ERCA Spring Tree Planting Program Open

Monday December 19th, 2016

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The Essex Region Conservation is looking to work with landowners who wish to restore some of their property to natural habitat.

ERCA is now taking orders for its spring tree planting program. Seedling and large stock varieties are available. As well, ERCA is presently accepting grant applications for those who wish to implement habitat creation projects on their land.

“Partnering with landowners is key to achieving a sustainable environment,” says Kevin Money, Director of Conservation Services. “We can provide up to 90% grant funding for landowners to undertake projects to improve their property and the environment. We’ve worked with hundreds of landowners over the years, and they have reported many benefits to their family and their property values by participating in this voluntary program.”

Project can include tree planting, native prairie restoration, wetland creation, rock chutes and other soil erosion control structures. To quality for our grant program, landowners need a minimum project size of one acre. If you are interested in learning more, ERCA encourages you to contact them at any time to investigate the possibilities. “ERCA also introduced their full service program this year, so interested landowners can more easily participate,” Money adds.

The deadline for this year’s tree orders is January 27, 2017. For more information about any of these opportunities, visit www.erca.org/trees or contact ERCA at 519-776-5209, ext 310.

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