On November 17, South Nation Conservation (SNC) partnered with North Dundas District High School (NDDHS), Badger Excavating Limited and the Township of North Dundas to help students plant 3 Sugar maples as part of the school’s ongoing beautification initiative.
Funding for this project was provided through SNC’s Community Environmental Grants Program, which supports projects that promote the protection of our local environment.
Six students enrolled in the agricultural Specialist High Skills Major program at NDDHS were taught how to properly plant and care for trees by SNC staff. Students also learned about the importance of planting trees to improve local forest cover.
In any given year, SNC reaches over 4,000 youth through hands-on environmental education programs in Eastern Ontario. Guided by SNC’s environmental specialists, youth learn about a range of conservation topics including, forestry, water protection and fisheries.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Cheyene Brunet, 1-877-984-2948 ext. 295, [email protected]
Students and staff from NDDHS pose by one of the planted trees with Mayor Eric Duncan, Township of North Dundas; Bill Smirle, SNC Board of Directors; Cheyene Brunet, SNC Forestry Technician; and Chris Craig, SNC Senior Forestry Technician.