Maple Leaves Forever participated in the Huronia Woodlot Owners Association’s annual meeting held in Elmvale on November 18th.
Past-president of the Association, Bruce Keeling welcomed and introduced Ken Jewett to the members, giving them a short biography of Ken’s business experience and the origins of Maple Leaves Forever. The Association has planted 18,000 native maples since it was formalized in 1971. The financial support of Maple Leaves Forever has led to increased numbers being planted in recent years.
He thanked Ken for Maple Leaves Forever’s generous donation to a scholarship program initiated by the Huronia Woodlot Owners Association that supports local students in their educational ambitions.
Mike O’Hara, president of the Association, presented Ken with the prestigious White Pine Award in recognition of the Maple Leaves Forever’s continued support of their Native Maples planting program that is restoring sugar maple trees to the roadsides and laneways of Simcoe county and surrounding area.
In accepting the award, Ken encouraged the Association to “Keep up the Good Work and Spread the Word. Climate Change is happening now. Planting trees helps maintain nature’s diversity, reduces erosion and helps to clean the air we breathe.”