Trees for Watershed Health is a community outreach program of Conservation Halton that involves engaging watershed residents and community groups in tree planting. The program is designed to bring communities and nature together to increase forest cover in the watershed through volunteers planting trees at selected sites. This program is made possible in part by a multi-year grant given to Conservation Halton by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The program was officially launched on Earth Day, April 22, 2006. Conservation Halton will continue to hold an annual tree planting event on or around this date. To find out more about this planting event please click on Earth Day Tree Planting Event.
Trees for Watershed Health Program Objective
- Increase forest cover in Conservation Halton’s watershed to foster a healthy, sustainable and vibrant natural environment
- Engage watershed communities through a volunteer tree planting program and encourage local stewardships
- Increase Conservation Halton’s volunteer base by providing innovative planting programs
- Deliver quality outreach and education to highlight the benefits of increasing urban and rural forest cover
To support the planting of 500,000 trees over five years and engage the community by inviting 500 volunteers annually.
- Tree planting on Conservation Halton lands
- School Naturalization Projects
- Stream and Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) Restoration Projects
- Quarry rehabilitation sites
- Municipal and Partner Agency Lands – Urban Forests
In addition to these program components funds may be available to support other planting events throughout the community. To find out more on how you can participate please contact us.
For information regarding tree planting programs for private landowners, please click here.