June 13, 2023
For Immediate Release
The Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation (GSCF) held their Memorial Forest Ceremony at the Grey Sauble Administration Centre and Arboretum last Sunday. This ceremony is held every year in June to celebrate those who have had a tree planted in their honour. Donors and families were invited to remember their loved ones and participate in planting a commemorative tree in the Inglis Falls Arboretum. The species chosen for the 2023 commemorative tree was a Black Tupelo, which has glossy green leaves in the summer that change to beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and bright red in the fall.
The GSCF proudly supports the Memorial Forest program where trees are planted in memory of loved ones whose names are placed on plaques at three locations: Pottawatomi, Griersville, and Big Mud Lake. GSCF volunteers and Grey Sauble Conservation Authority staff planted 96 trees at the three Memorial Forest sites earlier this month. Necessary maintenance of the existing memorial trees was also completed at this time to keep the Memorial Forest sites beautiful places to visit.
“The Memorial Forest program is very special to the Foundation, and we are honoured that so many people participate in it every year. We hope that the donors and families find peace in knowing that the memory of their loved ones will live on through these forests and will benefit our communities for years to come” said Don Sankey, Chair of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation.
Memorial trees can be purchased for $75 online (www.greysauble.on.ca/foundation/memorial-forest) or by calling the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority office (519-376-3076).
For further information:
Don Sankey, Chair, Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation
The Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation was established in 1993 and is a federally registered, charitable, not-for-profit organization that raises money to assist the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) fund programs and projects. The Foundation offers opportunities for the public to actively participate in conserving and enhancing the natural heritage that exists within the GSCA watershed.