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McKeough Floodway Reforestation-Ontario

Year Planted: 1997
Trees Planted: 80,075
Location: Canada

In partnership with the Tree Canada Foundation, 80,075 deciduous trees were planted on the McKeough Floodway in Ontario, Canada. The McKeough Floodway consists of an earthen dam created to provide flood protection for area townships. This project planted 91 acres that are part of the 7 km long floodway. The primary benefit from this tree planting will be wildlife habitat. The connection of woodlots, windbreaks, grasslands, water and fence rows with trees will provide a major corridor for local and migratory wildlife. Additionally, this planting will provide more green area, as less than 7 percent of the area of Southwestern Ontario was in tree cover at the time of the project. The St. Clair Conservation Authority and the Ontario Forestry Association planted the trees and additional support for the project was provided by Eddie Bauer, Great Lakes Cleanup Fund, Detroit Edison, Ontario Hydro, Imperial Oil and Rural Lambton Stewardship Network.

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