Thursday, July 9, 2020

Tree donation program being considered for Chatham-Kent

A Chatham-Kent Councillor continues to push for increased tree cover across the Municipality.

South Kent Councillor Anthony Ceccacci is bringing forward a notice of motion at the Monday, June 29, 2020 Council meeting, which is asking staff to create a tree donation program.

“The municipality of Chatham-Kent recognizes the significance of tree cover as an important part of a balanced and healthy community,” Ceccacci said in his notice of motion.

“The public are looking at ways to participate in re-greening the municipality.”

Back in October, Ceccacci entered a successful motion directing staff to look into having a minimum of one-million trees planted in Chatham-Kent within four years. Details, here.

With his latest motion, Ceccacci is hoping residents and businesses will have an online method and option to make financial donations to the Municipality “for the sole purpose of increasing tree cover.

“And implement an awareness campaign when ready to accept donations and that Council approve the creation of a reserve for tree donations,” Ceccacci said in his notice of motion.

Monday’s Council meeting begins at 6 p.m.

A livestream of the electronic meeting will be available at:

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