Friends of Sandbanks have two major projects going ahead at the provincial park in Prince Edward County this spring.
It’s an area of Sandbanks Provincial Park where there had been farming for a number of years and Friends of Sandbanks group has planted thousands of trees over the past five years.
This year the group is planning two projects in the western area where a new camp ground will open, with a new trail.
Chair Mark Despault.
Despault says the trees will be Canada’s national tree, the sugar maple.
The trees will be a variety of ages, some as old as five years, others just seedlings.
Despault says schoolchildren will be invited to help plant them, probably sometime in April.
Friends of Sandbanks applied for funding through Canada 150 and Ontario 150 programs and TD banks Friends of the Environment program for the projects, and have $7,300 confirmed from the TD Bank program.
Quinte West receives Ontario 150 $$$
Quine West has received $16,734 from Ontario 150 to host a Multi-Cultural celebration this summer.
Supervisor of tourism and Special Events Dana Valentyne says it will begin with an evening of Francophone entertainment June 30, and then feature a multi-cultural village on Canada Day.