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Into the Woods, Conserving Your Forest

This past year the Town of Canandaigua’s Environmental Conservation Board (ECB) has been working on several themes regarding a particular natural resource that can play a big role in mitigating climate warming, enhancing our environment, and providing public health benefits. TREES are the lungs of the planet, providing essential benefits to life itself, our lives, as a matter of fact. 

To further our exploration of the issues surrounding sound tree management, the ECB is sponsoring a workshop on forest best practices on October 23rd from 6-8 pm in the Orianna Conference Room on the lower level of Town Hall.  Whether your love of trees extends to the few in your backyard or to the dozens/hundreds of trees on larger parcels, learning more about how to help them can help you in numerous ways. Do you want to enhance the scenery in your backyard woods, provide superb habitat for wildlife, use your land as an extra source of income, or conserve your woods for generations to come? This workshop can assist in bringing your vision to life.

For more information about the workshop, see the event flyer here. The event is free, but registration is appreciated. Contact Kyle Ritts at to register. A brief description of the speakers is below.

Wildlife and Your Woods, NY DEC Biologist, Mike Palermo will discuss how you can improve wildlife habitat values on your property by avoiding habitat fragmentation and protection/restoration of habitat corridors. 

Your Woods and Water. Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation District, Conservation District Educator, Alaina Robarge will explain the connection between woods and water quality.

Stewardship of Your Woodlot. NY DEC Forester, Brice June will talk about the importance of private woods and how they impact the health, beauty, and economy of our Town. 

Land Conservation. FLLT Director of Conservation, Max Heitner will fill us in on conservation in and around the Town of Canandaigua and how you can preserve your land for future generations.

Sent to news media on 10/10/19 by Sarah Reynolds

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