RIDEAU VALLEY, May 4, 2021 – Your mother gave you the gift of life, and now you can return the favour.
Thanks to the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s special occasions tree planting program, you can skip the grocery store bouquet and plant an environmental legacy in your mom’s honour, instead.
The native tree species are planted across the Rideau Valley watershed, from Frontenac to Smiths Falls to downtown Ottawa, helping to fight erosion, manage floods and keep contaminants out of our rivers and lakes. Staff tend to the new trees, helping them grow into maturity so they can thrive for decades – much like your mother did for you.
A single tree costs $25, while a grove of five is only $100. Ten trees cost $150 and a family grove of 25 costs $250 – just $10 a tree.
Online ordering makes it easy and fast. Under the RVCF’s Special Occasion Trees program, simply enter your donation amount and your information, and you’ll receive a charitable tax receipt to your inbox right away. You can even send your mom an e-card right from the foundation site.
The foundation is a registered charity that supports the work of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, which monitors more than 4,000 km2 of 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 promote biodiversity, protect our drinking water and reduce the risk of flooding.
The RVCF plants a combination of white cedar, white pine, red oak and sugar maple.
To order your Mother’s Day trees, visit www.canadahelps.org and choose “Special Occasion Trees” from the drop-down list. Watch for your charitable receipt in your inbox!