MNO Council helps plant 1,250 trees

Submitted by: Larry J. Ferris, MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council Chairperson

Georgian Bay
MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council taking part in tree planting and BBQ.

Members of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Georgian Bay Métis Council recently volunteered with tree planning efforts. MNO citizens and Métis youth all took part in the volunteer work.

The Council and other volunteers’ efforts were in hopes to replenish and repair the Georgian Bay wooded areas. This is crucial to the environment as planting the trees allow surrounding ponds to start reforming as the trees help hold moisture and provide ground cover for the wet areas raising the water table.

The tree planting would not have been possible without the generosity of the North Simcoe Anglers and Hunters who provided 1,250 trees that included 26 different species, all of which are native to the area.

To end the event, the MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council youth group hosted a barbeque for all the volunteers. The young Métis served handmade venison burgers and hot dogs at Gidley’s Restaurant, a well-known Métis hangout in the area.