A local environmental tradition is continuing this spring.
The Bancroft and Area Stewardship Council is selling trees and shrubs. The sales help the non-profit fill its mandate of running environmental programs – and will also help get more native species of plants into the ground.
The council’s chair Ian Hendry explains.
“With global warning right now, it’s really important that we plant lots of trees and shrubs,” he says. “It’s not for us, but for future generations.”
Details on the sale are here.
A new program that the sale will support is an environmental summit for high school students coming up on March 31.
The event will bring 150 students to Algonquin Park for environmental workshops, which, Henrdy says, could inspire them to pursue careers in environmental work.
“We’re going to have quite a few keynote speakers there, around 15 or so. They’ll be doing presentations and educating the kids and giving them good advice on how they may be able to further their careers.”