Con­ser­va­tion group plants 400 trees

Wiarton Echo - - NEWS - SUB­MIT­TED BY STU PATER­SON

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.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Alan Sut­ter and son Ian, of Wiar­ton, vol­un­teered to help plant 400 trees with the Bruce Penin­sula Sports­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion in

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