Featuring the Teenage Tree Program, a Native Tree Sale and HUB Open House!
Teens and Trees Helping to Reforest Sarnia-Lambton
When: Saturday October 19, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: At Rebound’s THE HUB – St. Luke’s United Church – 350 Indian Road South, Sarnia
The HUB will be hosting a native tree sale in support of youth mental wellness. Return the Landscape, Maajiigin Gumig (Aamjiwnaang First Nations’ native plant greenhouse), the HUB and the Unitarian Fellowship of Sarnia and Port Huron have joined forces to grow a diverse selection of locally sourced native trees.
Together, the above organizations are starting a Teenage Tree Program for youth to collect seeds, care and grow tree saplings for fundraising. Through this eco-fundraiser, local youth will have an opportunity to re-connect with nature while promoting the re-forestation of our community.
We live in the most “tree rich” region of Canada. We have over 70 species in our local Carolinian zone ecosystem. https://caroliniancanada.ca/legacy/FactSheets_CCUniqueness.htm.
Reforestation is considered to be one of the top 10 most effective strategies to address climate change. Not only is carbon sequestered but biodiversity is protected.
Trees for sale at this event will be Carolinian species with information tables and presentations on the value of native trees. People can either purchase native tree saplings for their yard and/or sponsor trees for a community park planting day on Sunday, November 2nd.
Join us for a tour of the HUB, a safe space with support services for youth ages 16 to 24. The HUB is operated by Sarnia-Lambton Rebound with at least 31 community agencies collaborating to co-create youth services and programs. The HUB will be open for a tour as well as the tree sales. Proceeds from the sale will be invested in the HUB, the native plant greenhouse and local reforestation efforts.
In addition, people can learn more about the Teenage Tree Program as we continue developing this eco-fundraiser for Sarnia-Lambton.
A barbeque and refreshments will be offered.
For more information contact Returnthelandscape@gmail.com or 519 464-6544.
Sydenham River Nature Reserve Tree Planting
On October 5, twenty enthusiastic naturalist from Lambton Wildlife Inc. (LWI) and Sydenham Field Naturalists (SFN) planted more than a thousand tree seeds, as another step toward restoring Sydenham River Nature Reserve (SRNR) to its natural state. Oak, Hickory, Beech, Ironwood, along with other tree species were planted; all from seeds that were gathered from SRNR. The purchase of this property, by Ontario Nature, was made possible by the generous donations from both LWI and SFN. Both LWI and SFN continue to support SRNR by being stewards of the property, and with on-going donations towards its restoration.
At the end of April, earlier this year, I had the opportunity to volunteer with Carl and Rachel, the operators of the Native Territories Avian Research Project (NTARP). Several members of Lambton Wildlife attended and volunteered during the two day bird banding session. They were at Canatara Park for the first time and they spent two full days, on two separate weekends, banding the local and migrating species.
On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 7:00 pm, at the Sarnia Library Theatre, come help Lambton Wildlife celebrate our 50th Anniversary with a screening of the new documentary, “Call of the Forest“.
This film examines some of the most beautiful forests in the Northern Hemisphere and shows how important they are in protecting, nourishing and maintaining our planet for all the living creatures that depend on them. Experts discuss the science of trees, reforestation, the impact climate change is having on the world’s forests and what we all can do to make an impact that will change the world.
Climate change is happening. What can we do about it? It will start with a shovel and an acorn, but we might just change the world.
Join us next Wednesday to celebrate our 50 years of protecting Lambton County’s nature.
Free admission, refreshments and lots of door prizes!