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New policy helps ‘protect, preserve and enhance’ Barrie forests

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Oct 27th, 2023
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From Barrie Today Staff, October 26

NEWS RELEASE
THE CITY OF BARRIE

‘This initiative is a groundbreaking step towards preserving our natural environment and enhancing our urban landscape,’ says Mayor Alex Nuttall

Barrie city council last night approved a new ecological offsetting policy that will help protect, preserve and enhance Barrie’s forests.

The new policy allows the city to use money collected from the tree-removal permit process to plant more trees on city-owned land.

“This initiative is a groundbreaking step towards preserving our natural environment and enhancing our urban landscape,” said Mayor Alex Nuttall.

“This program not only safeguards our local ecosystems but promotes sustainable development and will also encourage tree planting within the city. By reinvesting in ecological restoration, we are ensuring a more sustainable and resilient city for generations to come.”

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