KAWARTHA LAKES-The Canopy Project Kawartha Lakes has the goal of increasing the urban canopy, through citizen-led projects, planting trees and creating valuable green canopies across all communities in the City.
With its launch in August 2020, they hope to achieve their goal through a combination of Education, Advocacy, Execution and Community Integration. The inaugural project is at the BGC Kawarthas Lindsay and has now reached its fundraising target, funding the planting of 53 trees in 2021, with 20 more in 2022, along with a blueberry patch. Six new fruit trees will be added to the back of the property.
“A tremendous thank you to all individual and corporate donors that have supported the project as well as the volunteer students and Club Leaders in Training that have helped to water the trees.” said the Canopy Project organizers.
Now a third planting project is planned in conjunction with three local schools: St Mary’s Catholic School, Saint Pope John Paul School and Adventure Quest. 60 trees will be planted with the help of students.
The Canopy Project group is looking forward to working with more schools to initiate similar projects since it is a fantastic way to combine its interests of canopy development and education.