Picture of the Memorial ForestCreating forests as a living memorial of loved ones

The Long Point Region Memorial Forest is a special forest growing at the entrance to Backus Heritage Conservation Area. It provides a natural, lasting tribute to loved ones while creating a healthy landscape.

Remember a family member, a friend or a colleague who has passed away by making a donation in his or her memory through the Long Point Region Memorial Forest Program. The family of the deceased will receive an “In Memoriam” card letting them know that a donation has been made in memory of their loved one. While individual trees are not planted for each donation; every donation helps to plant trees and maintain the forest grove. The LPRCA plants as many trees as possible every spring in the Memorial Forest from donations received the previous year.

A permanent record of all donations, and the people they commemorate, is kept in a memorial register located in the Conservation Education Centre at Backus Heritage Conservation Area and at the Conservation Authority’s head office in Tillsonburg.

A dedication service is held each September at the Long Point Region Memorial Forest. In 2018, the event will be held on Sunday, September 16th at 2 pm.

Planting trees is not only a wonderful way to remember the life of a friend or loved one, it also assures a better environment for years to come.

Contact the Long Point Region Conservation Authority at 519-842-4242 for information on the Memorial Forest Program or to make a memorial donation.