Celebrate Your Roots: Plant a Tree for Dad

RIDEAU VALLEY, June 1, 2023 – At the root of it all, your dad has been there. This Father’s Day, return the favour with a gift that’s just as reliable, sturdy and hard-working as he is: a native tree planted right here in the Rideau Valley watershed. 

The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s special occasions tree planting program plants a combination of white cedar, white pine, red oak and sugar maple across the watershed, from Central Frontenac all the way to downtown Ottawa.

You can donate a single tree for $25, five trees for $100, 10 for $150 or 25 for $250.

Staff will plant the seedlings on your behalf where they are most likely to thrive. They'll tend to the new trees, helping them grow into maturity so they can thrive for decades – much like your father did for you. As they grow, these young trees will help fight erosion, manage floods and keep contaminants out of our rivers and lakes. 

To order your trees, visit Choose your donation amount, dedicate your purchase to your dad, and complete the transaction. You’ll receive a charitable tax receipt to your inbox right away. You can even send your dad an e-card right from the site. 

The RVCF is a registered charity that supports the work of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, which monitors more than 4,000 kmof waterways across 18 municipalities in Eastern Ontario.

The authority is responsible for monitoring water quality, flood risks and other hazards to keep people, property and the environment safe. Planting trees is an important part of the authority’s efforts to manage natural hazards, protect our drinking water and support a thriving watershed for the benefit of all who call it home.

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