The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has given Muskoka Conservancy $69,200 for a new program. The organization is partnering with Westwind Forest Stewardship to create a healthy trees program over the course of two years. Muskoka Conservancy’s Executive Director Kristie Virgoe says it’s focused on providing private landowners outreach.

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Westwind Forest Stewardship is a non-profit organization, based out of Parry Sound, which organizes ecologically sustainable forest management. Muskoka Conservancy is working on launching the program soon.

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The Ontario Trillium Foundation is the largest grant foundation in Canada, giving out about 1,300 grants every year. Virgoe says OTF is really important for organizations like Muskoka Conservancy.

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Muskoka Conservancy is one of three not-for-profits in Muskoka getting OTF grants so far this year.