us for a very special showing of the much loved, National Film Board classic from 1966 Paddle to the Sea, The incredible adventure of the tiny, hand-carved canoe along the great lakes and St. Lawrence River is an inspirational and thought-provoking journey as we experience the…

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Upper Canada Bird Sanctuary Winter Program

Upper Canada Bird Sanctuary Winter Program

Every Saturday and Sunday (12noon to 4PM), the Friends of the Sanctuary opens the visitor centre on Morrison Road, off County road 2 between Ingleside and Morrisburg. For a modest fee, we offer ski and snowshoe equipment rentals, hot or cold drinks and snacks. There is no fee for using the groomed trails for skiing or the paths for snowshoeing and hiking. You can feed the birds and relax on the open deck, make snowmen and warm up by the…

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5th Annual Seedy Saturday Returns

5th Annual Seedy Saturday Returns

Saturday, March 16, 10:30am-2:30pm, Benson Centre Cornwall Planting a vegetable garden in 2019? Hoping to purchase some local seeds? Looking for expert advice on what to grow? Need a free event for the kids during March break? Then join us for the 5th annual Cornwall Seedy Saturday on March 16th, from 10:30am – 2:30pm at the Benson Centre. This is a free, family-friendly event designed to help new and existing gardeners find the seeds, tools, and tricks they need to…

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