(photos by Heather Ross and  Whitty Ransome)
Original article: http://fanhca.org/2019/06/17/bonnes-nouvelles-a-north-hatley-celebration-in-north-hatley/

Great news from the Massawippi Foundation and The Massawippi Conservation Trust!

More than fifty children from the North Hatley Elementary School planted 100 trees and shrubs at Scowen Park on June 5, creating a beautiful arborway to the celebrated trail on Capelton Road.

It was a toast to the past and to the future as donors gave trees to honour loved ones who have died and young people committed themselves to nurturing the trees and trails over the course of their lives.

The students walked from their school to Scowen Park on Capelton Road and back, inspiring us all to exercise regularly.  The attached photos tell the story: an enthusiastic young person, great teamwork, shovels galore, two Mayors and Margot, Sam and Jane showing younger people how it’s done, Anne Mitchell, Margot and our trail builder and designer, Mahicans Diamond, and some leaders from North Hatley and the Canton on a gloriously beautiful day!

Join us at the Annual Meeting of the Massawippi Foundation on June 29 and walk the trails this summer. Please visit us at https://massawippi.org

Margot Heyerhoff, Jonathan Fortier, Jane Meagher, Normand Briere, Pat Webster, Norman Jones, Sam Elkas, Patrick Houston, Paul Caron, Tom Wilcox

P.S. Trees and shrubs can still be given at $250 and $100 respectively.  Proceeds will seed an endowment to maintain The Massawippi Conversation Trust’s properties in perpetuity.  More than $750,000 has been committed toward our 2019 goal of $1,300,000 to expand to 1200 acres, extend the trail system to 10 kilometers, establish a permanent endowment and make grants to worthy nonprofits across the Massawippi Valley.