Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA), presented the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation with a Stewardship Award on November 28th. The Chippewas of the Thames proved itself to be a tremendous partner in conservation this spring when they purchased over 450 large stock trees and nearly 3000 bare root seedlings from LTVCA, one of the largest orders of 2017. LTVCA delivered the stock and provided some technical assistance to the community planting crew who then distributed and planted trees throughout their territory in May.
The Chippewa of the Thames’ conservation goals included establishing new forests, a maple syrup bush for production and for environmental education, combating soil erosion on the banks of the Thames River, providing edible landscaping, and benefiting wildlife, increasing biodiversity, and providing windbreaks and living snowfence. Even with a challenging drought affecting tree survival rates throughout the watershed the Chippewas were able to keep a high percentage of the trees alive through watering and site maintenance.
Miigwech for the partnership, Chippewas of the Thames! We look forward to working with you again!
For information contact:
Land Stewardship Technician
Longwoods Road Conservation Area
8348 Longwoods Road, Mount Brydges, Ontario
519 280 2027