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Community Foundation of Swan Valley

Leaving an everlasting legacy for the Swan River Valley, Manitoba, Canada

Foundation Feature

Helping the environment

  – Foundation Feature July 24, 2012 courtesy of Swan Valley Star and Times

Picture of Urban Forest Committee volunteers preparing to place a plaque

Since 2000, when healthy American elms were being cut along the Swan River corridor in the mistaken idea of controlling Dutch Elm disease, the Urban Forest Committee has been heading up a volunteer effort to replace the elms with other species. Their work is now very much in evidence along many streets and boulevards as the decade-old trees have flourished and brought much beauty to the community.

Established in 2003, the town’s Arboretum now has 46 different species ready to plant. To give full value to the educational part of the Committee’s mandate, informative plaques are being placed at the base of all 46 trees, with trees in historic locations included in the project. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is pleased to have been a part of this environmentally-friendly project.