Ottawa-Centre MP Yasir Naqvi, left, helps Forests Ontario CEO Rob Keen plant a tree during a community tree planting event at a Rideau Valley Conservation Authority property in Kars on Saturday, May 28.

by Emma Jackson, RVCA

A community tree planting event took place near Baxter Conservation Area, organised by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority in partnership with Forests Ontario, at the end of May. Volunteers of all ages planted 300 native trees in an effort to reforest the watershed and contribute to climate action. Forests Ontario has been a long-time supporter of the RVCA’s tree planting program, which plants about 240,000 trees each year across the watershed. Since 1984, the RVCA has planted nearly 7 million trees.



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