One of the core goals of the Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group is to increase the number of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers in the watershed area, as well as to significantly improve the biodiversity in the region. Native trees and shrubs are available to watershed groups across the Island through the Department of Forestry, and SAWIG enjoys sharing this wonderful partnership with the community.
Historically, our tree day was held each May, with hundreds of trees given out to the public over a 2 day period. Over the last 2 years, we have extended the tree day to multiple days over several weeks through the spring and early summer. The desire for native Acadian Forest trees and shrubs is very evident in the communities in which we serve, and we want to ensure we have as many opportunities for people to come and get species as possible!
People are also eager to learn more about the various trees and shrubs, and it’s a joy to see the enthusiasm these people have towards tree planting in their community. This event has raised the level of awareness of reforestation and diversity, and we are often contacted by landowners who want more trees or who are requesting some because they missed out on the event. What a fabulous way to engage the community!
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