Rattray Marsh Conservation Area is considered a gem – a natural oasis in the middle of the city. Walking along the boardwalk, you are surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature.
The emerald ash borer is an invasive beetle that’s quickly killing off Ontario’s ash trees. They destroy 99.9 per cent of ash trees they contact and then move on to areas with more ash trees. Unfortunately, they’re already here. They’re in our neighbouroods and they are in Rattary Marsh.
Did you know that the forests surrounding the marsh are filled with ash trees? In fact ash trees make up 80 per cent of those forests and most of the beautiful mature trees along the boardwalk. They’re important to the animals that live in the marsh and they’re important to us.
Emerald ash borer are a serious problem. They’re relentless. They won’t stop until each and every ash tree at Rattray Marsh has been destroyed.
Credit Valley Conservation and Credit Valley Conservation Foundation want to protect as many ash trees as possible and plant new trees for the future. We’re able to save healthy and unaffected trees by inoculating them against the harmful effects of the emerald ash borer. Inoculations and tree planting will preserve the forests at Rattray Marsh Conservation Area. We’re doing what we can with the funds we have but your help is deeply needed.
You can give and make a difference. Your generous gift will help save the ash trees that we can and plant new trees for the future.
Our goal is to raise $25,000 this year.
A gift of $100 will result in four new trees planted at Rattray Marsh.
A gift of $200 will save a mature ash tree by covering the cost of inoculation for two years.
This works out to only 27¢ a day to save one ash tree. Together, we can ‘save our ash’