A.M.A. Plastics Assists in Native Species Restoration Project
A.M.A. Staff was on hand at Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, ON, to help with a native species restoration project. A.M.A.’s John Vezina, Manager, Ellepots & Pre-Fill, got A.M.A. involved last year and this year the project grew to over 5,000 plants. Students from Cardinal Carter Secondary School helped last fall to gather seed from several native species. In the spring they cleaned the seed and sowed it into Ellepots donated by A.M.A. Plastics Ltd., under the supervision of Park staff.
The propagation in the school’s greenhouse was very successful and despite the rain, the transplanting on June 1st went quickly with about 90 students, school and park staff and 6 A.M.A. staff members on hand.
Park staff were pleased with the germination rates of these plants, which included flowers and grasses, and they also appreciated the easy transplanting. It was a pleasure working with interested young people and A.M.A. is looking forward to helping out again. You can see more about this project in the April and June Press Release section of A.M.A.’s website at A.M.A. Press Release including a link to a YouTube PowerPoint photo summary . Thanks to the Southpoint Sun for covering the story. Point Pelee is a National Park at the southernmost tip of mainland Canada and a local treasure.