Celebrate 100 Years of Simcoe County Forest
In commemoration of National Forest Week in Canada, Sept. 18-24, residents and visitors are invited to Celebrate our Roots: 100 Years of the Simcoe County Forest. The free community event takes place at the Simcoe County Museum on Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Guests will enjoy complimentary admission to the Simcoe County Museum, a chance to celebrate the history of our forests, enjoy a guided walk through the Museum Tract, along with a range of forestry themed activities and a free barbecue of hot dogs or veggie dogs, and a special treat. A formal opening of the Forestry Education area will take place at 11 a.m. and will including the unveiling of new interactive displays. Representatives from the Canadian Institute of Forestry will also be on hand to culminate a year of celebration of the county being named the Forest Capital of Canada for 2022.
The County of Simcoe was the first jurisdiction in Ontario to enter into the ‘Agreement Forest’ program in 1922 and has invested in tree planting, management practices and property acquisitions to become Ontario’s largest municipally-owned forest, now spanning more than 33,000 acres across more than 150 properties.
A donation to the local Food Bank is encouraged.