The Upper Rideau Lake Association (URLA) is launching a new “sapling program” for 2020, to support the planting of up to 300 saplings on the shoreline/adjoining properties of Upper Rideau Lake and its watershed.  

This habitat restoration program will supplement the existing URLA small seedling program, by planting larger plants to more immediately improve lake water quality and the shoreline environment.  Let’s do everything we can to improve our lake water quality!

Saplings will be a “2 gallon size, comprising indigenous species of trees or shrubs. (These plants are between 1 and 4 feet in height, depending on species.)

Trees/shrubs are offered to URLA members and others on the lake/watershed on a “first-come, first-first served” basis. The exact mix of species will depend on availability from the nursery in the fall.

Cost to URLA members is $3.00/sapling.  The price for non-members is $12/tree both prices are fantastic savings!

Please note: Maximum order is 5 trees/shrubs per household.

Payment in advance we need your payment by September 30, 2019. Electronic fund transfer to URLA is the preferred payment method. 

Your trees will be available for pickup in early May 2020.

In launching this vital program, we want to very much thank our funding and supplier partners, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA), and the Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation (RLEF).

Jane MacDonald’s reasons to plant trees

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