50 Million Tree Program

The council is a registered Program Delivery Agent with the organization Trees Ontario. Through this partnership the council is able to provide tree planting programs to land owners at a subsidized rate.

To help Trees Ontario meet their goal, LGSC has agreed to help plant up to 75,000 trees per year. In 2011, we planted 68,600 trees for ten private landowners under this program. In 2012, we planted 76,950 trees for 13 private landowners These landowners actively participate in the program by paying a minimal charge for the trees, cutting brush and grass and by monitoring the health of the trees.

With Donna’s leadership, LGSC successfully had 70150 seedlings planted on 15 sites (71 aces) from April 26 to June 4, 2013.

Some 6500 trees were refilled on sites that the survival rate was less than 65 % due to last year’s drought. Another 2400 were planted as stream bank restoration at the Leeds County Community Pasture. The remaining 61250 were planted on retired crop fields and pasture. The trees grew very well as did the weeds much to some landowner’s chagrin.

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority helped us out immensely with mowing between rows over 4 hectares of 5 feet poison parsnip and thistle.

For the spring of 2014, LGSC will have another 35000 seedlings to plant with the site preparation commencing immediately. More landowners may come on board after this fall’s Landowner Workshops put on by Trees Ontario.

In October the survival assessments are completed on 78550 seedlings planted in 2012 and the 70150 planted in 2013. This year marks the 5th year of the 50 Million Tree Program which means additional survival assessments on 29320 seedlings planted in 2009.

LGSC works in cooperation with many partners to plant trees, including the landowners, Trees Ontario, Cataraqui, Rideau Valley and South Nation Conservation Authorities, Ferguson Forest Centre.

For more information please contact:
Donna O’Connor
Phone: 613.812.5826
Email: oconnor_5@sympatico.ca

Manotick Farmers’ Market – nourishing our community

The Manotick Farmers Market is a project supported by Watson’s Mill. Watson’s Mill on the Rideau River is a perfect spot for local producers to distribute their wares, so come out and show your love for local food and farmers!

Saturdays from 9AM – 2PM from June 7th to October 11th, 2014.

The Manotick Farmers’ Market is located at 5525 Dickinson Street (Watson’s Mill), Manotick, Ontario.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Manotick Farmers Market, or for any other questions, please send us an email or give us a call.

Jack Williams

AIM Metal Recycling Center – making recycling easy and profitable

Now 3 Locations to serve you:

AIM Ottawa West
120 Bentley Ave
Ottawa, ON K2E 6T9
Mon-Sat 7am – 4:45pm
Sun 9am – 3:45pm
*Sunday closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm for lunch*

AIM Ottawa East
2575 Sheffield Rd
Ottawa, ON K1B 3V6
Mon-Fri 6am – 7:45pm
Sat 7am – 4:45pm
Sun Closed

AIM Gatineau
36 Rue de Bécancour
Gatineau, QC J8P 8A4
Mon-Fri 7am – 5:45pm
Sat 8am – 11:45pm
*This location does not accept TV’s or Computers

Hutton Creek Wetland – Restoring a provincially significant wetland

Ducks Unlimited engineering staff have designed and provided specifications for a replacement structure that is both serviceable and economical. Ducks Unlimited will also assume project management responsibilities for the project. The RVCA Board has fully endorsed the project. To date $250,000.00 has been donated to the project by an Ottawa developer. An additional $50 to $60 thousand is required to complete the project. We are optimistic we can secure the additional funding through grants from agencies such as Wildlife Habitat Canada and grants received by the RVCA for work on dams.

Although progress on this project has been slow, there has been progress. Surveys have indicated no species at risk will be affected by the construction phase of this project and will in fact benefit when the project is complete. Outstanding issues are the litigation proceeding with one landowner and securement of the remaining funds. We are confident the dam will be replaced and the wetland restored according to an approved wetland management plan.

If you have questions about any of our projects or would like more information on the Stewardship Council and what we do, please contact us at:
Tim Woods, SAR/ Resource Technician: 613-659-4824
Donna O’Connor Forestry/Resource Technician: 613-812-5826