Maple Grove, a lasting legacy

Cumberland Ward City Councillor and environmental steward Stephen Blais is happy to announce the Canada 150 Maple Groves project, which has planted 150 trees at Aquaview Park near the Avalon Pond in Orléans.

“I’m thrilled to see that we are able to make this significant environmental contribution,” says Blais. “It’s an investment that will be paying off for many years to come.”

The Canada 150 Maple Groves Project complements the City’s partnership with Ecology Ottawa’s Tree Ottawa initiative to plant one million as a gift to Canada for the sesquicentennial. The goal of this community-driven initiative — involving local schools, community associations, corporations, charities and residents – is to dramatically increase the number and variety of trees in urban and rural Ottawa by 2018.

“Incorporating green spaces into urban areas is something that is very important to me,” adds Blais. “It increases quality of life and also property values for all nearby residents.”

The Canada 150 Maple Groves project was made possible because of partnerships with the Government of Canada, Tree Canada and CN. This sesquicentennial legacy project will see a grove of a 150 maple trees planted in each Ottawa ward.