Skip the Mother’s Day flowers: Plant a tree instead!

RIDEAU VALLEY, April 28, 2022 – Nurturing new life and dreaming of a brighter future: your mother did this for you, and now you can return the favour.

Thanks to the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s special occasions tree planting program, you can honour your mom and Mother Earth at the same time this Mother’s Day by planting a native tree seedling on her behalf, right here in Eastern Ontario. 

With help from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA), special occasion trees are planted across the Rideau Valley watershed, from Frontenac to Smiths Falls to downtown Ottawa. As the seedlings grow they help fight erosion, manage floods and keep contaminants out of our rivers and lakes – not to mention pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. 

Staff tend to the new trees, helping them grow into maturity so they can thrive for decades to come – 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. The program plants a combination of white cedar, white pine, red oak and sugar maple.

Online ordering makes it easy and fast. Under the program page, simply choose your donation amount and enter 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 donation site – perfect for last minute purchases or long-distance giving.

The Foundation is a registered charity that supports conservation work across more than 4,000 kmin Eastern Ontario.

Our partner the RVCA 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.

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