Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority donation to restore habitat at Fifty Point CA with native species plantings

Trees at Fifty Point Conservation Area offer vital natural habitat to migratory songbirds along the Lake Ontario shoreline.

A donation from Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority is helping Fifty Point CA to rebuild its tree canopy after dozens of mature trees were lost to the emerald ash-borer. Most of the trees were located within a 2.5 hectare area of land. The Port Authority donation of $5,000 will be used to plant native trees and shrubs on 1.5 hectares and create a pollinator meadow on the remaining hectare.

In addition to hosting a marina, campground and beach, Fifty Point CA is also a vital piece of natural land along an increasingly-developed Lake Ontario shoreline. A number of migratory songbird species, including Species at Risk, have been spotted at Fifty Point.