Conservation group plants 400 trees
On a sunny Saturday morning, May 5, 32 Bruce Peninsula Sportsmen’s Association members gathered at the conservation group’s clubhouse near Wiarton.
The group, aged 3 to 73, then set out for the Vanishing Creek Trail on Bruce Road 9 in Colpoy’s Bay to plant 200 white spruce and 200 pine tree seedlings.
The trees for this project, which will eventually provide valuable habitat for birds and animals, clean the air, prevent flash flooding and visually enhance the region, were supplied as part of a Land Stewardship grant from Lee Thurston, a forestry technician with the Grey-Sauble Conservation Authority.
Project organizers Lincoln Leudke and BPSA Vice-President Kevin Harders said this is the start of a new chapter of conservation for BPSA, in keeping with the club’s constitution which states it exists, “to enhance and preserve our wildlife and our environment.”
The tree planting project was completed with the co-operation of the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) which is encouraging BPSA to complete more projects like this.
Anita Cunningham with the BTC was on hand for the planting. She thanked BPSA and said she was impressed that so many youngsters were involved. The planting was followed by a barbecue sponsored by BPSA members Amanda and Marty Maisonneuve, who live near Vanishing Creek Trail.
Alan Sutter and son Ian, of Wiarton, volunteered to help plant 400 trees with the Bruce Peninsula Sportsmen’s Association in