PRESCOTT-RUSSELL — This past week, South Nation Conservation (SNC) worked with local students to green up two schoolyards in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, contributing to the area’s forest cover!
On Monday, May 27, SNC teamed up with youth from Saint-Viateur Catholic Elementary School in Limoges to plant 3 Red Maple Trees as part of the school’s ongoing beautification initiative. Students enrolled in the school’s Club Écolo were taught how to properly plant and care for trees by SNC staff and learned about the importance of planting trees to improve local forest cover.
On Tuesday, May 28, 20 high school students from L’Academie de la Seigneurie in Casselman helped plant 55 Eastern White Cedar trees, creating a new wind and noise barrier.
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 a range of conservation topics including, forestry, water protection and conservation, fisheries, and even Ontario’s sweet maple industry.