County celebrates “roots” at museum

September 22, 2022   ·   0 Comments

The public is invited to join County dignitaries and forestry professionals at the Simcoe County Museum in commemoration of National Forest Week in Canada: 100 Years of the Simcoe County Forest.

Guests can enjoy complimentary admission to the Museum, a free barbecue, and a special treat.

There will be guided tours through the Museum Tract as well as a range of forestry-themed activities.

Representatives from the Canadian Institute will be on hand to culminate a year of celebration of the County being named the Forest Capital of Canada for 2022.

The County of Simcoe was the first jurisdiction in Ontario to enter into the Agreement Forest program in 1922 and has invested in tree planting, management practices, and property acquisitions to become Ontario’s largest municipally-owned forest, that now spans 33,000 acres across more than 150 properties.

Throughout the year, the County has celebrated the growth of the Simcoe County Forest over the past century.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 24, at the Simcoe County Museum with a formal ceremony at the Red Pine House at 11:00 a.m.

By Brian Lockhart

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