- Tree-planting with Tree Canada, l’Agence des forêts privées de l’Outaouais and Les Conseillers forestiers de l’Outaouais
Supporting reforestation to capture carbon and beautify the community, we teamed up with Tree Canada to plant 20,000 trees and create a 20-acre forest. Species include Burr and Red Oak, Black Walnut, Black Cherry, Red and Black Maple, Red Pine, Tamarack, Trembling Aspen, Yellow Birch, and White Spruce.
- ACRE Chelsea hosted a bird walk on June 13 Naturalists Rachel Vallender, Geof Burbidge, and Stephen Woodley led three small-group tours to discover and identify over 30 bird species in the forests and fields of Eco Echo. These included:American Crow, American Goldfinch, American Robin, Baltimore Oriole, Black-and-white Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-capped Chickadee, Black-throated Green Warbler, Blue Jay, Bobolink, Cedar Waxwing, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Kingbird, Gray Catbird, Hermit Thrush, Indigo Bunting, Northern Cardinal, Northern Parula, Ovenbird, Red-eyed Vireo, Red-wing Blackbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Ruffed Grouse, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-breasted Nuthatch, White-throated Sparrow, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.