This spring, more than 11,000 seedlings were handed out during the annual Pine River Watershed Initiative Network (PRWIN) free seedling giveaway program.
The selection of seedlings this year included white cedar, white spruce, Norway spruce, red pine, tamarack, silver maple, red oak, white oak, black cherry and black walnut. The Bruce Botanical Food Garden and the Point Clark Community Centre parking lots served as pick-up depots for the seedlings and provided a wide open area for PRWIN to hand out the orders.
More than 6,000 of the 11,000 seedlings were planted at five reforestation sites. PRWIN directors David Grant, Murray Jamieson, Don Farrell, Melanie Moulton and volunteer Connor Dixon assisted with planting.
Donations and sponsorship from Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Ontario Power Generation, Enbridge, K2 Wind, B.M. Ross and Associates, Baywood Interiors Millwork and Joan Storrey from Storrey Stables supported the programming. PRWIN hosted a small gathering on June 24 to recognize and formally thank sponsors, directors and volunteers for their assistance in bringing its community programs to fruition. The ceremony, catered courtesy of Queen Street Eats, allowed sponsors time to chat about their involvement with PRWIN and the fine work it does.
Tammy Lindsay Schneider, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Kincardine Independent