Wednesday October 11: Public meeting in Utopia on Tree Seed Plant closing
From AWARE Essa
The Ontario Tree Seed Facility is being closed.
-What is the Reason for the Closure?
-Why Should We Care?
YOU are INVITED to a PUBLIC MEETING
to discuss the Ministry of Natural Resource’s decision to close the Historic Ontario Tree Seed Facility
Keynote Speaker: Ken Durst, Regional Services Manager, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) – With Additional Representatives from the ministry
DATE: Wednesday October 11, 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Utopia Hall (8396 6th Line, Utopia)
Established in 1923, the Ontario Tree Seed Facility:
• stores approximately 5 billion viable seeds with over 70% of the inventory being storage for clients
• supplies select varieties of tree and shrub seed to tree nurseries and the general public, storing seed for forest industry clients as well
• provides seed purchasing options for small reforestation initiatives such as the “50 Million Tree Program” SOURCE: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources A leader in the conservation of Ontario’s forest biodiversity
Seed management is the foundation of any successful forest restoration program. With the help of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant, high-quality, locally adapted seed is available to ensure planting projects thrive.
Poster (please download, print, post or forward to your networks)
Friends of Utopia Gristmill & Park